Slovak Telekom, T-Mobile Czech Republic Select MediaKind For IPTV
MediaKind, a global media technology provider, has been selected by Slovak Telekom and T-Mobile Czech Republic, members of the Deutsche Telekom group, to power the delivery of IPTV services to consumers in Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
MediaKind — the new brand identity for Ericsson Media Solutions — will upgrade and further extend its Mediaroom platform, which currently enables the existing Magio IPTV service in Slovakia, to provide a pathway for future cloud migration and the introduction of virtualized architectures in both countries.
This converged, agile and highly scalable TV solution will allow Slovak Telekom and T-Mobile Czech Republic to deliver a range of highly personalized services to its subscribers, including linear and on-demand video, extensive metadata, archive TV, advanced privacy and parental control.
Andrej Pinak, director of IP and service platforms for Slovak Telekom and T-Mobile Czech Republic, said: “Viewers have more choice and access to content than ever before and it’s increasingly on their own terms. Following the successful deployment of Mediaroom and the delivery of our Magio IPTV service in Slovakia, we are delighted to increase the scope and breadth of our collaboration with MediaKind by expanding our service into the Czech Republic.
“By working alongside a trusted and proven strategic partner, we are able to invest in the best possible infrastructure and ensure our customers receive the most exciting and extensive range of rich, immersive and highly personalized viewing experiences across all screens.”
Angel Ruiz, CEO of MediaKind, said: “Consumers today are embracing a wider range of converged and seamless multiscreen content. Service providers must find new ways to evolve their offering and deliver ever-more immersive media experiences.
“This latest deployment of Mediaroom will enable Slovak Telekom and T-Mobile Czech Republic to modernize software and introduce new high quality, live, video on demand and time-shifted services to its viewers. We look forward to further enhancing the IPTV service capability and introducing new, flexible and cost-effective methods of video delivery in the Czech and Slovak TV markets.”