Vimond Media Solutions has added support for connected TVs to the Vimond online television (TV) platform, which allows users to publish services on connected TVs through the use of widgets or TV apps.
Vimond’s multiscreen, over-the-top (OTT) service platform already supports mobile devices, tablets, set-top boxes and computers, the company says, adding the addition of support for connected TVs means service providers can reach yet another viewing platform from the same infrastructure.
OTT service providers can now operate more efficiently and reduce costs by publishing the same service on many networks and formats simultaneously, without needing parallel setups and vendors. As the connected TV market develops, the Vimond platform allows users to adapt quickly to support new connected TV models when introduced by manufacturers, the company says.
“As the developer of the premier online TV platform, we have an obligation to support all devices and screens on which viewers may want to watch their favorite programming,” said Helge Høibraaten, Vimond’s CEO. “Extending our capabilities to connected TVs was a must, and this development brings all the usual convenience and efficiency of the Vimond platform to broadcasters who want to service the connected TV audience.”