Ximon is a first of a kind service in The Netherlands, aimed at providing the paying audience with the majority of Dutch film and television production output since the invention of the media over a century ago. This niche Pay-TV service features an extensive range of content, offering users the ability to view a variety of recent and classic films, documentaries or TV dramas across PC and MAC, with a further expansion expected to other devices including Mobile and Connected TV. An additional 1500 hours of content is also due to be added to the service within the coming year.
The Ximon service combines Tvinci’s innovative interactive social engagement features together with the integration of a widely held local payment method in The Netherlands called iDEAL which, alongside usage of other payment methods like credit cards and PayPal, provides consumers with greater flexibility.
This expansion into the Dutch market reflects the fast growth in demand for pay-OTT TV throughout Europe, and Tvinci is looking forward to continue to innovate in this region and provide the tools that its customers and their end-users are looking for.
— Marc Jurgens, CEO, Ximon
Through Ximon, the Dutch audience is provided with a constantly expanding, unmatched library of high-quality local video content. Using Tvinci's platform, we are able to offer multiple payment methods and combine a variety of business models suited to the service, including discounted packages for particular films and TV collections, as well as special offers such as ‘movie of the week’. Thanks to the vast content library we gathered and the user-friendly interface and business models we're using, I believe that Ximon users find it easier and more convenient to find, purchase and watch their favorite content..””
The European OTT market continues to evolve in interesting directions, as broadcasters are starting to harness the power that lies in the combination of Hbbtv and OTT, alongside operators that launch OTT TV in order to complement existing services. Filmotech's fantastic initiative – Ximon – is part of a third group of OTT players: content aggregators who launch localized cross-device VOD services that may significantly influence the media industry in their local markets.
Tvinci's MediaHub and MediaStore together compose the comprehensive OTT platform deployed by Ximon. Offering users more than a purely ad-supported service, MediaHub and MediaStore provide a unique environment in which the business rules and payment methods presented fit the interests and consumption habits of the viewer - thereby maximizing sales of content.