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iKO Media Group, STN merge

September 18, 2023

By Chris Forrester

iKO Media Group (iKOMG) and STN have announced their merger. iKO is a Swiss entity operating a Teleport in Rome, Italy. STN is based in Slovenia.

iKOMG and STN say that this strategic partnership will provide added value to the customers of both companies, allowing the use of both companies’ services and abilities to bring together the optimal solution for the channel or content owners.

“We’ve been talking with STN for a few months but finalized the dynamic partnership a few weeks ago. Our agreement has no defined timeline as we see the relationship delivering tremendous benefits for iKOMG, STN, and the combined customer base for years and years to come. We are excited to start building and developing alongside the great team at STN,” said iKO Media Group’s Chairman, David Treadway.

“As our collaboration discussions progressed over the recent months it became quickly and mutually apparent to both companies of the great advantages to client services this robust combination could provide. This new partnership will give way to expansion and progress in every area of business. The expertise, industry experience and professionalism of both STN and iKOMG will bring a broader spectrum of enhanced service solutions to all clients,” added Mitja Lovsin, General Manager, STN.

iKO is broadcasting almost 400 TV channels using 450 Mbps on satellites and 700 Mbps of IP for contribution delivery. iKOMG provides a full spectrum of services to broadcasters and content owners, such as automated, high-capacity playout management services, cloud services, EPG creation, disaster recovery solutions, monitoring feed, OTT platforms, and IP delivery.

STN is a global teleport facility. With Satellite, fibre and IP connections offering clients end-to-end, managed service communication solutions worldwide, all supported by a 24/7 Network Operations Centre.

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