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Love Connection: The Switch works with ITVAmerica to create innovative delivery workflow for Love Island Posted: 23/11/2021
Love Connection: The Switch works with ITVAmerica to create innovative delivery workflow for Love Island

Today, The Switch announces it provided ground-breaking production and connectivity services to support the production of this year's Love Island USA. Working closely with ITV America and CBS Network, The Switch created a unique workflow to support 24/7 live production of the show, which was filmed in multiple remote locations in Hawaii and produced between Hawaii, Los Angeles and Burbank. 




Tags: The Switch | Love Island | Production | ITV America | CBS Network
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The Switch deepens experience of cloud services team with hire of Peter Timmons as new Senior Product Manager Posted: 22/11/2021
The Switch deepens experience of cloud services team with hire of Peter Timmons as new Senior Product Manager


Today, The Switch announces it has hired Peter Timmons as Senior Product Manager in a new role that will drive the continued growth of its Cloud Video Services platform, MIMiC. Timmons brings with him a wealth of experience from previous roles at Imagine Communications, Sony, Snell Advanced Media and Gates Air.




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Setting the pace: Aura taps The Switch cloud capabilities for pioneering interactive livestream of 2021 Melbourne Cup Carnival Posted: 15/11/2021
Setting the pace: Aura taps The Switch and rsquo;s cloud capabilities for pioneering interactive livestream of 2021 Melbourne Cup Carnival

The Switch announces it was selected by the next-generation interactive streaming service Aura to power never-before-seen coverage of the 2021 Melbourne Cup. The Switch's Cloud Video Services platform, MIMiC, powered multiple live feeds from the Flemington Racecourse to the Aura app, where users were able to curate their own viewing experience via Aura's video-game-style platform. 


Tags: the switch | aura | horse racing | melbourne cup | ott | streaming | broadcast
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Amino powers GO Malta OTT Android TV launch Posted: 04/02/2021
Amino powers GO Malta OTT Android TV launch

Amino has announced that its AminoOS-powered Amigo 7X devices and Amino Engage are being deployed by GO Malta, Malta's leading communications services company. The deployment will provide GO Malta's customers with exciting new OTT video services based on Android TV. 

Tags: Amino | Android TV | GO Malta | OTT | STB | Streaming | DTT
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New 24i Whitepaper Tales from the OTT frontline Sees Streaming Providers Share the Secrets of their OTT Success and nbsp; Posted: 26/01/2021
New 24i Whitepaper Tales from the OTT frontline Sees Streaming Providers Share the Secrets of their OTT Success and nbsp;

24i, the video streaming expert, has launched its latest whitepaper sharing first-hand accounts of OTT app development and management, attributing four key indexes for success in the OTT market.

The paper, "Tales from the OTT frontline", shared case-studies from 24i's customers including Topic, Broadway HD, PureFlix and Game Show Network, and indicates that OTT players do not need Netflix-sized budgets to compete in the OTT playground.



Tags: 24i | OTT | Streaming | SVOD | VOD | AVOD | streaming wars
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24i and Amino Provide Turbo Boost to Android TV Posted: 27/10/2020
24i and Amino Provide Turbo Boost to Android TV

Amino, and sister-company 24i, today announced that its combined product portfolio provides operators and broadcasters with the optimal route to launching services on Android TV Operator Tier.

Android TV enables operators to update services that keep consumers in their environment by integrating streaming apps, update the UI and brand the UX. The appeal of the platform is growing quickly, with Google reporting that for 2019, it was working with more than 140 operators in over 60 markets – up from just 8 operators in 2016.

Tags: Android TV | Amino | 24i | UI | UX | Google | pay TV | OTT
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Amino Technologies PLC launches 2020 #futureisbright Graduate Programme to champion ambitious students and drive industry innovation Posted: 01/10/2020
Amino Technologies PLC launches 2020 #futureisbright Graduate Programme to champion ambitious students and drive industry innovation

Amino Technologies PLC, an innovative Media Tech business, has today launched its international graduate programme for students encompassing a range of disciplines, including software development, analytics, engineering, operations, HR, marketing and finance. The programme solidifies Amino’s commitment to investing for the future of media and entertainment technology, empowering students with a keen interest in starting their career in the dynamic media technology sector.

