Simplestream demonstrates Next Gen Cloud TV for telcos, broadcasters and content owners at IBC 2018
Tuesday 11th September – LONDON – IBC 2018 will see Simplestream (stand: 14.H18), the leaders in live-2-VOD and on-demand OTT services, cement its position as the market leading provider of over-the-top (OTT) end-to-end services for telcos, broadcasters, DTT, DTH operators and content owners.
This will be demonstrated through its extensive, cloud-based, live and on-demand solutions with simplified workflows that support multiple business models. Enabling media organisations to quickly and flexibly launch next-generation services that exceed consumer expectations to all devices including Android, iOS, web apps as well as Android TV and AppleTV.
“TV has changed forever – broadcasters are working out how they can co-exist with the likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime video at the same time as the traditional pay tv market continues to decline. We believe that this opens up exciting opportunities for telcos with larger addressable audiences to work out new ways to work with free-to-air and PayTV broadcasters to provide exciting new consumer offerings. Unlike traditional DTT and DTH technologies, OTT and the cloud provides the return path data that broadcasters and content owners need to succeed moving forward,” says Dan Finch, Chief Commercial Officer, Simplestream. “OTT and the cloud isn’t just for the broadcast ecosystem – for instance, with the cloud, sports federations can now reach out directly to their loyal fan base, regardless of their size, via their own direct to consumer proposition. Even better news is that this doesn’t have to cost the earth. Our extensive array of Media Manager software modules enables any content owner, rights holder and distributor to reach, understand and interact with their audience base.”
New features of particular relevance for media companies that are being showcased at IBC include:
- AppleTV for Telcos – Simplestream be showing how AppleTV is becoming the preferred STB for mobile operators
- Support for Android TV operators through the advanced next gen capabilities of Media Manager modules
- Automating replay and restart for multiscreen and OTT catch-up, enabling consumers to start a programme from the start before it’s finished
- Advanced consumer usage analytics to help shape content and customer acquisition strategies
- Download to device for on the go viewing
Simplestream solutions background information:
Cloud TV Platform an end-to-end, white label solution that enables broadcasters, platform operators, content owners and distributors to rapidly deploy next-generation TV Everywhere services across multiple screens and territories. Including support for unlimited live channels, automated catch-up with backwards scrolling EPG, and comprehensive user and entitlement management.
VOD-in-a-Box includes everything required to launch a global, on-demand service in under six weeks. It helps supersize content owners and passion brands, enabling them to break into the market, scale-up and reach audiences across multiple platforms. It includes flexible billing, customer data analytics, powerful CMS and unified brand management across multiple platforms.
Live-2-VOD is an automated solution fully optimised for the sports, teleshopping and entertainment segments, enabling broadcasters to make video content instantly available for on-demand viewing across multiple platforms and screens. It can take a video feed from a live linear stream, EPG channel or data source and supports DRM to ensure content rights are respected.
Hybrid TV Increases a channel’s exposure by leveraging the increased interactivity available with the advanced IP-based capabilities of a range of hybrid TV platforms. This solution enables UK channel owners to extend reach on Freeview Play, YouView, Freesat & EE TV over IP to provide live streaming, automated catch-up TV and rich VOD experiences cross-platform.
Media Manager enables an operator to provide advanced services as part of its standard offerings to all channel owners and consumers. Media Manager forms the foundation of Simplestream’s flexible, modular cloud-based video platform supporting live streaming, catch-up, premium VOD, events and additional functionality to differentiate any streaming service. Media Manager scales to millions of users and is the technology engine behind the TV Player service in the UK.
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Simplestream, a London-headquartered company, are leaders in live and on-demand TV services across all OTT platforms. Founded in 2010, Simplestream enables broadcasters, platform operators, content owners and distributors to quickly launch next generation TV services, increasing reach and revenues. Simplestream provide a simplified workflow and cloud-based solution to industry leaders, including A+E Networks, News Corp, Sony, MTG and QVC.