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Vimond adds connected TV support

Vimond Media Solutions has added support for connected TVs to the Vimond online TV platform, allowing users to publish services on connected TVs through the use of widgets or TV apps.

A broadcaster or operator with an existing OTT service powered by the Vimond platform will be able to adapt the same to a new connected TV interface and deliver directly to television screens over the web, according to the company.

Vimond’s multiscreen over-the-top service platform already supports mobile devices, tablets, set-top boxes, and computers.

“As the developer of the premier online TV platform, we have an obligation to support all devices and screens on which viewers may want to watch their favorite programming,” said Helge Høibraaten, CEO of Vimond Media Solutions. “Extending our capabilities to connected TVs was a must, and this development brings all the usual convenience and efficiency of the Vimond platform to broadcasters who want to service the connected TV audience.”

The Vimond platform provides an environment for managing and delivering multi-format OTT services.
Based in Bergen, Norway, Vimond is one of a number of technology companies spun off from national broadcaster TV2, together with Vizrt, StormGeo, and Mosart Medialab. After more than 10 years of technology development and use in production at Scandinavia’s biggest commercial online video enterprise, TV 2 Sumo, Vimond was established in 2011 to make solutions available to other broadcasters launching multiscreen over-the-top services. Vimond customers include TV4 in Sweden, MTV3 in Finland, TV2 in Norway, and pan-Nordic distributor CMore.

Vimond will be exhibiting at IBC on Stands 2.A31 and 13.391