Media and entertainment technology solutions provider Amino has announced that it has collaborated with Now TV, a leading Pay TV service in Hong Kong, and the media entertainment arm of Hong Kong telecommunications service provider HKT, to integrate its IPTV service with OTT services such as HBO GO and Netflix.
Now TV has deployed a fully integrated Amino software stack, including Amino OS and Amino Engage, to integrate its IPTV service with OTT in a next generation Android TV user experience (UX) on its newly launched Android TV box, Now H1.
The new offering integrates OTT services such as HBO GO, Netflix, Red Bull TV, Bloomberg and Deutsche Welle. Amino handles the Android TV and Netflix certification processes to enable Now TV to concentrate on providing great content and user experience.
Mr Derek Choi, Managing Director, HKT Home, said, “We are thrilled to introduce Now H1 to families in Hong Kong. By converging the TV and OTT worlds, Amino has helped Now H1 redefine the viewing experience for Hong Kong consumers by providing a modern Android TV user experience that combines Now TV content with preloaded OTT services such as HBO GO, ViuTV, Viu, Netflix, Red Bull TV and Deutsche Welle.”
Amino Engage, Amino’s SaaS service management solution, simplifies Now TV’s device and app management to deliver excellent customer service, experience, and insight into video consumption metrics for monetisation. This increases operational efficiency, helps Now TV provide high-touch customer support, and boosts customer loyalty and monetization. The AminoOS device software enables operators to deliver a modern viewing experience that seamlessly integrates OTT and IPTV.
“As a long-standing Now TV technology partner, we spend a lot of time talking to them so that we know exactly where they want to be next week, next month and in one or more years’ time,” says Donald McGarva, Aferian Group CEO. “We knew that Now TV needed a combination of the rock-solid user experience of Pay TV and the user-friendly and wide choice of OTT streaming, and that’s exactly what Amino software has delivered – an exciting ‘best of both world’s’ TV and video service.”