Easel TV has updated its Suggested TV video platform with web based publishing and service management tools. The service, which is used by Curzon and All3Media, allows consumers to buy a film or programme on a range of devices and instantly see and pick up from partially viewed programmes or films on all devices. The service is also now extended to include HbbTV and Amazon Fire.
New additions to the cloud-based Suggested TV platform include an enhanced metadata manager to enable clients to change and enrich the information driving the video service; commercial management tools to manage pricing, price banding and release windows; enhanced account management features to manage entitlement windows, individual viewing statistics and commercial and credit history.
The service already offers customers a range of features including multiscreen billing and bookmarking, and maintains a personal library of acquired video for users. Customers may discover films on one device, such as a tablet or smart phone, and then watch on a different device, such as a smart TV.
Bill Scott (pictured), chief operating and commercial officer, Easel TV commented: "The release of our web based tools for Suggested TV brings simple realtime editorial control of cloud based video streaming services to device players for any content provider. We are removing the complexity and cost of having a video store or brand video channel whilst providing the capability to keep it constantly updated, fresh and exciting.”
The new Suggested TV service is being used by Curzon for its Curzon Home Cinema service, which was launched in May and brings cinematic releases into the living room.