Digital distributor Migo shortlisted for prestigious IBC Innovation Awards
JAKARTA, 30 SEPTEMBER 2021 – Disruptive distribution service Migo was shortlisted for the highly coveted IBC 2021 Innovation Awards for creating an “entirely new way to deliver digital content in countries that lack a widespread broadband infrastructure.”
The International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) is the world’s most influential media, entertainment and technology show. It recognizes organizations that have identified a specific market challenge and worked with technology partners to deliver a solution, across the categories of Content Creation, Content Distribution and Content Everywhere. Migo was shortlisted for the Content Distribution category and is competing against industry giants Boeing, BT Sport, MGM Studios and Riot Games. Other companies shortlisted for the other categories include Netflix, RRN and Riedel, Songbird, Timeline Television, DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga, In The Room, Mediapro, Sky Sports and SimplyLive.
Barrett Comiskey, Founder and CEO of Migo, said, “We are honored to be shortlisted for this award alongside leading companies who are proven innovators in their industries. At Migo, our mission is to level the digital playing field for under-innovated consumers by bringing the best bits of the internet to the local corner store, across the emerging world. This inclusion is in itself a major accomplishment for our growing innovation team spanning Taiwan, Indonesia and Philippines. It definitely gives us a great boost as we aggressively deliver on our mission and transform more lives with our tech solution.”
As an emerging market innovation company, Migo is uniquely focused on building a cost-efficient content and data distribution solution for mass market consumers. It currently has operations in Indonesia, where it launched in June 2020, and aims to launch in other emerging markets in the next few years. In addition to its Commercial Operations Center in Indonesia, Migo also has an R&D, Engineering and Supply Chain Center in Taiwan as well as a Support Center in the Philippines.
“We would like to thank our tech partner Dalet Flex for working with us on the submission as well as Amazon Web Services and Adobe Premier Pro. With their support, we were able to streamline content packaging and delivery which is an integral component of our robust end-to-end system,” adds Comiskey.
The final winners and their respective technology partners will be presented at the IBC2021 Awards Ceremony, taking place at the RAI, Amsterdam on December 3-6, 2021.
Migo levels the digital playing field for 3 billion under-innovated consumers – bringing the best bits of the internet to the corner store, across the emerging world.
After bringing reading into the digital era, Kindle tech inventor Barrett Comiskey built Migo’s disruptive unique ecosystem solution to provide affordable access to digital products and services. Backed by Temasek, YouTube’s Co-Founding CTO, blue chip VCs, and key industry insiders, Migo delivers data up to 100 times cheaper than existing networks, and that cost advantage is growing.
Migo launched in Indonesia in 2020. Migo’s initial product is sachet passes providing customers access to entertainment and education at convenient neighborhood clouds (aka Migo Download Stations/MDS). Migo today has over 300 MDS locations across Jakarta and is rapidly scaling.
In September 2021, MNC Vision Networks (MVN), a subsidiary of leading media conglomerate MNC Group, invested $40 million for a minority stake in Migo Indonesia, accelerating Migo Indonesia’s rollout to reach 100 million Indonesians across Java by end of 2022. Prior to the investment, Migo Indonesia became the core distributor of Vision+ (MVN’s OTT) content, by launching Vision+ on Migo to deliver a tailored experience to offline consumers.
In addition to its cornerstone partnership with Vision+, Migo Indonesia also carries entertainment content from a range of top local and international producers, and education content from the best Indonesian EdTech players, as well from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology.
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