Tags: Amino | graduate programme | internship | engineering | HR | marketing | finance | analytics
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Youfone delivery of The Netherlands First Android TV service powered by 24i and Amino Posted: 13/08/2020
Youfone delivery of The Netherlands First Android TV service powered by 24i and Amino

Amino, and sister-company 24i, today announced that on 3/8/2020 Youfone launched the first Android TV service in the Netherlands, providing consumers with a next-generation converged OTT, VoD and live TV experience on TVs and mobile devices.

The Youfone service is powered by the 24i Video Experience Platform and devices from Amino, providing an end-to-end solution that enabled the Dutch MVNO to completely refresh its user experience and expand the reach of its TV service.

Tags: Amino | 24i | Youfone | Android TV | STB | VOD | OTT | Live TV | Transcoding
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New Video Experience Platform Accelerates Convergence of Pay-TV and OTT Services Posted: 22/07/2020
New Video Experience Platform Accelerates Convergence of Pay-TV and OTT Services

24i, the industry-leading, global video experience company, today announced the launch of its Video Experience Platform (VEP), a smart and cost-effective SaaS platform that, for the first time, productizes all the services required for the convergence of Pay-TV, IPTV, and OTT streaming.

VEP has been designed to accelerate time-to-market while delivering the essential flexibility and functionality required for the creation of next-generation video services.

 

Tags: Pay TV | OTT | IPTV | Streaming | microservices | video streaming | cloud | saas
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MediaKind appoints Matt McConnell as Chief Executive Officer Posted: 09/07/2020
MediaKind appoints Matt McConnell as Chief Executive Officer

MediaKind, a global media technology leader, today announces the appointment of Matt McConnell as CEO. McConnell brings over 30 years’ experience in the media industry, driving growth, building innovative technology platforms and enabling service providers to operate at scale. He was previously Senior Vice President and General Manager of Comcast Technology Solutions, a global division of Comcast Cable.

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The Switch delivers live international horse racing to Jockey Club ofTurkey Posted: 30/06/2020
The Switch delivers live international horse racing to Jockey Club ofTurkey

The Switch, the platform for the production and global delivery of live video, has been chosen by Jockey Club of Turkey (TJK) to deliver live horse racing streams from the UK to its growing audience of racing fans. Capitalizing on The Switch’s highly reliable video distribution network, TJK is able to ensure uninterrupted live feeds from races at venues such as Newmarket and Ascot reach its 600,000 customers in Turkey.

TJK receives feeds, picked up from London’s BT Tower via The Switch Access™ service, which are then live streamed over the club’s dedicated online channel to its 2,800 betting shops around the country. The agreement with The Switch allows TJK customers to watch and place bets on live UK race broadcasts across the flat racing season, including the 1000 Guineas and 2000 Guineas.

Tags: Live sports | sports betting | delivery | horse racing | satellite
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MediaKind delivers enhanced Advertising portfolio to unlock monetization potential of advertising and alternate content Posted: 21/04/2020
MediaKind delivers enhanced Advertising portfolio to unlock monetization potential of advertising and alternate content

 

MediaKind, a global media technology leader, today

announced that its award-winning Advertising and Content Distribution Rights

portfolio, PRISMA, has been reconfigured with a new flexible, modular feature

set. It has been reshaped to unlock the full revenue potential of advertising

and alternate content across broadcast and IP networks. The PRISMA Core and

PRISMA Edge products provide highly specialized content distribution rights definition

& enforcement and targeted advertising capabilities, including DAI,

localized content, content blackouts and security against piracy.

