Tvinci selected for Israel’s first pay OTT TV service

Monday, January 6th, 2014
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Tvinci Gives ‘yes’ Satellite’s OTT TV Service The Personal Touch

  • Tvinci selected to create the immersive user experience and front end applications for Israel’s first pay OTT TV service

yes Satellite TV – Israel’s only provider of multi-channel television broadcasts via satellite – has selected Tvinci – the world’s leading pay OTT TV platform – to create the ultimate user experience for yes GO, Israel’s first personal and social multi-screen TV service.

Building on the penetration of connected devices into Israeli households, yes is harnessing the disruptive power of OTT technology and has chosen Tvinci’s MediaStore to create an immersive personal and social TV experience.

yes GOWith over 40 linear channels and thousands of hours of premium VOD, yes GO’s seamless cross device service will set the standard for pay TV services in Israel and beyond.

“Tvinci was the natural choice for us, when we took the decision to create an OTT TV service with an immersive user experience,” said Itzhak Elyakim, VP Engineering and CTO, yes Satellite. “yes GO is one of the most sophisticated OTT pay TV solutions in Europe and we are proud to be working with the world’s leading OTT TV platform provider in our adventure beyond the set top box. yes Satellite prides itself on leading the pay TV market in Israel and beyond and we are confident that our combination of excellent content and Tvinci’s social and personal user experience is a potent mix.”

“The launch of yes GO places yes in the global technological frontier for multi-channel television. yes GO allows us an organisation to continue to pioneer premier viewing experiences, which are unsurpassed in Israel,” said Ron Eilon, CEO, yes Satellite. “In Tvinci we have found the perfect technology partner to make our service social and personal and stand out from the crowd. This sophisticated and advanced deployment gives enormous added value to our customers who can see the best TV in the world – anywhere, anytime and on any device.”

Subscribers to yes will be able to access yes GO on their PCs, MACs, iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, so that they can take their pay TV services out on the go. Tvinci’s platform is designed for premium OTT TV services, with a comprehensive device management module to ensure compliance with Hollywood studio content protection requirements. Tvinci’s device management module manages the number of devices and the number of concurrent streams per account, as well as how often end users can add and remove devices to/from their account.

The deployment for yes GO also includes a household management module which gives end users the ability to log in to the service as individual TV viewers. In this way, each member of the household can enjoy a TV service which is entirely personal. Every end user will have access to a personal zone which is consistent across all of the devices so that end users can enjoy their favorites, viewing history and preferences, which are influenced only by their personal interactions with yes GO.

Tvinci provides yes GO with multi-language support including multi-audio and subtitles for VOD and linear in Hebrew and Russian.

Tvinci’s front end applications which optimize yes GO for the different screens, showcase the rich user experience. The household management module enables the personal TV experience and includes sophisticated integrations with Facebook. This enables features such as an activity feed, as well as social based recommendations. yes GO also includes a crowdsourcing component, where users will be informed of popular shows trending in real time.

“This high profile deployment in our home territory is an excellent achievement for us,” said Ofer Shayo, Co-Founder and CEO, Tvinci. “We are immensely proud of our technical acumen, as demonstrated with the multiple integration points in the yes GO deployment. In particular we are thrilled to work in conjunction with some of the pay TV world’s leading brands, and this project for an innovator such as Yes Satellite has been very rewarding for us.”