The trio previously worked together on the launch of smart TV apps for yes’ streaming service StingTV.
Bezeq-owned Israeli pay-TV service provider yes has selected Synamedia and 3SS to deliver a smarter TV experience for its users. It has released a new range of yes+ smart TV applications developed by 3 Screen Solutions (3SS) in partnership with Synamedia.
Yes chose Synamedia and 3SS for its yes+ smart TV apps having previously worked together on the launch of smart TV apps for its StingTV streaming service.
The new yes+ apps, which went live last month, support LG webOS and Samsung Tizen operating systems and feature the same look-and-feel and user experience as other yes+ platforms. The newly released smart TV apps are powered by 3SS’ 3Ready framework with video platform technologies from Synamedia, yes’ key technology partner.
To enhance the yes+ user experience, yes has adopted the latest version of the Synamedia Go Experience Manager to deliver an enriched smart TV user experience. This will enable yes to personalise the viewing experience with content recommendations based on previous viewing behaviour and what’s trending. The mix of content and channels from a variety of sources displayed into content collections that hyper-personalise the user experience will help boost engagement.
Yes also utilises Synamedia’s security solutions and Video Network technologies including broadcast-equivalent latency for yes+.
Commenting on the deal, Itzhak Elyakim, VP of Engineering and CTO at yes, said: “We knew that working with Synamedia and 3SS was a very safe bet. We had seen first-hand how the two companies had to overcome a number of technical challenges when developing the StingTV smart TV apps, so we were confident they could repeat this success, and they did. Using this platform enhancement, we now have the operational tools to easily add updates to the yes+ user experience to reflect viewer behaviour and the popularity of content.”
Dr Tzvi Gerstl, CTO at Synamedia, added: “yes’ commitment to innovation underpins a groundbreaking transition to a premium IP service. Together, we have delivered an exceptional viewing experience for yes+ subscribers and we will continue to collaborate to take advantage of the latest technologies to further enhance the service.”
Kai-Christian Borchers, Managing Director at 3SS, stated: “Having collaborated with Synamedia on the successful launch of smart TV apps for yes+, StingTV, and for other video service providers, we are becoming the dream team for smart TV apps for Synamedia customers. We know how to meet their exacting demands for a seamless user experience across all devices underpinned by solid security and reliability.”