CTH opts for Magine TV's mobile TV platform


Rebecca Hawkes

| 08 October 2015

Swedish over-the-top (OTT) platform developer Magine TV is supplying Thai cable network CTH with a cloud-based system to deliver video content to mobile devices.

CTH will provide live streaming and catch-up functionality across its range of sports and entertainment programming, through the deal with Magine TV.

"This is a major step for Magine, and marks our first move into the Asian market. Live sports events such as Premier League football matches are integral to CTH's offering, and create a huge demand on OTT platforms in terms of the number of users streaming concurrently," said Ambuj Goyal, CEO, Magine TV.

"Picture quality and low latency are features that Magine TV has developed to cope with such demand, and we are confident that in these areas we can offer CTH and other broadcasters an unparalleled service, as demonstrated through Magine TV's service in Germany throughout FIFA World Cup in 2014," he added.

Amarit Sukhavanij, CEO, CTH, commented: "We are delighted to ... move CTH into an area of offering which is becoming more and more relevant in Thailand. The significance of this alliance cannot be overstated because the demands of being a pay TV broadcaster requires a constant need to innovate our business, our offering, and who we are, to ensure that our subscribers are connected to the best there is. This relationship with Magine allows us to address these objectives."