SAN FRANCISCO, CA — September 6, 2016 – Frankly Inc. (TSX VENTURE: TLK) (Frankly), a leading content, engagement and monetization platform for brands and media companies, secured a multi-year agreement with Heartland Media, a local broadcast media company, to deploy its full suite of multimedia platform services.
Atlanta-based Heartland Media operates local broadcast TV stations across the continental U.S., including WTVA in Tupelo, MS; WKTV in Utica, NY; KEZI in Eugene, OR; KDRV/KDKF in Medford/Klamath Falls, OR; and, KHSL/KNVN in Chico/Redding, CA. Heartland Media selected Frankly to be its exclusive provider of multimedia platform services, including CMS, advertising, mobile apps, over-the-top (OTT) apps, and online video and website management. Frankly will also offer comprehensive strategic consulting and support services to help Heartland Media increase its viewership and revenue.
“This win with Heartland Media affirms Frankly’s dominance in the market when it comes to providing local TV broadcasters with the best media management solutions out there today,” said company chairman and CEO, Steve Chung. “Following a competitive evaluation process, Heartland Media selected us because of our all-in-one CMS and total digital solution, as well as our consulting services and ongoing support capabilities. We look forward to supporting their mission to rapidly expand their viewership and regional footprint.”
Lisa Bishop, Chief Digital Officer, at Heartland Media, commented: “We chose to work with Frankly because of its world-class people, processes, and technology. In Frankly, Heartland gains a business partner with stability, a solid vision, market leadership and unmatched excellence in customer service and support. We are excited to onboard our stations to the Frankly Platform, allowing us to connect with our audiences and achieve success across all digital platforms.”
About Heartland Media
Heartland Media is a local broadcast media company, operating local broadcast TV stations and digital media assets across the continental United States. For more information, visit www.heartlandtv.com.
Frankly (TSX VENTURE: TLK) builds an integrated software platform for brands and media companies to create, distribute, analyze and monetize their content across all of their digital properties on web, mobile and TV. Its customers include NBC, ABC, CBS and FOX affiliates, as well as top fashion brands, professional sports franchises and global organizations. Collectively, Frankly reaches nearly 80 million monthly users in the United States. The company is headquartered in San Francisco with major offices in New York. To learn more, visit www.franklyinc.com.
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