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January 22, 2014

White-label OTT Platform uVOD Gets a Makeover

By Tara Seals, TMCnet Contributor

Unified Video Technologies (UNIV), which provides software services for broadcasters, enterprises and the entertainment industry, is gearing up to release version 1.5 of its white-label uVOD video-on-demand (VOD) solution.

The solution is designed to add linear and on-demand programming delivery using a choice of transactional and subscription business models, in a multiplatform fashion. It now supports streaming across Android and iOS mobile devices (via mobile applications available for download from the Apple (News - Alert) iTunes and Android Play Stores), as well as computers and smart TVs.

uVOD offers customers a “quick-launch,” subscription-based VOD platform delivered as a managed service, so it eliminates the capital expense requirements involved in deploying an over-the-top (OTT) video, such as system operation and management. uVOD was introduced in 2013 and is available worldwide as a technology-only service and in specific regions as a technology plus content service that includes a library of major Hollywood classic and new release titles.

The new version of the platform also offers an intuitive portal common across devices. It offers the ability to switch between linear channels, full integration with Microsoft (News - Alert) PlayReady DRM and customized back office subscriber management. As a managed service, back office functions such as provisioning, fulfillment and billing are built into the system. Also, analytics are provided for all management tools, including traffic sources, event tracking, audience data and e-commerce.

“We are thrilled to present Release 1.5 of our UVOD solution and to add exciting new capabilities so soon after the initial release of our revolutionary white-label, managed OTT service,” said Ariel Matzkin, CTO of UNIV. “uVOD, the only OTT system in the world that can be deployed alongside a Web portal with complete customer branding within a matter of days, is just one of the exciting and innovative UNIV technologies. We look forward to demonstrating for new and established customers alike at NATPE (News - Alert) this year.” 

Edited by Blaise McNamee

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