Telekom Television launches OTT service in Solomon Islands with Switch media

Online video tech vendor Switch Media will provide Solomon Telekom Company Limited (STCL) with an online streaming service for its Telekom Television (TTV) FTA network.

The solution utilises Switch Media’s MediaHQ Lite online video platform and provides subscribers with a two-channel service that is available online across multiple devices including Chromecast. The solution allows TV operators to launch a fast-to-market OTT service at a low cost with a pathway to enhanced monetisation. 

The Solomon Islands, made up of hundreds of islands in the South Pacific, has seen a technology boom due to a recently completed undersea cable between it, Australia and Papua New Guinea. As a result, interest in OTT services has skyrocketed in the island nation.

Switch Media said that the new OTT service will provide a combination of free-access and subscription, with subscribers receiving unlimited data via their ISP. 

Robertson Szetu, chief commercial officer, Telekom Television said: “The undersea cable has opened the doors for our communities to access high-speed services. Our new OTT offering gives greater access to viewers looking for news, sports and entertainment programs across a variety of devices, 24/7.”

Luke Durham, CTO, Switch Media, said: “This is a really exciting project that allows us to collaborate with one of our closest neighbours to provide an online video platform that can be accessed by all. We have worked with TTV in the past and we’re delighted that they selected us to provide this great new OTT service.”

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