September 23, 2020
Israel’s Yes Launches Smart TV Service With Next-Gen Experience Powered By 3SS
Stuttgart, Germany – 23 September, 2020 – 3 Screen Solutions (3SS), leading provider of software solutions for set-top boxes (STB) and multiscreen entertainment, today announced that yes, the pay-TV subsidiary of Israeli telco Bezeq (TASE: BEZQ), has incorporated 3SS technology in its STINGTV streaming service.
3SS has developed a full operator application in both English and Hebrew for STINGTV, part of the yes Television portfolio, to offer a range of features to subscribers including video-on-demand, live TV, mini EPG, with restart and parental controls, among others.
The new app, based on 3SS’ multiple award winning 3READY Product Framework, is also engineered to accommodate navigation to both right and left to smoothly support the UX in both languages.
The new 3SS-developed STINGTV app is for viewing on Samsung, Tizen and Web OS smart TVs.
3SS’ front-end solution has been integrated with infrastructure provided by yes’ long-standing technology partner Synamedia, including the Infinite Cloud Platform, security solutions and services, as well as its video network technologies.
3SS delivered the project in accordance with the principles of agile development, including SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) methodologies.
SAFe is the modern iterative development process which involves frequent communication, cross-party planning and common risk management. With SAFe, all those involved in a project benefit from a clear understanding of their responsibilities and their inter-dependencies. Highly motivated and productive teams, faster time to market and better product quality are the outcomes.
“As we migrate our service to become all-IP by 2026, we are steadfastly committed to delivering the very best user experience possible to our subscribers; 3SS is a recognized leader in UX innovation, and we are excited to share a feature-rich next-gen experience with our viewers,” said Itzhak Elyakim, VP Engineering and CTO at yes.
“Yes has been demonstrating world-class, customer-centric innovation for decades,” commented Kai-Christian Borchers, 3SS Managing Director. “We are extremely proud to collaborate with Synamedia to help yes deliver ever more advanced TV entertainment to Israel’s consumers.”
Yes is at the forefront of technological progress – it was the first operator in Israel to launch TV Everywhere and 4K quality broadcast; it led the launch of the low cost market with STINGTV; and has expanded its operations beyond the borders of Israel through yes Studios, the international arm for the distribution and production of content abroad. Yes’s rich and highly valued local and international content has received awards each year. www.yes.co.il
Bezeq is Israel’s leading telecommunications service provider. Established in 1984, the Company has led Israel into the new era of communications, based on the most advanced technologies and services. Bezeq and its subsidiaries offer the full range of communications services including domestic, international and cellular phone services; broadband Internet, and other data communications; satellite and Internet based multi-channel TV; and corporate networks. www.bezeq.co.il
About 3 Screen Solutions (3SS)
For over a decade, 3SS has been delivering world-class software solutions to service providers and technology innovators to bring video to any screen. 3SS is an acknowledged leader in system integration, app development, UI/UX design innovation and solution architecture. 3SS designs and engineers bespoke front end and back end platforms for major operators and broadcasters worldwide to make customer experiences easier and more personal. 3SS’ customers include major satellite, cable, IPTV, OTT and mobile TV operators, including Swisscom, Com Hem, Canal Digital, Proximus, TCC Uruguay, Altibox, Vodafone Kabel Deutschland, Stofa, Liberty Global (UPC, Unitymedia), SES, Eutelsat, and O2/Telefonica. Broadcast customers include ProSiebenSat.1, Joyn (ProSiebenSat.1/Discovery), SUPER RTL (TOGGO), n-tv, Blockbuster and Viacom, among others. 3ss.tv, 3ready.tv