Amino and sister company 24i are to provide Dutch MVNO Youfone with a fully-integrated, end-to-end video solution as the mobile company looks to expand its TV and OTT offer.
Launched in 2017, the Dutch TV challenger will combine 24i’s Smart Video and Smart App video experience products as well with Amino’s Amigo 7x Android STBs running on AminoOS, all managed through ENGAGE, Amino’s cloud-based service management platform.
“We are on a mission to challenge how TV services in the Netherlands are delivered by providing our customers with the most extensive and flexible viewing options combined with state-of-the-art features,” said Valentijn Rensing, CEO of Youfone. “We are excited to be the first company to benefit from the combined offering from Amino and 24i which enables us to take our TV and video experiences to the next level.”
The deployment will provide transcoding, middleware, CDN and front-end applications for Android, iOS phones and tablets enabling live TV, catchup, restart and nPVR of approximately 100 channels.
“The expertise of the 24i and Amino teams combined with our joint technology solutions gives Youfone the competitive advantage of being able to adapt, grow and manage their TV and video services from one, dynamic platform,” Donald McGarva, Amino Group Chief Executive Officer. “Today’s announcement also marks a major milestone for the Amino and 24i teams as we celebrate our first joint customer deployment since the two companies came together earlier this year.”
Youfone launched in 2008 and is headquartered in Rotterdam.