Ostmodern delivers BBC Player
White label platform brings first TV Everywhere solution to BBC Worldwide’s APAC audience, starting via partnership with StarHub in Singapore and TM Net in Malaysia
London, UK, 13 March 2017 – BBC Player launched today, built using the Skylark content management system from broadcast and VOD specialist Ostmodern. The new authenticated multi-genre SVOD service, now available to StarHub and TM Net subscribers in Singapore and Malaysia respectively, offers a range of curated content from six BBC global brands: BBC Earth, BBC Lifestyle, BBC First, CBeebies, BBC World News, and BBC Brit. The launch of BBC Player marks the first time this content is available in Asia.
In addition to providing the framework for quickly and effectively rolling out on-demand access to BBC content, the Skylark platform offers a host of additional benefits. It’s built from the ground up to support an editorial-led approach to content recommendations and includes advanced workflow management methods. Together, this gives channel partners the tools to deliver a highly personalised experience for their subscribers to drive content discovery, escaping the problem found with other VOD services where viewers only ever explore a small part of the overall library.
“We are delighted to be working with BBC Worldwide on this new service. It demonstrates the power of Skylark as an integration framework, while also showcasing the powerful content curation and editorial workflow tools in the CMS,” said Tom Williams, CEO at Ostmodern.
At launch the authenticated app will be available on iOS and Android, and also online.