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Kyivstar Begins National Rollout of Pay TV Service Based on Vidmind’ OTT Platform

Kyivstar  Begins National Rollout of Pay TV Service Based on Vidmind’ OTT Platform

Vidmind will demonstrate its OTT platform, for managing and delivering personalized and engaging social TV service, at MWC 2016  

Barcelona, Spain, 18 February, 2016 – Vidmind, which enables TV operators launch full  OTT Pay TV services quickly and easily, announced today that Kyivstar, Ukraine’s largest telecommunication company, has launched a nationwide pay television service using Vidmind’s advanced Over-The-Top (OTT) platform.

Vidmind will present the platform, chosen by Kyivstar, at the Mobile World Congress (MWC), which will take place on 22-25, February 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. The company will hold live demonstrations of the innovative platform at Hall 5 Stand 5C81.

Vidmind together with Viasat, of the Modern Times Group (MTG), has won a tender issued by Kyivstar to provide a complete solution, which includes both content and technology.

“Kyivstar has chosen Vidmind and Viasat because we have jointly offered a winning formula of risk free and easy to deploy technology combined with premium content,” said Hagai Azor, VP Operations at Vidmind. “Kyivstar was looking for a risk free platform and Vidmind’s pay as you grow model and fast deployment was a perfect match.”

 The new service, which allows subscribers to watch TV and video-on-demand on four devices simultaneously, was first launched as a trial service  in the cities of Krivoy Rog and Zhytomyr. Following the successful pilot, Kyivstar extended the service and it’s now offered across all Ukraine. Kyivstar currently offers four packages featuring between 70 and 130 channels and thousands of assets as part of video-on-demand services.

Kyivstar has a client base of over 800,000 subscribers to its fixed broadband internet services. The company’s fiber network connects more than 40,000 buildings, which house some 4.5 million residents. The company also serves 26 million mobile users.

By using Vidmind, the Ukrainian mobile operator benefits from a complete solution managing and delivering personalized and engaging social TV service including live content, VOD, apps as well as advanced monetization tools.

The service is delivered across multiple platforms and connected devices (STB, SmartTV, Web, Android Mobile & Tablet, IOS mobile and Tablets). Vidmind provides Kyivstar with everything required to deliver a comprehensive end-to-end service management. This includes content preparation, management and delivery, contracts and subscribers management, monetization, etc

About Vidmind

Vidmind’s innovative OTT solution allows internet service providers, mobile operators and content owners to easily and quickly launch a primary TV Everywhere service.

Vidmind’s cloud-based solutions enable users to benefit from capabilities, which far exceed existing Pay-TV services, and show fast return on investment.

For more information and to schedule a meeting at MWC please visit http://www.vidmind.com/