IBC, Amsterdam – September 11, 2012 – Xstream, the premium supplier of end-end video management and related services company, demonstrate their next-generation Shop module in their award winning, online video platform, MediaMaker. The Shop modules is developed to meet the demands and needs for increasingly customized and classy, online video business models, including, TVOD, SVOD, AVOD and other customized business models desired by their many OTT TV and TV Everywhere clients.
With this announcement, Xstream follow up on their commitment and vision of being amongst the best in class in delivering complete OTT tv and TV Everywhere solutions to clients worldwide. Furthermore, they enhance their focus on flexibility, ease of use, powerful API's, advanced ingest features and options, automated workflows and automation for payment and creation of business models in the modular based OVP, MediaMaker.
The Shop module in MediaMaker OVP features key solutions such as pay-per-view for live or on-demand shows or movies, download-to-own, apply pricing templates to tv shows or movies, configure season passes for TV shows, create bundles for movies or tv shows, including follow-up-based content bundles, advanced meta data ingest, generate vouchers or gift-cards, protect premium content with studio approved DRM (Widevine and PlayReady), create customized video packages based on the inbuilt recommendation engine, specific content categories or other criteria's, create subscriber-targeted promotions, and much more. Basically everything a provider needs and wish for to create and implement a vast range of business models for their online video service.
"During the last 10 years, our Shop module in MediaMaker has been under constant development and improvement, where MediaMaker is the engine behind some of the most advanced OTT and TV Everywhere solutions worldwide. We want our clients to focus on what they do best, and we'll provide them with the tools, software and architecture for getting there. We're proud to announce our increased focus on enhancing our software unique payment, billing and shop module- enabling clients to create their own, customized, business model- right out of the box, as this is the crucial factor for our clients and our success". Said Frank Thorup, Founder and CEO of Xstream.
Built to support all kinds of business models and online video strategies for VOD, TV Everywhere and OTT TV providers, the extensive, full- bodied Shop module is a powerful engine including an automated workflow and a complete list of features for creating and supporting all kinds of customized and desired online video business models, across all internet enabled devices- right out of the box.
MediaMaker OVP – seamless payments made possible
The ability to receive seamless payments is a deal breaker for offering TV Everywhere service consumers will use, and Xstream's OVP, MediaMaker, provides a slew of options for accepting payments right out of the box. Obviously clients can connect MediaMaker to any regular online payment gateway and accept payments on the Web, but there is more - payment via vouchers and SMS are popular options. On top of all the built-in options you can integrate MediaMaker with any other third party payment gateway or with your own ERP systems, allowing streaming to be billed alongside any existing subscriptions your customers may have signed up for.
The MediaMaker OVP Shop is acknowledged for its vast amount of possibilities for trying out new business models through the many and easy to use configurations, and of course for the ability to combine it with all sorts of payment methods, like SMS payment, voucher, credit card, paypal and more.
What's unique about the Shop module in Xstream's online video platform, MediaMaker, is that, not only can it be customized to fit any client's needs, but it contains all the necessary features, and then some, for creating a successful TV Everywhere business model, right out of the box.
Some Key possibilities for out of the box payment methods in MediaMaker is:
- Configurable timing: Daily, weekly, monthly, yearly subscription, Single purchase
- Configurable amount of media: Subscription containing all media, Subscription for a particular category, Subscription for simulcast content only, Buy one get one free, Get the first X videos for free, Pay-per-view, Season passes, Single purchase of videos or tv shows, live and on-demand.
- Payment; Gift vouchers, for everything or bound to a specific product, Credit card payment, Other types of payment (i.e. SMS), Recurring payments for subscriptions
- Prices: Option to set different prices for different customer groups, Price synchronization with metadata provider, Different prices for different countries / sites
- Product activation; Automatic activation and deactivation of product packages, Activation of products only in specific countries / on specific sites, download-to-own, and movie bundles for sequels
Internationalization made easy
Using the domain feature in MediaMaker, you can also make your TV Everywhere/ OTT solution international- launching it in any desired countries. Where the solution comes with full support for subtitles, multi-currency price scheduling, multiple localized product descriptions, custom all metadata to the specific country, language or region- and much more.
Xstream counts some of the leading cable operators, broadcasters, telcos, media companies and pure over-the-top tv providers in Scandinavia as customers of its online video platform and releated services, including, Telenor, Disney, ProSiebenSat1, Canal Digital Go, Comoyo and Norwegian fiber-to-home provider, Altibox. Earlier this month, they just announced their launch of operations on the North American market, making their award winning software and related services available to the world's most consuming online video market.
Philip Bronsztejn, COO
Tel: +45 31 78 44 06
Frank Thorup, CEO & Founder
Tel: +45 88 80 46 01
Xstream is a premium provider of end-to-end video management software and related services. Xstream's module based Online Video Platform, MediaMaker, enables Telco's, Broadcasters, Cable operators and media companies worldwide to manage and deliver state-of- the-art TV Everywhere, Social TV, OTT, Multi-screen, and second screen TV solutions to audiences wherever they are. Since 1999, companies like Disney, Canal Digital, Telenor, Schibsted, Altibox. Jyllands-Posten and Comoyo, has relied on Xstream's OVP and technology to fulfill their needs for OTT, Multiscreen TV, OVP and TV Everywhere solutions, encoding, analytics, DRM, media ingest & management, monetization, API's and more.
For more information about Xstream, please visit www.xstream.dk