24i ENGINES TV AND MULTI-SCREEN FRONT END FOR DEUTSCHE GLASFASER

Published September 12th, 2014


Amsterdam, Netherlands, September 12, 2014 – Dutch TV app developer 24i today announced that the leading German fibre operator Deutsche Glasfaser is the launching customer of its new product ‘Smart Operator’. 24i’s TV Everywhere front-end solution enables Deutsche Glasfaser to reach out to its consumers with a uniform all-screen front-end for its ABOX set-top box and for SmartTVs, game consoles and mobile devices.

Over its state-of-the-art fibre-optic network, Deutsche Glasfaser offers an IPTV service for linear TV and Video on Demand. This includes innovative features like recommendations, Pause & Restart TV, Cloud PVR and user profiling. With 24i’s platform agnostic front-end, Deutsche Glasfaser offers a uniform and interactive TV and VoD experience for in-home viewing on all connected consumer screens available. Seamlessly connected to its proprietary back-end and entitlement system, the 24i Smart Operator front-end facilitates a superior interaction and functional possibilities for a personalized and extendable video content delivery by Deutsche Glasfaser.

Niels Jonkman, business manager Deutsche Glasfaser Medien states: “24i is a leading innovator within the TV app space. Since we strived to set a new standard in quality and functionalities of IPTV and multiscreen video services, we decided to develop our solution with 24i as our front-end partner. The combination of 24i’s technological innovation and a pragmatic realization led us to a TV interface on all platforms, that our customers will enjoy by its beautiful simplicity and new functionality.”

Martijn van Horssen, CEO 24i, underlines the joint approach: “We thank Deutsche Glasfaser for their trust in our technology and our team. Our joint effort resulted in a Smart Operator implementation that will raise the bar for TV watching in Germany. We strive to continue our cooperation and keep on working on the TV experience of tomorrow. The launch of the Deutsche Glasfaser TV solution is a giant leap for realizing 24i’s product strategy. We are grateful we made that step together with DGF’s team.”

24i demonstrates the Smart Operator and other TV app solutions at the IBC trade fair in Amsterdam in hall 14, booth L05 until September 16th.

24i EXTENDS NUEVO SIGLO'S OTT SERVICE TO SMART TV AND GAME CONSOLE

Amsterdam, Netherlands, September 13, 2014 – Uruguayan cable operator Nuevo Siglo has contracted Amsterdam-based developer 24i to implement their ‘Smart Operator’ solution, thus enabling the operator to add Smart TVs and game consoles to their OTT service ‘NS Now’. The Smart Operator is a TV Everywhere front-end solution that enables operators to deliver an enriched TV experience to any screen. Nuevo Siglo already provided OTT content on tablet and mobile and is now partnering with 24i to include Connected TV screens in their offering. 24i’s Smart Operator enables OTT delivery of a rich TV experience to all connected devices, including Smart TVs and game consoles. It delivers the familiar experience of live TV and video-on-demand, and extends it with many features, including Pause & Restart TV, personalized user profiles & recommendations, Cloud PVR, and SocialTV. The Smart Operator technology ensures the user enjoys a uniform experience on all devices. With the appointment, 24i and Nuevo Siglo enter into a long-term agreement, as the Smart Operator is employed in a license-based model. Eduardo Mandía del Castillo, Sales & Programming Director of Nuevo Siglo, comments: “To serve our customers with the most complete offering, it was vital for us to extend the reach of NS Now to include Smart TVs and game consoles. While doing this, we wanted to keep the same interface that users recognize from their tablet and mobile. 24i’s track record shows that they are more than capable of delivering on this goal.” Martijn van Horssen, CEO of 24i, says: “Our Smart Operator is suitable for this project because it is a platform-agnostic product that can be fitted to any back-end system. It can be integrated with Nuevo Siglo’s current technology framework without adjustments from their side. We are excited to work with Nuevo Siglo, our first Uruguayan client, on this project.” 24i demonstrates its Smart Operator solution at the IBC trade fair in Amsterdam, hall 14, booth L05 until September 16th.