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Babelgum signs more new content deals

Joost-competitor P2P IPTV company Babelgum has set up new dedicated channels for ZED, Off The Fence and Green TV production companies.

The new content will be added to Babelgum's Nature and Conservation community transforming it into a useful resource for educational documentaries on the environment and wildlife.

Documentary film company ZED launched 'My Planet TV', a new exclusive channel on Babelgum.

The channel will be a central online destination for all of its award-winning international documentaries.

Over 100 hours of content will be rolled-out over the next six months including multiple award-winning titles 'Becoming a Man', 'Becoming a Woman', and 'Jaglavak prince of insects'.

Independent non-fiction programming specialist Off The Fence will also make its wildlife documentaries available on new channel 'Into the Wild'.

Green TV, a web TV channel raising the awareness of environmental issues will release new programming every month on the new Green TV Channel on Babelgum's platform.

Valerio Zingarelli, CEO at Babelgum, said : "The three new deals we are announcing today further emphasise our position as a leading player in the Internet TV space. Our Nature and Conservation community is going from strength to strength through the expansion of licensed content and the production of our own content through our Digital Studio Initiative."

The content will be free to watch online and will be backed by adverts.

Babelgum has had a slow start but its monthly uniques, according to Alexa, Compete and Quantcast, have shot up to the point that it is almost on par with rival Joost.

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