BH Telecom places €3mn order for new OTT platform

A new over-the-top (OTT) video service is brewing for Bosnia and Herzegovina, with the country’s BH Telecom placing an order worth €3mn with Slovenian firm Beenius for an OTT service delivery platform and an extension of the existing IPTV and VoIP system.

The new service will be available on smartphones, tablets and laptops to BH Telecom’s customers as well as those on other networks, both inside and outside Bosnia and Herzegovina, according to Nedžad Rešidbegović, General Manager at BH Telecom.

The agreement with Beenius includes over-the-top support for set-top boxes, PCs (Windows and Mac), and mobile devices (iOS and Android). Beesmart also supports the HLS protocol with variable bit rate for over-the-top video distribution.

The Slovenian firm has been a partner of BH Telecom since 2009, when it provided the middleware for its managed IPTV service ‘Moja TV’, launched in November 2009 and now counting over 100,000 subscribers. Moja TV offers over 63 channels, VOD, an EPG, time-shift TV, and triple-play packages.

Beenius was known until May of this year as BeeSmart (details here), but retains the same team behind it, including Matjaž Bevk as CEO, and there is no apparent change in direction planned, away from the development and distribution of products and services in the interactive TV industry.

The company has racked up a number of customer wins across Europe and further afield over the years, including with Kosovo’s PTK, Poland’s WIST, Kuwait’s FASTelco, and BH Telecom of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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