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24i and Amino to make TV-as-a-Service a reality for Thurcom, largest regional telecommunications provider in Switzerland

24i’s FokusOnTV and Amino’s Amigo 7X set-top boxes are pre-integrated with Swisscom Broadcast premium video infrastructure and TV content to efficiently deliver the best user experience to the most number of households for the TBW service brand.

IBC 2023, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Sept 12, 2023 – 24i, the video streaming expert, and Amino, the global media and entertainment technology solutions provider, today announced that they have been selected by Technische Betriebe Wil (TBW) to power the video services of its service subsidiary Thurcom, the largest regional telecom provider in Switzerland. This joint TV-as-a-service (TVaaS) solution will uniquely enable Thurcom to significantly improve time to market, while reducing on-site infrastructure and operational complexity to deliver a superior user experience for its subscribers.

By selecting the only fully managed, end-to-end TVaaS solution in the Swiss market, Thurcom is capitalizing on the strengths of the triumvirate between 24i, Amino and Swisscom Broadcast. The 24i FokusOnTV middleware solution is pre-integrated with Swisscom Broadcast’s premium headend infrastructure, which will give Thurcom instant access to more than 600 national and international TV channels, and 24/7 monitoring from a dedicated European Network Operations Centre (NOC). 24i’s sister company, Amino, is providing its popular Amigo 7X Android TV operator tier certified UHD client TV device, which is also pre-integrated with FokusOnTV.

“Our main goal as a public utility in Switzerland is to leverage state-of-the-art technology to provide robust and reliable video services that maximize the reach to all households in our region,” said Stefan Huber, Head of communications network at TBW, which operates all of its communications offerings through Thurcom. “The integrated TVaaS solution from Swisscom, 24i and Amino will enable us to efficiently launch a modern video experience with all the features our subscribers expect, while also allowing us to easily scale as we transition from cable to IPTV for further expansion.”

“Thurcom is an ideal deployment to highlight all the advantages of an advanced and truly end-to-end TVaaS platform,” said Donald McGarva, Group CEO at Aferian, parent company of 24i and Amino. “The configurability and multi-device support really help transform an off-the-shelf platform into a branded and localized pay TV user experience that keeps subscribers engaged. It doesn’t get any easier than this.”

The Thurcom TV app, will be available on mobile devices running iOS or Android as well as Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TVs and Chromecast, gives subscribers the ability to pause, resume or restart live TV channels, along with network PVR capabilities. The Amigo 7X also includes a launcher for Android TV, which will allow Thurcom to aggregate content from other streaming service providers as well as their own.

The joint FokusOnTV and Amigo 7X solution will be demonstrated at IBC 2023 (Hall 5, Stand C33). Schedule a meeting to learn more, visit www.24i.com/ibc.

About Thurcom

Thurcom is the Wil region’s leading full-service telecommunications company in Switzerland, offering internet, TV, landline and mobile telephony for individuals and businesses. We are close to our customers via the densest fiber optic network and with the most advice and service centers and offer an optimal connection to modern telecommunications.

About 24i

24i creates irresistible video experiences that simply wow viewers to keep our customers ahead of the streaming curve. Our modular software solutions maximize flexibility and time to market—from a fully cloud-based platform for VOD, FAST and live TV, to a complete TV-as-a-Service solution.

An Aferian plc (AIM: AFRN) group company, we help OTT services, broadcasters and pay TV operators launch differentiated video streaming services, operate efficiently and grow their brands and revenue. Our customers include telecoms companies like KPN, Telenor Sweden, Vodafone Iceland and Entel, broadcasters such as UK TV, KAN and NPO, and OTT service providers including BroadwayHD, Pure Flix and MGM+. For more, visit 24i.com.

About Amino Communications

Amino is a global leader in media and entertainment technology solutions, serving over 250 customers in 100+ countries. Drawing on more than 25 years of experience in successfully deploying Pay TV, Digital Signage and Enterprise Video solutions, Amino enables operators, system integrators and technology partners to deliver high-quality audio, video, and graphics in any environment.

Amino Communications is a wholly owned subsidiary of Aferian PLC and listed on the London Stock Exchange Alternative Investment Market (AIM: AFRN), with headquarters in Cambridge, United Kingdom, and global offices in Brno, California, Finland, Hong Kong, and Portugal. For more details, visit www.amino.tv

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