June 27, 2011 13:00 ET

mgMEDIA Partners With Fastweb to Create the Multi-Device Platform for Chili TV

MILAN, ITALY and LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - June 27, 2011) - With the arrival of Smart TVs, theater seats exchange roles with living room couches. Tomorrow's viewer will have within his reach a manifold supply of content he may rent using his TV remote, and he also may play these contents on other portable devices.

mgMEDIA has cooperated with FASTWEB, Italy's leading broadband telecommunications provider, in the creation of a multi-device platform for the distribution of Chili´s OTT content (

Chili is available on Italian LG and Samsung Devices (Smart TVs, BDP and Smart Upgraders). It runs with very simple procedures for registration, device activation and payment. Chili offers movies from major film studios like Warner and Paramount, as well as other local distribution Companies. Furthermore, its content is available in different resolutions (SD, HD and HD+). Within the next few months, Chili will be integrated with Android devices, as well as with other manufacturers (Philips, Sharp, Panasonic...)

Chili offers a Free channel with around 1000 videos (Entertainment, Kids, Lifestyle...) and Premium content from only 2,95€.

mgMEDIA has used its Open4Content Four Screen technology to create this service for Chili which will allow users to enjoy movies and series on their televisions, smartphones, tablets and computers.

Jerónimo Macanás, CEO of mgMEDIA, said: "It's great to be an active part in the change that is taking place in the world of online entertainment. With innovative services like Chili, consumers will have the power to decide when and how they really want to enjoy video content with the best quality and at really competitive prices."


FASTWEB, with 1.7 million customers, is one of the main telecommunications providers in Italy. Currently operates in more than 150 Italian cities with a network of more than 32,000 km. FASTWEB uses an unique technological model combining the extensive use of the Internet Protocol (IP) for voice, data and video transmission both via optical fiber and xDSL technology. Since 2007 Fastweb is part of Swisscom Group.


mgMEDIA is a company devoted to technology for digital content multi-device distribution. The Open4Content four screen platform is the company's focal product. It also provides TV APP development services and strategic consultancy in the field of digital content distribution for Internet-connected devices.