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iKO Media Group launches new EPG creation product

Boutique end-to-end media service firm iKO Media Group has announced the launch of its new EPG creation solution, iKOMAX. 

The solution promises to “allow TV channels to be in the frontline of EPG technology without spending efforts and funds on both human capital and equipment.”

The iKOMAX solution is a holistic cloud-based system for both playout and automatic EPG. The selling point, the company said, is that its remote access capabilities allow the solution to be accessed from anywhere in the world.

Features of iKOMAX include automatic installation and up-to-date channel list, regional channel numbering, ability to add channel logo and category, program guide with illustration in multiple languages (currently English and Arabic).

Mark Demichovski, VP Sales Operation, iKO Media Group, said: “During Covid-19, we introduced our cloud playout solution, iKOCLOUD, that allows our customers to keep their business running, from anywhere in the world with a simple laptop and WiFi connection, beeping both their health and business safe.”

The company argues that most FTA channels broadcast on DTH platforms do not offer EPG information to viewers, but this is rectifiable by iKOMAX. The company cited Eutelsat’s recently launched Sat.Tv, as an example of automatic EPG fully enabled by the solution.

Demichovski said: “iKO Media Group is constantly focused on expanding our service offering with innovative and advanced solutions that have a real need in the market. Collaborating with the technical team of Eutelsat and creating such a great solution for channels was in line with this strategy, becoming the enabler to the EPG enhanced service. Our reputation and vast experience were key components in their choice to cooperate with us to offer simple solutions to complex needs.”