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Microsoft Ventures has now invested in Make.TV, a leading cloud-based, live video acquisition and management solution. The Make.TV Live Video Cloud helps broadcasters, content rights holders and online publishers to acquire and curate user-generated and professionally produced live video from any source including mobile devices and social media platforms. Leading media and technology companies such as the largest eSports broadcaster ESL, BAMTech/MLB, Viacom, FOX Sports Brasil, RTL2, SWR and BR, and Swiss public broadcaster SRF are already using Make.TV’s Live Video Cloud.
“With today’s funding, Make.TV will rapidly accelerate its product development, marketing and sales efforts globally,” said Andreas Jacobi, CEO of Make.TV. “We are also excited that Erik, Bruce and Jonathan add additional seasoned media technology leadership to Make.TV and that new investors Microsoft Ventures, Vulcan Capital and Arnold Ventures are helping us to capitalize on the outstanding market opportunity.”
Using the raised money, Make.TV is planning to opening its headquarters in Seattle, WA; offices in Los Altos, CA; and expanding engineering and customer support in Cologne, Germany.