Discovery Networks International has signed with Brightcove to use the online video specialist’s App Cloud platform to develop and manage dual screen and catch-up TV services.
The first service will be for DNI’s Italian free-to-air channel DMAX, with an app that enables viewers to find and stream programming using iPads or iPhones to Apple TVs. Once the selected programme begins playing viewers will be able to access additional content such as actor bios and recaps on their devices. The companion devices will also act as a remote control, enabling users to pause, play, fast-forward and rewind content on the TV.
David Schafer, vice-president, international digital media at Discovery Communications. “We are delighted to be working with Brightcove on our first app with DMAX Italy and in the future as we roll out into additional markets.”