Published August 24th, 2019
A next-generation OTT ecosystem involves working together to support media companies along the disruption curve, says 24i CEO Martijn van Horssen.
Hall 14 has always been the outlier at IBC. The somewhat mysterious tent houses mostly software companies whose business models are based on helping broadcasters, operators and content companies profit from disruption. 24i is no exception. This year we are celebrating a decade of success and disruption by showcasing the next generation of video experiences, for the next generation.
As the number of direct to consumer (D2C) video services grow, forward-thinking operators and broadcasters are having to disrupt their own business models in order to thrive and even survive. These next-generation video service providers understand the impact their video experiences have on their brand value and are looking for modular-based solutions which upcycle existing technologies and allow them to create relevant and personalized services for every one of their viewers.
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.
Dec 05, 2018
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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 21, 2017