KIT digital Adds Connected TV to Platforms for Major Broadcaster
Company Continues Its Work With OSN on Multi-Platform Delivery With
LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwired) -- 04/08/13 -- Following successful
implementations at major broadcasters around the world such as RTE in
Ireland and Liberty Global's Horizon TV in the Netherlands, KIT
digital is now working to extend OSN Play to Samsung connected
televisions using its Connected Device Framework. This is a
continuation of work that KIT has been doing with the Middle East
satellite broadcaster since the end of 2011.
KIT digital developed the OSN Play platform and user apps for iPad
and Android tablets, delivering a PC and Mac solution in March 2012,
adding live streaming and delivery to iPad in time for the London
2012 Games and further extending to Android tablets in the Autumn.
KIT designed and developed the user experience, creating a look and
feel that remains constant across platforms, as well as implementing
and integrating the underlying technical platform, which is powered
by the KIT VOD Store product, with OSN's back office systems.
"The video on demand and multi-platform offering is a critical part
of OSN's business going forward, because we know our subscribers want
to access our great content anytime, anywhere," said Mark Billinge,
VP of Broadcast Operations and Technology at OSN. "We chose KIT
digital as our partner because they have proven experience of
delivering this type of technology, and could integrate it into our
existing platforms to minimise the additional investment."
As part of this continuing work, KIT digital developed a proof of
concept (POC) for an app for Samsung connected TVs. This POC
successfully demonstrated that the same user experience could be
translated to the smart television environment. Following its
acceptance, KIT digital is now moving to implement a fully-featured
production version of the app and the related updates to the OSN Play
delivery platform, based on its Connected Device Framework.
"We are delighted to be continuing our relationship with OSN as they
roll out their multi-platform strategy to ever more devices," said
Mark Christie, CTO of KIT digital. "Because we are working with
broadcasters worldwide on developing just this sort of solution we
can cross-fertilise our development teams, giving us an unprecedented
breadth of experience. In turn, that means we can deliver working,
stable and attractive solutions quickly and cost-effectively."
KIT digital is demonstrating the breadth of its capabilities in
systems design, user experience and delivery at NAB 2013 in the South
Upper hall on booth SU9121.
About KIT digital, Inc.
KIT digital is a leading video management
software and services company. Cosmos and Cloud, the company's video
asset management systems, enable leading broadband media companies to
produce, manage and deliver multiscreen socially-enabled video
experiences to audiences wherever they are. KIT digital services
nearly 2,500 clients in 50+ countries including some of the world's
biggest brands, such as Airbus, The Associated Press, AT&T, BBC,
BSkyB, Disney-ABC, Google, HP, Mediaset, MTV, News Corp, RCS Media
Group, Sky Deutschland, Sky Italia, Telecom Argentina, Telecom
Italia, Telefonica O2, Universal Studios, Verizon, Vodafone VRT and
Volkswagen. KIT digital maintains headquarters in New York City and
offices in more than a dozen countries around the world. Learn more
about KIT digital, Inc. at www.kitd.com or follow on Twitter.
KIT digital Media Contact:
VP Brand and Communications
T: +1 (347) 328 3545
TallGrass PR Media Contact:
T: +1 (917) 684 1400
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