WENN Digital and OVG partner to bring the KODAKOne Platform & KODAKCoin Cryptocurrency to six major NBA and NHL Arenas
WENN Digital, Inc., the creator and operator of the blockchain-based KODAKOne Image Rights Management Platform (KODAKOne Platform) and the KODAKCoin cryptocurrency, has announced its partnership with Oak View Group (OVG), to bring the KODAKOne Platform and KODAKCoin Token to six OVG Arena Alliance venues, including four NBA teams and two NHL teams.
Participating arenas and teams include: AT&T Center (home of the San Antonio Spurs), Bankers Life Fieldhouse (home of the Indiana Pacers), Golden 1 Center (home of the Sacramento Kings), Xcel Energy Center (home of the Minnesota Wild), Prudential Center (home of the New Jersey Devils) and Talking Stick Resort Arena (home of the Phoenix Suns).
Through the partnership, more than 10 million fans each year will have access to the to-be launched KODAKOne Platform, enabling them to upload, register and protect their in-venue photos and videos via KODAKOne Platform’s blockchain technology.
Jan Denecke, CEO of WENN Digital, said:
We want to introduce the KODAKOne Platform to a creative audience that we believe will both benefit from its functionality and serve as early adopters. The KODAKOne Platform is being designed specifically to enable users to upload, register and share their work, as well as be compensated for it in certain instances. Given the millions of fantastic live event photographs generated each year at OVG’s Arena Alliance venues, this was a natural place for us to start.
Dan Griffis, President of OVG Global Partnerships, added:
Mobile devices have transformed fans of professional sports and live events into some of our most talented content creators, and have enabled an unprecedented level of engagement for arena operators.
As part of the partnership, WENN Digital and the six Arena Alliance members will collaborate to build a platform that allows fans to use KODAKCoin Token for an array of in-venue transactions and promotions. To promote the use of both KODAKOne Platform and KODAKCoin Token, each venue will develop a number of arena and product promotions for attendees who use the platform. The arenas will also collaborate with WENN Digital to register their own video and photo content to be protected on KODAKOne Platform.
Benedikt Dohnanyi, CCO of WENN Digital, said:
We believe our partnership with OVG and these six select venues will provide groundbreaking access to the world of sports and entertainment – two of the most publicly followed and documented industries. Through the KODAKOne Platform, we are creating a new way for fans to further engage with the teams and performers they follow, all while rewarding their creative drive by building an environment where their images can be securely maintained.
Terry Tiernon, VP of Corporate Partnership for the Indiana Pacers, said:
We are thrilled that Bankers Life Fieldhouse is using the KODAKOne Platform and KODAKCoin Token to drive the guest experience forward by rewarding our guests for the content they create.
More information about the features and capabilities of the KODAKOne Platform can be found at: www.kodakone.com
About WENN Digital
WENN Digital, a brand licensee of Eastman Kodak Company, is the creator and operator of the KODAKOne Platform and the KODAKCoin Tokens. WENN Digital and its advisors are an experienced development and operations team with expertise in proprietary blockchain development, big data, copyright law, AI-enabled image recognition and post-licensing monetisation systems.
About Oak View Group
Oak View Group was founded in 2015 by Tim Leiweke and Irving Azoff to be a positive disruption in sports and entertainment, and currently has over 200 employees across offices in Los Angeles and New York. OVG’s business divisions include OVG Business Development, OVG Global Partnerships, OVG Media and Conferences, OVG Facilities, Prevent Advisors and the Arena Alliance.