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Fully integrated, end to end video solution enables the Dutch mobile network operator to provide a truly next-generation TV service
Cambridge 9 December 2019 - Amino, the global media and entertainment technology solutions provider and sister-company 24i, the innovator of next- generation video experiences, today announced that they have entered into an agreement with the Dutch MVNO Youfone to provide a fully-integrated, end-to-end video solution to refresh and expand its TV and OTT offering.
The TV challenger launched its TV services in 2017 and will now rely on 24i and Amino to create a next-generation viewing experience to meet and exceed the increasing demands of modern TV consumers. Youfone will deploy an end-to-end solution that combines Amino’s IPTV and TV Everywhere expertise with 24i’s leadership in video experience design and application development. 24i became an Amino group company in July 2019 and Youfone is the first joint-solution deployment to be announced. The Amino and 24i solution is expected to be live at Youfone in Q2 2020.
The solution will combine 24i’s Smart Video and Smart Apps video experience products as well as Amino’s Amigo 7x Android STBs running on AminoOS, all managed through ENGAGE, Amino’s cloud-based service management platform. The deployment will provide transcoding,middleware, CDN and front-end applications for Android, iOS phones and tablets enabling live TV, catchup, restart and nPVR of approximately 100 channels.
“We are on a mission to challenge how TV services in the Netherlands are delivered by providing our customers with the most extensive and flexible viewing options combined with state-of-the-art features,” said Valentijn Rensing, CEO of Youfone. “We are excited to be the first company to benefit from the combined offering from Amino and 24i which enables us to take our TV and video experiences to the next level.”
“The expertise of the 24i and Amino teams combined with our joint technology solutions gives Youfone the competitive advantage of being able to adapt, grow and manage their TV and video services from one, dynamic platform,” Donald McGarva, Amino Group Chief Executive Officer. “Today’s announcement also marks a major milestone for the Amino and 24i teams as we celebrate our first joint customer deployment since the two companies came together earlier this year.”
NOTE: Amino and 24i will be exhibiting at CES, Las Vegas from January 7-10. To arrange a meeting please contact the companies HERE.
Jan 06, 2020
By DONALD MCGARVA, Group Chief Executive Officer, Amino
As we start a new year and decade at CES 2020, we cannot help but think about how we gain clarity around what the future of the TV looks like. We have seen significant change in the past several years as consumers opt out of Pay TV contracts and pursue seemingly endless alternatives in the form of vMVPD, SVOD or D2C services. Even as more content is being produced, the future of TV is dependent on what consumers really want.
We believe consumers want what we call a modern TV experience. A modern TV experience gives the consumer rich, engaging, flexible and personalised ways to access and consume video content. We already know that consumers are using more devices than ever before to watch videos. While the TV itself is still a meaningful device it is. by its very nature, limited to in-home viewing. Networks continue to advance with 5G rollouts underway and improved WiFi solutions fulfilling consumer demand for connectivity on any device.
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