Published September 18th, 2015
Amsterdam/Oslo/Montevideo: September 18, 2015 – 24i Media has launch Uruguayan cable operator Nuevo Siglo ‘NS Now’ Over-The-Top (OTT) service for Smart TVs at IBC 2015 – a highly innovative TV app based on the Smart Operator solution of Amsterdam-based TV app developer 24i Media.
Nuevo Siglo already provides OTT content on hybrid set-top-boxes, tablets and mobile devices secured by advanced content protection technology and DRM solutions from Conax. The leading Uruguayan operator is now partnering with 24i to include connected TV screens in their TV Everywhere offering which will be protected and enabled by the Conax Contego™ security backend.
24i Media offers the Smart Operator solution as a TV Everywhere front-end that enables operators to deliver an enriched TV experience to any screen. This ensures that the user enjoys a uniform experience on all devices. 24i’s Smart Operator facilitates an OTT delivery of a rich and interactive TV experience to all connected devices, including Smart TVs, game consoles and even set-top boxes. It optimizes 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 Social TV.
“It is very important for us to work with experienced regional partners, says Mario Oliveira, CTO, Nuevo Siglo. 24i is providing high quality service and valuable expertise in rolling out the new solution. Conax continues to offer Nuevo Siglo both a robust, flexible and proven eco-system and the freedom to choose additional OTT components and services as our business grows. Thus, we are very satisfied with the combination of technologies and partners in providing our operations with the ability to easily deploy the new Smart Operator app for further enhancing our consumer offering moving into new generations of content consumption.”
Eduardo Mandia 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. While doing this, we wanted to keep the same interface that users recognize from their tablet and mobile. 24i’s track record ensured that they are more than capable of delivering on this goal. And they proved that in an efficient and effective implementation process.”
Martijn van Horssen, CEO of 24i, says: “Our Smart Operator is suitable for this project because it’s a platform-agnostic product that fits 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 on this project with Nuevo Siglo, one of our first Latin-American clients.”
Nuevo Siglo implemented the Conax Contego platform in 2014 which provides content protection and DRM solutions for their pay-TV operations enabling live and on demand content consumption across hybrid set-top-boxes and multiscreen devices.
“Conax’ partnership with 24i is an indication of the Conax Contego platforms flexibility to adopt new solutions from partners to enable operators like Nuevo Siglo to take their secure pay-TV offerings to new devices and at the same time have complete control of the user experience”, stated Rohit Mehra, SVP Americas, Conax. “Conax is very pleased with our cooperation with 24i and applaud Nuevo Siglo’s forward thinking and aggressive moves into finding new ways to offer their customers access to their on demand library.”
About 24i Media
24i conceives, designs, develops, deploys and maintains high value TV apps for all internet-connected screens: Smart TVs, set-top boxes, gaming consoles, tablets and mobiles. With more than 35 media professionals, 24i services world-leading broadcasters, operators and content-owners, like RTL, SBS, FOX, KPN and NGSN, enabling them to gain a massive competitive advantage in the media industry with innovative and break-through TV apps, enabling new monetization strategies by establishing interactive and personalized relationships with TV content consumers. As a highly focused and skilled front-end specialist, 24i is a true network organization and works in strategic partnerships with TV platform manufacturers, technology solutions providers, OVPs and other suppliers in the TV chain. 24i is founded in 2009 and headquartered in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) with offices in Madrid, Barcelona, Buenos Aires and Los Angeles.
A part of the Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD:S), Conax is a leading global specialist in total service protection for digital TV and entertainment services via broadcast, broadband and connected devices. The Conax Contego™ unified security hub provides telcos, cable, satellite, IP, mobile, terrestrial and broadband operations with an innovative portfolio of flexible and cost-efficient solutions to deliver premium content securely. Conax’ future-ready technology offers modular, fast-time-to-market solutions that enable easy entry into a world of secure multiscreen, multi-DRM content delivery. Headquartered in Oslo, Norway, ISO 9001 & 27001 certified Conax technology enables secure content revenues for 400 operators in 85 countries globally. For more information, please visit www.conax.com.
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