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Deutsche Telekom has selected technology from MediaKind, the recently rebranded Ericsson Media Solutions, to power the delivery of IPTV services to its subsidiaries in Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

ANGEL RUIZ Mediakind 21Nov2018The new Mediaroom platform will prepare the IPTV platform for future cloud migration, introducing virtualised architectures with Slovak Telekom and T-Mobile Czech Republic. Specifically, the agreement will enable the modernisation of the existing Magio IPTV service in Slovakia and the launch of a new IPTV service in the Czech Republic.

The deal will see MediaKind 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 virtualised architectures in both countries. Slovak Telekom and T-Mobile Czech Republic will be able deliver personalised services to its subscribers, including linear and on-demand video, extensive metadata, archive TV, advanced privacy and parental control.

“Viewers have more choice and access to content than ever before and it’s increasingly on their own terms,” explained Andrej Pinak, director of IP and service platforms in Slovak Telekom and T-Mobile Czech Republic. “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 personalised viewing experiences across all screens.”

MediaKind CEO Angel Ruiz (pictured) added: “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 modernise software and introduce new high quality, live, video on demand and time-shifted services to its viewers.”