Published September 11th, 2019
Amsterdam, The Netherlands – 11 September 2019 – 24i, the industry-leading, global video experience company, today announced that it will present at IBC 2019 (Stand 14.G04) exciting early 2019 customer wins and significant growth in partners joining its SmartOTT Backstage ecosystem.
Martijn van Horssen, Joint-CEO of 24i, said, “IBC2019 marks an important milestone in our 10-year history. As our biggest year of growth to date we celebrate significant customer wins on both sides of the Atlantic and strong traction with our Backstage product suite for partners ecosystem; in addition, becoming part of the Amino Technologies Group in July 2019, has accelerated our momentum in what already was a highly successful year.”
New customer video experiences to be presented by 24i at IBC include:
Also on show from 24i is the Company’s flexible, modular, cloud-based SmartOTT Backstage™ app management platform which, together with a powerful partner ecosystem, enables operators, broadcasters and media companies to readily create next-generation, branded video experiences and best-manage and monetize their content on any platform and device.
“The quality and number of members of our partners program shows that we’ve got the right architecture and approach for the future of OTT,” adds Martijn van Horssen. ”Our SmartOTT Backstage ecosystem provides a much simpler route to OTT success for our customers and includes serious benefits in time-to-market, lower CAPEX and OPEX, as well as adding far greater power and flexibility through pre-integration with specialist solution providers. I’m looking forward to growing SmartOTT Backstage with our partners.”
Already integrated with the 24i SmartOTT Backstage™ platform are:
During IBC, 24i will present:
Martijn van Horssen will be speaking at the following IBC events:
Saturday, September 14th.
11:00 – 11: 45: Artificial intelligence and machine learning in M&E process automation – CM Hub Theatre, Hall 14
12.00 – 17.00 – Google Android Launcher Workshop – Hotel Okura
Monday, September 16
16.30 – Bitmovin Expert Talk – Bitmovin, Stand E12, Hall 14
Meetings with 24i during IBC 2019 can be arranged online HERE or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to KPN, who today launched their Smart TV App on LG TVs in the Netherlands. The app, which was created by 24i, allows KPN subscribers to watch, pause and record live TV programs, catch up on what they have missed and easily search and discover more of their favourite content - all without the need for a set-top-box.
“Earlier this year, we created KPN’s first Smart TV app for Samsung TVs which was a major milestone in offering their customers even more choice and convenience. The launch on LG fits in with KPN’s mission to provide the best TV experience possible and we are proud to be able to help deliver on that promise,” said Martijn van Horssen, joint CEO, 24i.
Built upon the 24i Video Experience Platform, KPN is able to continuously improve and adapt its Smart TV apps and experience based upon customer behaviour, choice and preferences. The app can be used by KPN customers who have an internet and TV subscription and have a recent model of Smart TV from Samsung (from 2017) or from LG (from 2017).
You can read the news release (Dutch) from KPN here
Sep 13, 2017
Mar 27, 2019
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, March 27th 2019 – Today 24i Media, an industry-leading, global video app developer, announced that it is helping power the newly launched streaming service STIRR, from Sinclair Broadcast Group.
Sinclair’s STIRR, powered in part by 24i Media’s app technology, makes popular national news, sports, entertainment, local news and other content available on a variety of mobile and connected TV device platforms in the U.S.
“We are glad to be working with innovative and technology-driven partners like Sinclair Broadcast Group, as our work together contributes to the continuous enhancement of our technology platform and enables us to stay at the forefront of the latest media technologies and services,” said Ramon Duivenvoorden, CCO at 24i Media.
Using 24i’s module-based technology, media companies and broadcasters such as Sinclair, can create and launch immersive and flexible streaming video services on all screens, tailored to their needs. With this modular approach, customers are offered a faster and more flexible way of building their apps with state-of-the-art components and third-party integrations.
“STIRR extends the reach of broadcast content and brings our original digital content to even more users,” said Adam Ware, general manager of STIRR. “24i’s application development platform has helped us efficiently deliver an exceptional product.”
Leveraging 24i’s SmartTemplate solution and proprietary AppCore technology platform allows for smooth customization and repurposing of the UI, offering scalability and a template-based approach for easy customization across a number of connected devices and enhancements at any time. 24i and Sinclair worked together to ensure consistency of the STIRR branding across Apple TV, Android, FireTV, Roku and iOS.
“The OTT multiscreen environment is always changing, and it’s important that broadcasters differentiate the user experience and ensure a fast time to market for their services,” said Martijn van Horssen, CEO at 24i Media. “With the launch of STIRR, Sinclair Broadcast Group is taking a pivotal step in offering their viewers a truly original and personalized viewing and user experience. We are incredibly excited to be working with STIRR as they endeavor to drive their next phase of digital growth with video. We look forward to playing an active role as its service evolves over the forthcoming years.”
Apr 03, 2019
Amsterdam (The Netherlands), April 3rd, 2019 - Today 24i Media, an industry-leading, global video app developer, showcased how customers can quickly and easily extract insights from videos using Smart OTT and Microsoft Azure Media Services: Video Indexer. 24i will this new solution at the Microsoft booth (#SL6716) and at the 24i booth (#SU9610) at the 2019 NAB Show in Vegas.
In a move to empower its customers to make their video services even more personalized, powerful and intuitive, 24i Media has integrated Video Indexer into their product line. This integration will empower customers to build enhanced search experiences in their video apps, with embedded insights, that increase user engagement.
“Media companies with large archives often struggle with the challenge of transforming those archives into business value, particularly given the challenges of content discovery at scale. Content categorization is often flawed and manual tagging is expensive, error-prone and scales badly,” said Martijn van Horssen, CEO at 24i Media. “By integrating Video Indexer to our modular suite of OTT components, we’re making it easier for customers to unleash the power of their content, improving viewer interaction and engagement.”
Video Indexer builds upon media AI technologies to make it easier to extract insights from videos. Customers can use it to search for spoken words, faces, characters, emotions and enrich apps with embedded video insights to drive user engagement. When paired with 24i's technology, metadata is automatically created by the Indexer and imported as tags into 24i's SmartOTT. For broadcasters for example, this can help create more impactful promotion clips and drive viewers to their content.
“Be it live or on-demand, video is a great way for media companies to engage with viewers whose consumption habits have evolved beyond the linear experience,” said Sudheer Sirivara, General Manager, Azure Media, Microsoft Corp. “We’re excited to partner with 24i Media to deliver a personalized viewing experience to audiences, anytime, anywhere, on any device."