24i & Amino deploys TVaaS for Switzerland’s Thurcom

Video streaming expert 24i and media solutions provider Amino has been selected by Technische Betriebe Wil (TBW) to power the video services of its telco provider Thurcom based in Switzerland.

The joint TV-as-a-service (TVaaS) solution will enable Thurcom to improve time to market, while reducing on-site infrastructure and operational complexity to deliver a superior user experience for its subscribers.

 The 24i FokusOnTV middleware solution is pre-integrated with Swisscom Broadcast’s premium headend infrastructure, which will give Thurcom instant access to more than 600 national and international TV channels, and 24/7 monitoring from a dedicated European Network Operations Centre (NOC). 24i’s sister company, Amino will provide its Amigo 7X Android TV operator tier certified UHD client TV device, which is also pre-integrated with FokusOnTV.

“Our main goal as a public utility in Switzerland is to leverage state-of-the-art technology to provide robust and reliable video services that maximize the reach to all households in our region,” said Stefan Huber, Head of communications network at TBW, which operates all of its communications offerings through Thurcom. “The integrated TVaaS solution from Swisscom, 24i and Amino will enable us to efficiently launch a modern video experience with all the features our subscribers expect, while also allowing us to easily scale as we transition from cable to IPTV for further expansion.”

“Thurcom is an ideal deployment to highlight all the advantages of an advanced and truly end-to-end TVaaS platform,” said Donald McGarva, Group CEO at Aferian, parent company of 24i and Amino. “The configurability and multi-device support really help transform an off-the-shelf platform into a branded and localized pay TV user experience that keeps subscribers engaged. It doesn’t get any easier than this.”

The Thurcom TV app is set to launch on iOS or Android moble devices, as well as ,Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TVs and Chromecast.

The joint FokusOnTV and Amigo 7X solution will be demonstrated at IBC 2023 taking place on September 16 at RAI Amsterdam.

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