Oslo, Norway/Helsinki, Finland – 07 March 2017: MTV Oy, the Finnish Media and TV company has chosen Norigin Media to build smart TV applications on Samsung and LG Connected TVs. The company which is part of the Bonnier Group plans to launch a new premium TV streaming services on these applications.
Norigin Media will utilise its multi-screen TV-App modules and framework to develop the custom designed applications for the broadcaster. The unique applications will be directly integrated towards MTV´s advanced OTT platform, which already supports the Katsomo Apps today.
MTV have already had a lot of success with the Katsomo multi-screen Applications, which are hugely popular in Finland. The genres offered include varied segments of Kids, Sports, TV Series and movies that are all uniquely popular within the OTT-video space. The streaming services from MTV attract more than 2 million sessions a week and include a host of advertising-funded (AVOD) and premium content.
Jyri kylönen, Assistant Director of of MTV Oy said, “MTV is visionary about their unique design and user experience. Norigin has been selected to implement the Smart-TV apps, which requires a short deployment timeline and a very high quality user-interface and experience. Norigin has deployed multi-screen Apps across Europe for many years which was a key factor in us choosing them.”
Ajey Anand, Norigin Media’s CEO added: “Multi-Screen TV App development in the 21st century is all about keeping up with devices, video, DRM and an ecosystem of platforms which change ever so often. We pride ourselves in adapting to these technologies, thus ensuring quick and quality deployment for our customers. We are most happy to start working with a leading broadcaster like MTV.”
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About Norigin Media
NORIGIN MEDIA is a proudly Scandinavian company providing products for OTT TV & Video streaming services. The flagship products include TV Apps, a multi-screen Streaming Apps product and Cloudncoder, a linear TV Cloud Encoding product. With over a decade of experience in TV and video hosting; Norigin caters to premium TV services, offering scalability, customisation, monitoring and broadcast-grade support services.
The customers have included reputable brands, such as, Deutsche Telekom, Orange Global, Boxer TV Sweden, FOX, MTV, BBC, Telenor, TV2 and Eurosport. The privately owned company is headquartered in Oslo.
MTV Oy of Finland, part of Swedish Bonnier Corporation, is Finland´s largest commercial television company. It’s core is strong news offering and biggest entertainment on television and on-line. MTV´s roots are firmly in television´s early days in 1950s Finland, and today the free channels MTV3, Sub and AVA, and the free online service MTV Katsomo, are popular among the nation.
MTV’s all premium content is now available in the new C More streaming service as well as on linear pay-TV. C More’s foundation is built on strong local offering that comprises of most popular sport, domestic and international drama and movies for all ages.