Simplestream Showcasing At TV Connect


LONDON, UK: Simplestream, a leading provider of video services for the media and entertainment industry, has announced that it will demonstrate its complete end-to-end suite of modular cloud solutions – including its new Hybrid TV solution – for the first time as an independent exhibitor at
TV Connect 2017 (stand #B40, London, 28-30th March).
Hybrid TV is a new module of the company’s cloud-based Media Manager platform that provides OTT-delivered linear channels, catch-up TV and other video-on-demand (VOD) content underpinned by rich metadata, enabling broadcasters to extend viewer reach and increase revenues. The solution supports a broad range of hybrid TV services – including YouView, Freeview Play, Freesat and EE TV – and was most recently used to deploy Sony Kids, the new catch-up service by Sony Pictures Television on YouView.
Key features include:
•  Dedicated applications that provide a fully branded experience for broadcasters.

•  Real-time asset and metadata submission with enhanced programme information, enabling rich content discovery,
   via backwards-scrolling EPG, text-based search, and platform recommendation engines.

•  Live-2-VOD automated generation of catch-up VOD assets from linear channels within minutes of broadcast.

•  Ingest of playout schedule data to accurately capture the desired components from off-air broadcasts.

•  A rules-based system to control programme availability ensuring full conformance to content rights.

•  Dynamic playlists of content that are updated automatically and presented in the applications.

“TV Connect is a great opportunity to demonstrate the latest advancements in connected entertainment,” said Sam Orton-Jay, Sales and Marketing Director of Simplestream. “We’re looking forward to having a more substantial presence at the show this year, and to sharing how we’re progressing and optimising cloud video delivery for leading broadcasters like Sony, A+E Networks, Discovery Networks, News Corp, Scripps Network, Turner Broadcasting and QVC.”
Additional on-stand demonstrations will include Simplestream’s Cloud TV Platform – an end-to-end, white label solution that enables pay TV operators, telcos and broadcasters to rapidly deploy next-generation TV Everywhere services across multiple screens and territories – and MediaFlow – highly automated workflows for delivering both live and VOD content to multiple affiliate operator partners with features like time-shifting and virtual playout of linear channels to effectively monetise content in different territories.
Simplestream will also be exhibiting at NAB Show 2017 - Stand #SU12806CM.
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