LJUBLJANA, VIENNA– XroadMedia, specialists in building innovative and ground-breaking content discovery and recommendation solutions, announced today that Telekom Slovenije, a leading communication and IPTV services provider in Slovenia, recently re-launched its IPTV service using Ncanto, XroadMedia’s cloud-based content discovery solution.
In 2003, Telekom Slovenije was among the first operators in Europe to introduce IP television. The service provides a wide range of TV content, offering over 230 channels, more than 40 of which are in HD resolution, and video on demand with several thousand titles (DKino, Pickbox, HBO, HBO GO, Voyo, etc.) It was the first, and so far the only Slovenian operator to support 7-day catch-up TV service, while the TViN service allows users to watch TV programs at any time and any place, on their laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Telekom Slovenije also developed an in-house solution, the Daljinec+ (Remote+) mobile app, which recommends certain content based on users’ previous habits and based on how popular something is with other users. The app also provides users with information on the 20 most-watched shows on SiOL TV at the given moment.
After a thorough selection process, Telekom Slovenije selected XroadMedia to replace its existing recommendation solution and to further personalize its IPTV portfolio in December 2015. In February 2016 the new service went live in Slovenia, whereby Ncanto started providing content discovery and recommendation services across Telekom Slovenije’s entire range of IPTV services. Ncanto offers personalized recommendations to users in Slovenia based on their viewing behavior, interests and tastes across linear-TV, video on demand, and catch-up services. Users can also enjoy personally relevant content on all devices, delivered to them via Telekom Slovenije’s set-top-boxes and mobile applications.
“We are extremely proud to have been selected by Telekom Slovenije as their trusted partner. We were also impressed by their technical team, who integrated Ncanto into their service platform just within a few weeks – and with minimal help from our engineers.” says Adolf Proidl, CEO and Co-Founder of XroadMedia.“The first two months of operation also exceeded all our expectations, as we were able to double Telekom Slovenije’s audience using recommendations to more than 100,000 subscribers.”
“One of the main reasons Telekom Slovenije chose XroadMedia’s Ncanto recommendation engine was certainly the promise of quick time to market, which did not disappoint. After only viewing the demo of the Ncanto recommendation, it was evident that just a few interactions by the end-user will result in relevant content recommendations,” said Boštjan Štempelj, head of Internet and Multimedia Services Department at Telekom Slovenije.
Telekom Slovenije is looking forward to further collaborating with XroadMedia, and believes that the selection of the Ncanto content discovery and recommendation solution opens up even more possibilities for personalized TV services in the future.
About Telekom Slovenije:
Telekom Slovenije is a comprehensive communications service provider in Slovenia. It is recognized as the leader in introducing and connecting new generations of mobile and fixed communication services, system integration, and cloud computing services and multimedia content. Through its subsidiaries Telekom Slovenije is also present in the markets of Southeast Europe – in Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, and Macedonia.
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