Swisscom TV Opens Blockchain-based Art Gallery

Swiss company dloop is launching a platform that allows art to be distributed and financed on a new platform called NOOW — which is available as an app exclusively on Swisscom TV (UHD-ready TV-Box from Swisscom) and will include 100 works by 30 international artists

“This is about more than creating a virtual gallery; the next step will be to include curated exhibitions on the platform and close collaboration with galleries,” stated curator Stefanie Marlene Wenger. “With over 300 channels, a huge selection of films, series and sports on demand, plus great apps, Swisscom TV offers its customers the best entertainment — now including digital art for the living room.”

Blockchain enables limited edition digital artworks

The NOOW app enables viewers to select the pieces and purchase a certified copy. A conscious decision was taken to limit the number of works.

“Swisscom TV is one of the first providers in the world to offer art on the TV screen. We are delighted to have Swisscom on board for this courageous project”, says dloop CEO Tom Rieder. “NOOW is making digital art into a collector’s object and creating value for it.”

Digitisation has enabled digital art to be copied without any reduction in quality, essentially eroding the value of an original. With NOOW, however, the owner receives a certificate of authenticity and knows how many copies of work exist.
 Basel artist Jonas Baumann also sees the benefit of expanding distribution channels:

“NOOW helps me to bring art to the screen. It also offers new creative opportunities to experiment with animated images and offer them to a wider audience.”


Originally published at Blockchain News.