On June 1, 2017, Nuevo Tiempo signed a contract with Foxxum, the German international company that provides the app ecosystem (App Store) for certain brands of smart TVs. The company was tasked with creating an app for Nuevo Tiempo to include TV signal, radio Nuevo Tiempo Chile signal, and videos content produced by Nuevo Tiempo Chile.
After months of development and testing, the app is available for smart TVs. "For us, as a team, it is a great joy and privilege to work with Foxxum, which develops apps for a significant range of smart TV brands. It is a privilege and also a tremendous opportunity to be a click away from people, bringing them the gospel of salvation," said Tomás Parra, president of Nuevo Tiempo in the Chilean territory.
Likewise, Foxxum’s Executive Vice President for Latin America commented what it meant for the entity to work with Red Nuevo Tiempo in the development of this app: "We are very happy with the agreement signed with Nuevo Tiempo for the development of their app for our smart TVs. Foxxum found in the content offered by the channel the quality it always seeks to offer its customers; adding a local flavor to the content really interests our Chilean clients.”
Nuevo Tiempo Chile is part of the Nuevo Tiempo Network in South America and Jorge Rampogna, associate director of the network, commented: "The fact that we are now also available through smart TV is a big step for us. We can reach people who we otherwise would not reach. This agreement between Nuevo Tiempo Chile and Foxxum, and with other companies in the future, is a great blessing because in this way many people can be reached with content produced for TV Nuevo Tiempo."
It should be noted that the app is available not only in Chile, but in other countries in Latin America and the world, as long as the needed requirements are in place. "The app has been activated globally, and in terms of coverage, will continue to expand. It is part of the general catalog of apps that we test in each new device of our existing clients. In addition, it is integrated into the app stores of new clients,” said Laura González, director of business development at Foxxum.
Requirements to see the app:
In order to view the Nuevo Tiempo app, your TV should have the following features:
● The TV must be a smart TV model year 2017 or 2018. However, there are risks that it will not work in the 2017 model; it will depend on the equipment features.
● The brands in which the app will work must be associated with the companies Foxxum currently works with: DAEWOO, JVC, RCA, Panasonic, TCL, KIOTO, MASTER G, NEX, RECCO, HITACHI. However, there may be a riskthat the app will not work on the brand.It depends on the technical feature of the television; for this, it is suggested to try the app in the store where the equipment will be purchased (if it is the case), to check if the app works on the smart TV.
● You must have Internet access (wi-fi) to go to the app store on the TV and search for Nuevo Tiempo Chile.
Tomás Parra, president of the communications center said, "We have several projects for the future. Our desire is to always keep growing, but one of the most immediate plans is to finish the digital television project. On November 23 and 24, we inaugurated the Temuco channel and the Antofagasta channel."
He went on. "Also, the idea is to continue growing with our presence in cable companies. We have the challenge of changing all the satellite receivers to the HD signal. This means a new negotiation. Our prayer is that the cable companies in which we are present will want to continue with us and that we can be a part of many others. Also, we want to finish updating the Nuevo Tiempo vehicle fleet, which was very old. Thank God it is more modern now. We desire to continue growing with the sole purpose of preaching the Gospel of our Lord Jesus that many people can learn to love Him," Parra concluded.
Pastor Jorge Rampogna thanked and congratulated the team for the progress of the work in communications: "My congratulations to the management of our team at Nuevo Tiempo Chile for having reaching this important point in the distribution of our content through smart TVs, and our congratulations also to all those who through their donations as Angels of Hope are helping us to continue taking steps of faith to continue reaching more places and reaching more hearts in this way, " said Rampogna.