Unicoms Services has deployed its UnyQTV hosted OTT platform for Pay TV operators, promising that it will enable small and mid-sized operators to compete with the best offers on the market, deploy rapidly and avoid the need for upfront hardware investments and in-house expertise. The solution uses a pre-integrated solution that encompasses the Conax GO Live OTT streaming platform from Conax (including a user-friendly app) and Appear TV’s premium content processing platform.
Unicoms Services is a Bulgarian service and hosted solutions provider that already hosts over 50 operators from the Balkans region with Conax Contego conditional access. The UnyQTV brand covers its new live streaming service to iOS and Android devices and is said to be the first professional white label OTT solution available in Bulgaria. Aimed at mid to smaller sized cable, satellite and IPTV operators, the new platform gives access to 60 of the most popular Bulgarian and foreign channels.
The UnyQTV platform enables two business models. The first is a white label technical solution that allows for simple rebranding, leveraging the operator’s existing assets. The second is the UnyQTV ‘Revenue Share’ model. This provides a complete Pay TV operator ecosystem for low-risk entry into OTT services and, according to the companies involved, “significantly reduces operating costs and investment when launching live TV channels quickly on smartphones and tablets.” UnyQTV includes support for catch-up TV.
“The UnyQTV cloud OTT platform provides secure, rapid deployment of value-added services at an affordable price,” says Nastya Popova, Executive Director at Unicoms Trading. “Operators can tap an OpEx based model to deploy highly desirable OTT content.”
Daniel Johansson, EVP Global Sales & Marketing at Conax, adds: “In a market eager to access live content on a variety of devices, Conax and Appear TV are helping Unicoms Services provide their service operators with a viable, user-friendly OTT distribution service they can earn money on. By making it easy for viewers to consume desired content legally and at an affordable price, it also reduces competition from illegal streaming services.”
Every component in the Conax and Appear TV solution is pre-tested and pre-integrated. According to Carl Walter Holst, CEO at Appear TV, this transforms OTT delivery into a simple, fast time-to-market option. “Rather than battle with technology, this frees customers to concentrate on delivering high quality, highly innovative new services such as the UnyQTV Cloud OTT platform,” he confirms.