BERGEN, Norway ― 24 July, 2017 ― Sixty the broadcast and OTT graphics experts, today announced that it recently raised 26 million NOK in total from Alden AS, Vanguard Invest AS and Mowinckel Management AS.
Sixty will use the investment to further develop its product portfolio and to fund expansion in geographical reach and personnel to meet the global interest for Ease Live, Ease TV and other Sixty solutions and services.
“Our goal is to enable broadcasters to engage with their end viewers in new ways. We will use this investment to move further towards this aim by meeting the high level of global interest in our solution portfolio as well ensuring we continue to develop products that remain well ahead of the technology curve,” says Kjetil Horneland, CEO, Sixty.
“We are building products that enable broadcasters and operators to offer consumer services that maximise user enjoyment and interactivity and ensure that customers stay longer and return sooner. In a future of increased competition for viewer attention, we provide products that help our customers win the battle for consumer loyalty,” concluded Horneland.
Developed by a unique team of graphic, broadcast design professionals and developers, Sixty enables the easy implementation of interactive TV, and allows users to quickly design and launch television experiences across any platform or device including linear, web, mobile phones, and tablets. Sixty solutions include:
Ease Live, a flexible solution that unifies the linear and online TV experience with a consistent brand and design, providing on-screen graphics that come to life in the hands of the audience by making them “viewer clickable” across all devices. The product can be used by any broadcast system or online video platform and integrates seamlessly into current workflows.
Ease TV, a user interface framework for operators looking to enhance their set-top-box offering. Sixty built the new Altibox set-top box solution using Ease TV technology, in close cooperation with Altibox and Huawei. This solution was deployed with consumers earlier this year.