thePlatform for Stan and shomi
March 31, 2015
thePlatform, the white-label video publishing company and independent subsidiary of Comcast, has been selected by Stan, the joint venture between Nine Entertainment and Fairfax Media, to provide back-end video services for the Australian subscription VoD service.
Stan offers unlimited access to thousands of hours of entertainment for A$10 per month. Under the agreement, thePlatform’s cloud-based mpx video publishing system will manage Stan’s TV services to support viewers on PCs, smartphones, tablets, and TVs via Google’s Chromecast or Airplay via Apple TV. thePlatform’s mpx video management system provides several key functions for Stan. Specifically, mpx provides easy workflow management of metadata management; purchasing support through a payment gateway; subscriber management and viewing rights enforcement; and automated publishing across devices and video players.
thePlatform has also been selected to provide back-end video management services for shomi, the subscription VoD service, launched in Canada late last year. shomi is a joint venture owned equally by Rogers Communications and Shaw Communications.
thePlatform’s cloud-based mpx video management system provides several back-end functions for shomi. Specifically, mpx provides easy workflow management of video ingest; metadata management; subscriber management and viewing rights enforcement; and automated publishing across device and video player profiles.
“shomi has raised the bar for multiscreen video entertainment for Canadian viewers,” said Marty Roberts, co-CEO of thePlatform. “By providing a scalable, flexible, and enterprise-grade video management system, we’re helping shomi provide its subscribers with access to their favorite shows and movies, on their device of choice.”