Vonetize Launches Smart OTT Operation in Israel
April 27, 2017 – Vonetize, in partnership with Israel’s leading Internet Service Provider Triple C launched today a new OTT Pay-TV operator in Israel, under the name “Smart”. Vonetize, who’s existing service SmartVOD has already reached 2 million users in Israel, have expanded the service into a full OTT service including live channels in HD, full cloud-recording Catch-Up capabilities and Reverse-EPG, a dedicated Android-based Set Top Box and Website (www.smart.tv).
The Smart service is a disruptive new player in the Israeli market by undercutting the monthly basic package pricing of the Satellite and Cable incumbents by more than 80%, from an average of 300NIS per account ($80) to a mere 50NIS ($14) per subscription.
The Smart service boasts dozens of live channels, a vast library of On Demand TV series, movies and children’s programs, including 4 Hollywood Major Studios new releases on Purchase and Rental basis, with both streaming and download capabilities.
The service launch was achieved in a record-braking time of 3 months from the parties greenlight to actual public commercial launch, thanks to Vonetize’s capabilities in both platform and content licensing services.