We want to make it easier for everyone to find media services, offering choice, convenience and control on any screen.
Our open platform enables different devices, displays and applications to discover available audiovisual media services and access them across the most appropriate delivery networks.
Imagine a machine-readable online directory that applications and products can use to look up lists of relevant services and offer them within their user interface.
Users with compatible devices, displays or applications can simply select services from lists of familiar channels and online offerings in an integrated view, based on their location and the capabilities of their screen. All queries are anonymous, protecting personal privacy. The ordered service list responses facilitate simple accessible navigation, including numeric selection.
Devices, displays and applications can use open web standards to request service lists and present the results in their own environment. Third parties retain the freedom to innovate and differentiate the user experience of their products in an open and competitive multinational market. This includes integration with intelligent systems, including personalised recommendations, voice control, and home automation.
Providers of media services can publish lists of services available by region across various delivery networks. They can promote their brands and retain control of the distribution of their services, with the option to prioritise different modes of delivery and offer higher quality audio and video formats for compatible devices and displays.
Regulators and legislators can designate and approve lists of services to maintain the prominence of public service media providers and ensure that they are universally available and easily accessible. This identifies the provenance of licenced services within their jurisdiction and facilitates the fulfilment of public policy objectives and plurality of media provision.
The solution is based on existing open standards and does not require any changes to current broadcast transmission systems. By using web technologies, the online service layer can be easily integrated with various client devices and displays, reducing barriers to adoption. This allows for a gradual migration as products are progressively upgraded or replaced. Employing a federated approach and distributed architecture, the system is designed to scale to serve a massive user base.
Encouraging collaboration between industry stakeholders across the ecosystem, this service discovery platform empowers media providers to extend the reach of their services efficiently and effectively. It simplifies the process of promoting and providing programming across different devices and displays, offering a smooth transition to delivery over any network to any screen.