Huawei has just announced a strategic collaboration with Dailymotion, the video technology maker, for its Huawei video entertainment service. The contract will somehow act as a replacement for the Google-owned YouTube app on Huawei smartphones.
Dailymotion has revealed the deal in a press release, which says that the technology package comprises a steady white-label player, a massive volume of international and local video content through the app’s API, and a powerful monetization solution of the video collection.
Stéphane Godin, Chief Content Officer at Dailymotion, said: “Thanks to all our premium partners, Dailymotion is able to distribute a large number of videos and playlists to third-party publishers. We are proud to collaborate with Huawei to make all of our content catalog reach new premium audiences.”
Although it is not a direct replacement for YouTube, Dailymotion is a big video content provider to publishers that do not create their own video content, such as MSN, Bing, and Orange. The new collaboration increases Huawei’s position as it continues to develop without Google.
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The Dailymotion partnership follows a collaboration between Huawei and Tom-Tom, signed in January, for the Dutch digital map provider to offer the tech giant the proper infrastructure for its own alternative to Google Maps.
Jervis Su, Vice President of Mobile Services, Huawei Consumer Business Group, said: “We’re pleased to offer our Huawei Video service so that people across the globe can easily explore thousands of videos and movies available from our partners, including Dailymotion, anywhere and anytime. We are committed to bringing more choice to consumers. We also hope it will bring some joy to all of their lives at this time.”
In the meantime, the U.S. ban on Huawei is showing no signs of ending, but it is rather becoming more severe. In a memo sent to employees this month, ARM mandated staff to stop collaborating with Huawei in order to abide by the latest restrictions created by the U.S. government. ARM is a main partner for HiSilicon, the processor maker accountable for all SoCs on Huawei smartphones, such as the latest Kirin 990 in the Huawei P40 Pro.