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Delivery Agent will manage multi-platform commerce selling over 7,000 different products for A+E Networks.
San Francisco, CA. – July 10, 2013 – Delivery Agent, Inc., the market leader in turning TV viewers into customers for more than 350 of the world’s leading global brands, today announced that A+E Networks®, an award-winning global media company, has extended their partnership with the company through 2015. According to the terms of the contract, Delivery Agent will manage multi-platform commerce selling over 7,000 different products for A+E Networks®, across HISTORY®, the number one factual entertainment network among males 25-54; Lifetime®, a leading brand delivering top-tier, female-focused entertainment; and A&E®, one of the hottest top five networks in the media landscape today. Together, A+E Networks® is currently the second largest cable portfolio in the delivery of adults and has 19 of the top 50 shows.
In addition to the five online stores managed under this agreement, Delivery Agent will power second screen commerce experiences and single screen t-commerce contextual experiences across a range of operators and CE manufactures reaching more than 85MM homes.
“We are pleased to extend our partnership with A+E Networks, and continue our work to monetize its highly-rated family of properties,” said Mike Fitzsimmons, Delivery Agent CEO. “A+E Networks has been an industry innovator, working with us to ensure that high-quality commerce experiences follow its content across consumer platforms.”
“Delivery Agent has been a trusted partner of ours for the last five years,” said Kate Winn, SVP Consumer Products, A +E Networks. “As we look forward at our strong programming schedule and our growing fan base, we see tremendous opportunity to exponentially grow our commerce business with Delivery Agent.
About A+E Networks
A+E Networks® is an award-winning, global media content company offering consumers a diverse communications environment ranging from television networks to websites, to home videos/DVDs to gaming and educational software. A+E Networks is comprised of the A&E®, Lifetime®, HISTORY®, LMN®, Bio.®, H2™, HISTORY en Espaňol™, Crime & Investigation Network®, Military HISTORY®, A&E IndieFilms®, A+E Networks International®, A+E Networks Digital® and A+E Networks Consumer Products™. A+E Networks channels and branded programming reach more than 300 million households in over 150 countries. A+E Networks. is a joint venture of Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.
About Delivery Agent, Inc.
Delivery Agent is the market leader in turning TV viewers into revenue generating customers for the world’s largest brands and media companies. Delivery Agent’s proprietary technology allows viewers to engage with and transact directly from advertisements and television shows through web, mobile, and advanced television applications. Currently in market with leading broadcasters, advertisers, MVPDs and smart TV manufacturers, Delivery Agent brings scalability, organization and economic incentive to a disparate ecosystem that has traditionally lacked uniform technical standards and has been challenged by complex rights and revenue sharing issues. To date, Delivery Agent has enabled over 700,000 hours of programming and advertisements resulting in over 200 million engagements and 10 million transactions. The company is deployed and maintains long term partnerships with NBC, FOX, CBS, HBO, Showtime, Pepsi, Visa, Comcast, Cablevision, AT&T, Verizon, Samsung and LG among others. More information about Delivery Agent is available at www.deliveryagent.com and @deliveryagent.