Published December 21st, 2018
Tis the season to be Jolly for parties, presents and year-end planning.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for a fabulous 2018!
Best wishes for the New Year – may it be filled with happiness and good fortune.
All of us at 24i Media
We’re thrilled to see that our customer, NLZiet, an online OTT Platform in Holland, is experiencing a strong growth on connected TVs. The usage figures for NLZiet show that online viewing time on a connected TV screen increased by 30% in 2018.
With a viewing time share of 57%, the ‘good old tv’ has become by far the most important device for viewing online live television and video on demand. The 57% viewing time can be divided into 31% set-top box (Apple TV and Chromecast) and 26% smart TVs.
Recent studies already show that sales of tablets and desktops are falling. The fact that tablets and desktops are becoming increasingly out of favour is also reflected in the viewing behaviour of NLZiet users. Last year, the share of viewing time on desktops dropped to 19% (-30%) and on tablets to 14% (-22%). The share of viewing time on smartphones dropped to 9%, which is also influenced by the large growth in viewing time on set-top boxes and smart TVs. When streaming via an Apple TV and Chromecast, the smartphone is also often used.
“Viewers are increasingly taking their online viewing behaviour to the big screen,” commented Niels Baas, managing direvtor of NLZiet. “The current connected TVs and streaming devices make the new TV viewing easily accessible and offer a full-fledged and inexpensive alternative to a TV subscription’.
At 24i, we’re proud to work with innovative and leading OTT platforms like NLZiet. With a decade of experience in creating, designing and deploying video streaming applications for all devices, 24i is growing its client roster of leading properties like iflix, Globo, Tennis Channel, NPO, RTE, Fox Sports, Sinclair Broadcasting Group and many more.
Contact us today to learn more on how 24i can help you reach your audience across all devices and platforms.
Apr 18, 2017
Join us as we discuss OTT products and the business opportunities with our customer Sinclair Broadcasting Group and partner, Verizon Digital Media Services in a panel at NAB.
The way consumers enjoy media is constantly evolving, creating opportunities and challenges for both new entrants and established players. In 2017, the rate of change only seems to be accelerating and morphing to match modern tastes. To succeed, TV networks and broadcasters are re-imagining their businesses to meet viewers' modern expectations.
This panel will provide attendees with actionable insights into delivering end-to-end OTT products and the business opportunities it offers with key insight and learnings from the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in America, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., and the steps to driving revenue and engage consumers on multiple platforms.
During this panel, several key questions will be explored, including:
- What are the main technical and operational challenges for going OTT?
- Capitalizing on technology, business models and devices for scalability and OTT Success
- How hard is it to integrate broadcast and OTT workflows?
- How to successfully deliver OTT products across multiple brands
- Multiplatform viewing: mobile, connected device, and smart TV
Ben Miller, VP digital products at Sinclair Broadcasting Group
Joseph Hopkins, CRO at Verizon Digital Media Services
Martijn Van Horssen, CEO at 24i Media
Moderator: Glenn Hower, Senior Analyst, Parks Associate
When & Where
Wednesday April 26th 2:30PM - 3:00 PM | CM|IP Pavilion in South Upper Hall
Add it to your NAB calendar
Dec 09, 2019
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.
Apr 20, 2018