24i TO LAUNCH TV EVERYWHERE SOLUTION ‘SMART OPERATOR’ AT IBC2014

Published September 10th, 2014


Amsterdam, Netherlands, September 10, 2014 – TV app developer 24i introduces its product ‘Smart Operator’ at the annual trade show IBC in Amsterdam. The Smart Operator enables TV operators to reach out with their TV channels and VoD content to any consumer screen worldwide, from TV to mobile phone.

The Smart Operator is an IPTV and OTT TV Everywhere front-end solution that enables operators to bring an interactive TV experience to any screen. It offers a uniform interface and interoperability across all connected devices, ranging from Smart TVs, game consoles and set-top boxes to tablets and smartphones. The product enriches the traditional TV experience of live TV and Video-on-Demand with a multi-screen approach and innovative features like SocialTV, Pause & Restart TV, Cloud PVR and User Profiling & Recommendations.

Martijn van Horssen, CEO of 24i, comments: “With the Smart Operator, offering a modern, multi-screen TV experience is now within reach for any operator, on a pay-per-user basis. Their consumers enjoy a personalized TV offering on all of their devices, wherever they are. Imagine watching live TV on your tablet in the train and switching to your Smart TV when you get home. A uniform TV experience, platform agnostic: that’s our innovative and strategic offering to operators and broadcasters.”

The multi-platform IPTV and OTT TV app can be deployed on top of any existing or newly chosen back-end system. A separate set-top box is an option, not a necessity. 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 ENGINES TV AND MULTI-SCREEN FRONT END FOR DEUTSCHE GLASFASER

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.