24i Media and Conax power Nuevo Siglo OTT TV app in Uruguay

Thursday, September 10th, 2015
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24i Media and Conax power Nuevo Siglo’s OTT service

  • ‘NS Now’ launched on Smart TV at IBC 2015

AMSTERDAM/OSLO/MONTEVIDEO — 24i Media announced today that Uruguayan cable operator Nuevo Siglo is launching its ‘NS Now’ Over-The-Top (OTT) service for Smart TVs at IBC 2015 – a highly innovative TV app based on the Smart Operator solution of Amsterdam-based TV app developer 24i Media.

Nuevo Siglo already provides OTT content on hybrid set-top-boxes, tablets and mobile devices secured by advanced content protection technology and DRM solutions from Conax. The leading Uruguayan operator is now partnering with 24i to include connected TV screens in their TV Everywhere offering which will be protected and enabled by the Conax Contego™ security backend.

24i Media offers the Smart Operator solution as a TV Everywhere front-end that enables operators to deliver an enriched TV experience to any screen. This ensures that the user enjoys a uniform experience on all devices. 24i’s Smart Operator facilitates an OTT delivery of a rich and interactive TV experience to all connected devices, including Smart TVs, game consoles and even set-top boxes. It optimizes the familiar experience of live TV and video-on-demand, and extends it with many features, including Pause & Restart TV, personalized user profiles & recommendations, Cloud PVR, and Social TV.

“It is very important for us to work with experienced regional partners, says Mario Oliveira, CTO, Nuevo Siglo. 24i is providing high quality service and valuable expertise in rolling out the new solution. Conax continues to offer Nuevo Siglo both a robust, flexible and proven eco-system and the freedom to choose additional OTT components and services as our business grows. Thus, we are very satisfied with the combination of technologies and partners in providing our operations with the ability to easily deploy the new Smart Operator app for further enhancing our consumer offering moving into new generations of content consumption.”

Eduardo Mandia del Castillo, Sales & Programming Director of Nuevo Siglo, comments: “To serve our customers with the most complete offering, it was vital for us to extend the reach of ‘NS Now’ to include Smart TVs. While doing this, we wanted to keep the same interface that users recognize from their tablet and mobile. 24i’s track record ensured that they are more than capable of delivering on this goal. And they proved that in an efficient and effective implementation process.”

Martijn van Horssen, CEO of 24i, says: “Our Smart Operator is suitable for this project because it’s a platform-agnostic product that fits to any back-end system. It can be integrated with Nuevo Siglo’s current technology framework without adjustments from their side. We are excited to work on this project with Nuevo Siglo, one of our first Latin-American clients.”

Nuevo Siglo implemented the Conax Contego platform in 2014 which provides content protection and DRM solutions for their pay-TV operations enabling live and on demand content consumption across hybrid set-top-boxes and multiscreen devices.

“Conax’ partnership with 24i is an indication of the Conax Contego platforms flexibility to adopt new solutions from partners to enable operators like Nuevo Siglo to take their secure pay-TV offerings to new devices and at the same time have complete control of the user experience”, stated Rohit Mehra, SVP Americas, Conax. “Conax is very pleased with our cooperation with 24i and applaud Nuevo Siglo’s forward thinking and aggressive moves into finding new ways to offer their customers access to their on demand library.”

24i will demonstrate its Smart Operator solution at the IBC 2015 trade fair at the RAI Convention Center in Amsterdam, hall 14, booth L05, from Friday, September 11 until Tuesday, September 15.