24i named Finalist in the Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Awards 2017

Published August 16th, 2017

Industry leading Internet TV app leader honored to be amongst the finalist in the industry recognized Streaming Media Readers Choice award 2017.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, August 16th, 2017, 24i Media, an industry-leading global TV app developer for the world’s top media companies, today announced that it has been named Finalist in the category “Best Multiscreen Solution” in the Streaming Media Readers Choice Award 2017.

Nominated by fans and peers alike, 24i and our turnkey, world class TV app solution, SmartOTT, has been named Finalist in the 2017 Streaming Media Readers Choice Award,  in the category for “Best Multiscreen solution”, a category covering Over-the-top and “catch-up” solutions for delivering television content online to multiple devices, including set-top boxes, smart TVs, mobile phones, tablets, and more. Big thanks to everyone who voted for us!

“Streaming Media readers are sophisticated users of technology and we’re thrilled by the fact that they’ve noticed our products and casted their vote on us,” said Martijn Van Horssen, CEO at 24i Media. “We’re proud of our broad range of internet TV apps offerings we have, enabling our customers to create flexible and personalized apps across all devices.”

Powerful and flexible, SmartOTT, is a turnkey TV app solution for all devices, empowering leading operators, broadcasters, media companies and content owners across the world to seamlessly create, manage, distribute and monetize their premium content across all networks and devices. Powered by 24i’s proven AppCore production framework, the template-based SmartOTT solution ensures fast time-to-market and proven UI & UX. Learn more about SmartOTT.

Meet 24i Media at IBC, booth 14.D30
24i Media will be showcasing their feature rich set of TV applications including SmartOTT and SmartOTT Backstage at IBC, booth 14.D30 in Amsterdam, Sept 15-19. Drop by our stand or book a meeting to discover how you can leverage 24i’s next generation tools and technologies to stand out from your competitors and capitalize on our flexible and proven solutions and take your Internet TV ambitions to the next level.

About 24i Media (www.24i.com)

24i is an industry-leading global TV app developer with award-winning technology that helps customers develop and deploy apps faster and more efficiently on all devices, screens and platforms. 24i empower broadcasters, content owners and operators with future-proof and flexible tools to create and monetize personalized TV apps, while accelerating time-to-market and reducing cost.

24i’s technology framework powers the digital experience for leading brands around the world, including RTL, Fox Sports, Viacom, Sinclair Broadcasting Group, Globo, RTE, NPO, Fuse Media and many more, delivering state-of-the-art OTT apps, designed to maximize ROI, create seamless consumer experiences and build personalized engagements across all platforms, turning viewers into fans.

24i Media is headquartered in Amsterdam, with offices in Los Angeles, Buenos Aires, Madrid, Copenhagen and Brno.

For more information, please visit www.24i.com.




Roku’s share of Streaming market on the rise

The number of homes where Roku devices are used is increasing as it becomes a more popular way to consume TV programming as per a new report from Parks Associates. New consumer research from Parks Associates (http://www.parksassociates.com/) reveals Roku (www.roku.com) is increasing its lead in the streaming media player landscape. As of Q1 2017, 37% of streaming media players owned by U.S. broadband households are Roku devices, up from one-third in Q1 2016. The firm’s latest industry report Reinventing CE: Transforming Devices to Service Platforms shows this increase in share of installed base puts Roku further ahead of its main competitors Amazon, Google, and Apple. “Roku emerged early as a U.S. market leader for streaming media players, and the company has held firmly to that position,” said Glenn Hower (http://www.parksassociates.com/staff/glenn-hower), Senior Analyst, Parks Associates. “Higher-priced devices, such as the Apple TV, have not been able to keep up with low-priced and readily available Roku devices, which can be found at Walmart for as low as $29.99.” According to Parks Associates (http://www.parksassociates.com/), of the other major players in this market, only Amazon’s Fire TV had an increase in its share of installed base during the same timeframe. Amazon increased its share from 16% to 24% of streaming media players owned by U.S. broadband households, which moved the e-tailer ahead of Google for second place in streaming media player adoption. Google’s Chromecast now holds an 18% share of installed base, while Apple’s share fell to 15%. “One-third of U.S. broadband households own a streaming media player,” Hower said. “The growth of the U.S. OTT market provided consumers with unprecedented ease of access to video content. These streaming media devices make for quick and easy access to the top OTT libraries.” Reinventing CE: Transforming Devices to Service Platforms (http://www.parksassociates.com/report/reinventing-ce) examines how the CE industry has migrated from producing and distributing hardware to distributing OTT content and leveraging advertising models. It discusses the impact of the shift on the industry as well as industry progress in benefiting from the new business models. It also assesses the transition from hardware to software as more content is streamed from the cloud and the impact on CE devices such as streaming media players and gaming consoles.   Roku to speak at Nordic TV Summit in Copenhagen, September 28th 2017 Mark Hollett, Director, Business Development EMEA, Pay TV at Roku will be speaking at the annual Nordic TV Summit in Copenhagen on September 28th sharing his insight in the world of streaming devices and the future of devices in the multiscreen battleground. Nordic TV Summit offers a unique opportunity for high- and mid-level TV executives to efficiently tackle big issues facing this industry—all while sharing information and learning from each others’ real world experiences as the OTT and TV business transforms before our eyes. Join us (https://www.nordictvsummit.com/sign-up) for this must-attend event that brings together TV distributors, programmers and vendors to discuss the latest trends and challenges surrounding the TV business. More information on www.nordictvsummit.com Additional research the report (http://www.parksassociates.com/report/reinventing-ce) shows:
  • 45% of U.S. broadband households own a smart TV.
  • Parks Associates estimates 15.6 million smart speakers with personal digital assistants were sold in the U.S. in 2016.
  • Nearly one-half of all U.S. broadband households own a gaming console
Source: Parks Associate