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

Published September 13th, 2014


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.

24i AND ABOX42 DELIVER SMART OPERATOR PROPOSITION TO DEUTSCHE GLASFASER

Amsterdam, Netherlands, September 15, 2014 – Dutch TV app developer 24i and German set-top box manufacturer ABOX42 have formed a partnership to jointly bring 24i’s ‘Smart Operator’ product to the market. The Smart Operator is a TV Everywhere solution offering a unified interface across a range of connected devices such as Smart TVs, game consoles, tablets, smartphones and the ABOX42 set-top box. The product delivers a complete TV experience with many features, including Restart TV, Network PVR and personalized user profiles & recommendations. At present the companies are collaborating to implement this product over a Unicast IPTV connection for German fibre operator Deutsche Glasfaser. “We are happy to work with ABOX42 in this project. Their M20 box has very strong performance and a rich SDK that allows us to deploy the Smart Operator smoothly”, says 24i CEO Martijn van Horssen. ABOX42 CEO Matthias Greve is equally content with the cooperation: “This is a very interesting partnership. 24i has a strong background in Smart TV and our set-top box provides a solution for non-connected TV sets. Their Smart Operator product is really setting the standard for modern TV interfaces.” Both 24i and ABOX42 are exhibiting at IBC2014 in hall 14, where they demonstrate the Smart Operator and other TV solutions.