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Slovak Telekom & T-Mobile Czech Republic upgrade video streaming services with 24i

Two of 24i’s long-standing customers have upgraded their OTT apps.

Deutsche Telekom-owned Slovak Telekom and T-Mobile Czech Republic have added new value-added content libraries, including synthetic channels, and streamlined the user experience across their current streaming services T-MobileTV GO, Magio GO and Digi GO.

The upgrade includes pre-defined modules within the 24i Video Cloud solution and the app development framework from 24i’s Backstage module.

“From the beginning, 24i has been a key partner to ensure we are delivering the best possible experience for our subscribers,” said Marcel Satanek, TV & Entertainment Tribe Lead at Slovak Telekom. “Because of their video delivery, user experience and local market expertise, the 24i team was instrumental in developing a super-aggregation platform that meets today’s consumer expectations. We are already talking about the next round of exciting new capabilities.”

Through 24i Video Cloud, Slovak Telekom and T-Mobile Czech Republic are rolling out a unique deployment strategy that includes:

Super-aggregation: The video services are aggregating leading third-party services like Voyo and Canal+, offering a wider range of content to subscribers. Discussions are underway to bring even more international services through other partnerships already fully interoperable with 24i.

Synthetic channels: Similar to FAST channels, but the operators have the option to assemble them without ads. This innovative approach aims to add further value to current subscribers by providing access to a wider content catalog through these types of virtual channels.

Player 2.0: The DT companies and 24i collaborated on a new player look and feel with enhanced functionalities.

Streamlined user experience: 24i’s Backstage empowers the operators to manage user profiles, logins, menus and content carousels, creating a smooth and more intuitive user journey.

“Working closely with Slovak Telekom and T-Mobile has shown that 24i provides the right balance of pre-configured modules, flexible business model APIs and innovative development expertise with local knowledge for a great user experience,” said Donald McGarva, CEO of 24i and its parent company Aferian plc. “Our ongoing partnership showcases our commitment to deliver solutions that empower our customers to excel in today’s competitive streaming landscape.”

24i is demonstrating 24i Video Cloud for OTT and Pay TV service providers at the NAB
Show 2024.