Vewd, a provider of OTT software solutions, has launched Broadcast Plus, a solution that offers smart TV manufacturers an easy-to-deploy, certification-ready broadcaster user experience for both live TV and on-demand content.
Broadcast Plus provides the necessary user experience components for live TV including a Programme Guide that merges live, OTT, and catch-up content, a broadcast TV user experience, and a portal for broadcaster catchup and other on-demand content.
Built on Vewd Core, the HTML5 rendering engine, Broadcast Plus extends the TV experience alongside Vewd’s hybrid TV modules. Support for the different TV standards and certifications is built-in for a variety of international markets, for example, Freeview HD or Freeview Play in the UK.
“Broadcast Plus changes the game for smart TV manufacturers wishing to deliver a broadcaster-compliant TV experience for hybrid markets around the world,” said Sascha Prüter, Chief Product Officer, Vewd. “With consumers craving more TV content on their terms, broadcasters must continuously evolve and harness multiple channels of delivery from Live TV to Hybrid TV to pure OTT. While building this product, our goal was to ensure we bring all of these modes of consumption into a seamless, yet flexible user experience that adapts to various regional requirements. Manufacturers can now leverage Vewd’s unrivalled product portfolio and vast deployment expertise in one reliable, integrated solution.”