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BoxTV and Amkette partner to make true OTT a reality

Stream entire BoxTV content library with a single click on the big screen

BoxTV and Amkette partner to make true OTT a reality

Stream entire BoxTV content library with a single click on the big screen

BestMediaInfo Burea | Delhi | July 5, 2013

BoxTV, the online video-on-demand (VOD) service from Times Internet, and Amkette have collaborated to make a wide variety of content on available on Amkette’s flagship product EvoTV.  EvoTV is the first of-its-kind television-connected device that changes the way how consumers interact with their television screens.

BoxTV has partnered with EvoTV to provide its users with unlimited selection of full length movies and television content through its app on the platform. Consumers can browse and watch over 10,000 hours of free content across various languages and genres with one click on the big screen. It is the easiest way to bring the movie catalogue of to any television and view using EvoTV giving the benefits of OTT content worldwide.

The BoxTV app on EvoTV platform provides several special features which allow users a quick access to movies recommended by BoxTV editorial team on the home-screen, one-click access to a large content library with popular movies and TV shows, and several multimedia features like play, pause, etc., though a remote control integration. BoxTV offers a large bouquet of entertainment including blockbuster movies, TV shows, short films and documentaries having unique features such as bandwidth meters, dynamic streaming and video chapters along with an unparalleled metadata and search.

EvoTV is one of the first few products, globally, to integrate XBMC, an open source software media player and entertainment hub for digital media, enabling direct playback from Android and iOS devices for EvoTV users. Some of the innovations on the original Evo TV include: endless number of customizable views with a single click; a remote housing a microphone so that all conversations on VoIP are free of ambient noise; dynamic content discovery; move content across devices; access social platforms like Facebook, Twitter, etc., with one-click access.

Nikhil Bapna, Assistant VP, Amkette, said, “Amkette is an innovative company looking for new challenges and developing disruptive technologies. Given the rapid rise in consumption of online-video in India, we envisioned and designed EvoTV to be a platform that offers users the convenience of watching OTT content in their living rooms. BoxTV is a service that has the widest range of premium video content and was a perfect fit for power users and early adopters of OTT services in India.”

“One of the key objectives for the BoxTV service is to be available across all different platforms, so users can view the content of their choice anywhere and anytime. EvoTV is an exciting product, bringing together a host of features that one would only find in very premium range of devices under one simple user-friendly device.  We are glad to have BoxTV as one of the earliest apps of this ground-breaking platform,” said Pandurang Nayak, Business Head, BoxTV.

One can access the entire BoxTV content catalogue and stream it with ease on the TV via EvoTV. As a special ‘limited time’ offer, BoxTV and Amkette are providing one month free subscription of BoxTV services to anyone buying  EvoTV before July 15th, 2013. This application is available on ‘EvoStore’ accesible via EvoTV and the user also has an option to download it from the Google Play Store.

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