Spark New Zealand: Sparking the Lightbox flame:13 September 2014
Spark New Zealand, formerly Telecom NZ, is making use of the Xstream MediaMaker video management platform for the delivery of its new OTT video service Lightbox. Lightbox, a wholly owned subsidiary of Spark, is available as a SVoD service to all New Zealanders no matter what ISP they are using. It offers over 5,000 hours of episodic TV content and can be used across multiple devices, including laptop, desktop, iPad and Airplay on Apple TV.
The Xstream MediaMaker and set of RESTFul APIs were key to the creation of the OTT service. Some core features in the OTT solution powered by Xstream MediaMaker includes advanced voucher integration and functionality and advanced parental control.
Xstream MediaMaker also provides a transparent workflow management for content ingest, including an OTT loading dock service with screener application which is integrated with Gracenote and Technicolor, asset management, automated and scheduled publishing across devices and subscriber management. Pictured: Mike McMahon, CTO Lightbox and Peter Baungaard Holmelin, CTO Xstream.