 

 

 

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Topic Streaming With 24i Posted: 07/04/2020
Topic Streaming With 24i

24i, the industry-leading video experience company, today announced that Topic, the new entertainment streaming service from First Look Media, has chosen 24i to power its new streaming video experience across topic.com, Apple TV and iOS, Android, Amazon Fire TV and Roku.
24i provides Topic with a brand-new suite of subscription and ad-supported video applications each with a consistent, intuitive video experience irrespective of viewing platform or device. The next-generation 24i Smart OTT productised solution, integrated with specialist partner technologies from Bitmovin, CenturyLink, Cleeng, EZDRM and JUMP enables Topic to extend, manage and monetize its programming to a fast-growing audience of ‘culture cravers.’

“We’re committed to providing our audiences with compelling and thought-provoking programming that reflects their values and interests, wherever they wish to access it,” said, Ryan Chanatry, Topic’s General Manager. “The smart products and solutions provided by 24i enable the Topic team to dynamically create next-generation video experiences, customize the presentation of titles by platform, and to differentiate Topic in an increasingly competitive direct-to-consumer video market”.

Topic, which officially launched November 21 2019, is a new streaming service offering North American premieres of global favourites along with original programming that includes a variety of scripted dramas, comedies, discussion shows, documentaries, and non-scripted programming which highlight human-focused stories from creators with a passionate point of view.

“The quality and variety of Topic’s programming make it extremely attractive to their growing audience,” said Martijn van Horssen, Joint-CEO of 24i. “By being able to support Topic’s platform-agnostic delivery strategy, we are delighted to deliver their next-generation video experiences and super-charge their growth to new platforms and audiences.”

Topic aims to push the art of storytelling to new heights by exploring different genres and media formats to develop and showcase impactful and engaging programming. The new service sources programming from leading global media companies, acquiring the rights to titles premiering at the world’s most prestigious film festivals as well as streaming original programming produced in-house by Topic or in partnership with some of today’s most prolific creators. Topic’s parent company is First Look Media, a company that was launched in 2013 by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar.

Within the 24i Smart OTT product, Topic can readily launch and manage its new, next-generation OTT service and extend its reach to multiple platforms, including iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku and the web. In addition, the 24i SMART BACKSTAGE management and insight manager ensures Topic delivers a consistently high-quality and personalised streaming service to every subscriber on their choice of device.

 www.24i.com

 

 

Tags: 24i | Topic | OTT | streaming | TV platforms
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BroadwayHD Launches Next GenerationStreaming Video Service with 24i Posted: 13/12/2019
BroadwayHD Launches Next GenerationStreaming Video Service with 24i

24i, the industry-leading, global video experience company, today announced that it has created, and launched a new suite of applications and Subscription Video-On-Demand (VOD) services for US-based video streaming service BroadwayHD.

The premier streaming service for live theatre BroadwayHD is available online at broadwayhd.com, and via a dedicated app on iOS,Android, Apple TV, Amazon Firestick and Roku.

Included among the recent hit productions released on the service are 42nd Street and Kinky Boots, both filmed on the West End by the BroadwayHD team, along with other recent and iconic stage shows such as Cats, King and I, and An American in Paris.

“We’re committed to providing the very best Broadway streaming experience to our growing global fanbase,“ said Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley, co-founders and co-owners, BroadwayHD. “We’re extremely pleased with the OTT solution provided by 24i, which has enabled us to launch our next-generation video service across multiple platforms and devices, introduce new business models and refresh and enrich our user experience. The high performance of this new platform enables us to concentrate on the quality of our content and growing the global audience for BroadwayHD.”

24i has worked in partnership with the subscriber retention management company Cleeng to deliver BroadwayHD a robust end-to-end OTT video solution that accelerates growth by simplifying the management, marketing, and monetization of its content while providing subscribers with a rich, personalized and easy to navigate experience on any device.

 

Tags: Amino | 24i | OTT | SVOD | Broadway | HD | Musical | Streaming
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Amino and 24i to evolve Youfone TV offering Posted: 09/12/2019
Amino and 24i to evolve Youfone TV offering

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 Dutch 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 App 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.

Tags: Amino | 24i | Youfone | OTT | CES | CDN | TV | Pay | Video
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