Horizon Sports launches on MX Player in India

The deal was facilitated by Asian and Indian distributors Ria Media and India Spark, respectively.


Mumbai: UK-based nature sports and wellness video platform, Horizon Sports has licensed its catalogue to Indian entertainment streaming platform MX Player. Under this agreement, Horizon Sports will provide 500 hours of content relating to action, endurance and adventure sports and wellness to over 200 million monthly active users in India, on MX Player. It’s unique content – covering Iron Man triathlons, ultra-trail running, sports documentaries, mountain sports, water and underwater travel and competitions – will now be available to MX Player’ large user base to stream for free.

Horizon Sports, a producer and aggregator of nature sports and wellness programming that caters to people who hike, run, cycle, love mountains, want to be healthy and more active in nature.

With over 75 million daily active users (DAUs) in India – MX Player is the largest entertainment platform in the country, present on one out of every two smartphones. It currently operates on an ad-supported model and is free to use the app for premium content.

MX Player integrates its offline video playing capabilities with a wide library of over 150,000 hours of premium content across 10 languages, including a critically acclaimed slate of MX Original originals, movies, web series, TV shows, news, audio music and games.

MX Player‘s content acquisition & syndication head Mansi Shrivastav said, “With Everytainment as our brand philosophy, we cater to all the entertainment needs of our large user base that spans across categories like web series, films, live channels, news and video content across genres. We are delighted to add the Horizon Sports catalogue to our diverse range of offerings with content that is sure to drive new users to the platform.”


Horizon Sports’ CEO & co-founder Laurence F. Hopper said, “We are delighted to be carried on MX player and be able to bring the hugely popular and growing world of endurance sports, wellness and exciting adventure videos also to India.”


Ria Media MD Alex Zecha said, "I am very excited about the opportunity to help introduce the actions, emotions & well-being, which are associated with the programs of Horizon Sports, to the Indian markets and their enthusiastic viewers. MX Player is an ideal partner with which to launch these auspicious activities. The horizon never looked better!" 


India Spark syndication & distribution head Khalid Khan said, “We along with our partner Ria Media are thrilled to facilitate the deal between MX Player and Horizon sports. Apart from being available in the U.S, Canada, U.K, Ireland, France, Mexico and various countries in Latin America, Horizon Sports will now be available in India as well. During these unprecedented times, the one realization that has come about globally is the importance of health and fitness. Launching Horizon Sports on MX Player is a big step in bringing the nature sports and wellness programming to the Indian viewers in hopes to inspire more people to be active in nature and achieve a healthy & active lifestyle...which is now, just on the Horizon.”


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