Simplestream to upgrade App Platform | VOD | News | Rapid TV News
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In what it says will be a demonstration of the most efficient route to next-generation video services, live, live-2-VOD and on-demand OTT services provider Simplestream is to unveil on 12 November an upgraded version of its App Platform customisable, end-to-end service.

Simplestream Logo 6Nov2019The App Platform is configured within the Simplestream Media Manager CMS, offering a white-label OTT solution that encompasses multi-channel live simulcasting, live-event streaming, catch-up, VOD, EPG display, cloud DVR, security, CDN switching and configuration and secured downloads. The solution also includes a multi-platform application framework, OTT workflow, account management, billing and analytics.

Optimised for Africa’s telcos, broadcasters and content owners, and to be unveiled at the AfricaCom exhibition, the new and improved features of the App Platform include support for over 100 channels across multiple devices; automated 30-day catch-up creation; reverse EPG navigation; film and box-set support with integrated US studio approved DRM; pause and resume functionality; and download to device feature.

“Our approach has always been to enable broadcasters, content owners and telcos to launch innovative services with the minimum CAPEX and OPEX, making services viable from launch,” said Simplestream chief commercial officer Dan Finch.

“In the last two or three years we’ve seen operators in Africa understand the benefits of this approach...We are once again looking forward to showing the industry how our...App Platform and video workflow solutions enable the regions operators and content owners to provide fast to market next-generation mobile-centric video services.”