Kyivstar begins pay TV roll-out in Ukraine on Vidmind's OTT platform

Thursday, February 18th, 2016
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Kyivstar Begins National Rollout of Pay TV Service Based on Vidmind’s OTT Platform

  • Vidmind will demonstrate its OTT platform for managing and delivering personalized and engaging social TV services at MWC 2016

BARCELONA, Spain — Vidmind, which enables TV operators to launch full OTT Pay TV services quickly and easily, announced that Kyivstar, Ukraine’s largest telecommunication company, has launched a nationwide pay television service using Vidmind’s advanced Over-The-Top (OTT) platform.

Vidmind will present the platform at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016, which will take place from February 22-25, 2016 in Barcelona. The company will hold live demonstrations of the innovative platform in Hall 5, Stand 5C81.

Vidmind, together with ViaSat of the Modern Times Group (MTG), has won a tender to provide Kyivstar with a complete solution, which includes both content and technology.

“Vidmind was chosen because of its advanced and robust technology,” said Hagai Azor, VP Operations at Vidmind. “Together with ViaSat we were able to offer a risk-free model and fast deployment capability combined with premium content.”

The service, which allows subscribers to watch TV and video-on-demand on four devices simultaneously, was launched first in the cities of Krivoy Rog and Zhytomyr. Following the successful pilot, Kyivstar extended the service across the whole of Ukraine. Kyivstar offers four packages featuring 70-130 channels and thousands of assets as part of its video-on-demand services.

Kyivstar has more than 800,000 subscribers to its fixed broadband Internet services. The company’s fiber network connects more than 40,000 buildings, which house some 4.5 million residents. The company also serves 26 million mobile phone users.

By using Vidmind, the Ukrainian mobile operator benefits from a complete solution managing and delivering personalized and engaging social TV service including live content, VOD, apps, as well as advanced monetization tools.

The service is delivered across multiple platforms and connected devices (STB, SmartTV, Web, android mobiles and tablets, iOS mobiles and tablets). Vidmind provides Kyivstar with everything required to deliver comprehensive end-to-end service management. This includes content preparation, management and delivery, contracts and subscribers management, monetization, etc.