Kabelnoord launches first smart TV app

Dutch pay TV operator Kabelnoord has announced the launch of its first smart TV app.

The app will be launched using 24i’s Smart Apps and Smart Video products. The companies partnered first in 2018 on interactive services for its pay TV portfolio and on its turnkey solution.

Following that successful launch, the OTT service is being expanded to Samsung and LG smart TVs without the need for additional hardware.

Wybren Lieuwes, System & Network Architect at Kabelnoord, said: “As the market shifts to OTT, we want to ensure that our customers enjoy cutting-edge interactive TV experiences. 24i has been an invaluable partner in our journey. Having previously deployed a multi-vendor solution, we were very aware of the integration and other challenges of that model. The 24i end-to-end solution has helped us launch modern TV services while benefiting from one point of contact and avoiding the headache of multi-vendor solutions. We are pleased to be continuing our partnership with 24i to add to our OTT offering. When it comes to OTT services, it’s important to find the right partner and 24i is definitely the right fit for us.”

Joachim Bergman, CEO at 24i, said: “The 24i end-to-end solution is designed to address the challenges that operators face head-on. We know that operators are under pressure to control costs and investing in a large technical team for their streaming operations is not an option. 

“Our turnkey solution allows them to offload much of the day-to-day monitoring and technology management to 24i, as well as benefiting from a white label front-end solution on all kinds of devices. This means our customers have peace of mind about their streaming technology and can channel their resources to other parts of their business where they are needed most. Building on our great work so far, we are pleased that Kabelnoord has chosen to extend their use of our end-to-end operator solution when planning their Smart TV strategy. This is the right time for all operators to expand their OTT portfolios and Kabelnoord is definitely gearing up for further success.”

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