Published September 12th, 2014
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.
Nov 12, 2014
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."
May 09, 2018