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Advanced Publishing Tools
Premium HD playback and content protection, ensuring quality across every device. Create seamless connections between content and your subscribers and deliver reliable, high quality experiences whilst protecting your valuable media assets across all devices.
Establish access to mobile and second screen experiences
Switch Media’s services enable you to publish and monetise Live and VoD content to iPads, iPhones, Android phones, game consoles, set-top-boxes and Connected TVs with our cloud based video content management system, the Switch Media Manager, and advanced monetisation solution AdEase. Consumers who start watching a video on a laptop or mobile device can seamlessly switch to viewing on a Connected TV, freeing up their mobile device as a second screen. Grow your business and increase the capabilities of your video delivery service with our SDKs for mobile and fixed screen devices. Deliver your video smoothly to iOS devices easily with our advanced HTML5 player, the Switch Universal Player.
Protect your premium content
Switch Media’s service platform supports secure delivery across all devices including authentication services for subscribers who have access to premium online video. We also provide the highest level of security by providing platform integration with studio-approved DRM providers such as Adobe Access, Google Widevine, and Microsoft PlayReady.
End-to-end live solutions from acquisition to delivery
Host and deliver live streams from within your current service environment. Deliver high quality live streams to all connected devices. With Switch Media’s multi-source ingest solution, feeds can be acquired through satellite, fiber, or via IP. Encode on-site, remotely, or in the cloud.
Smart, powerful tools to manage your media. Automate your workflows, with ultra-fast transcoding services, content delivery and player customisation to ensure the smoothest possible online video experience.
Better video management with advanced metadata
Metadata is a powerful tool for managing assets, automating workflow, syndication, rights management and much more. Switch Media’s advanced tagging architecture provides a flexible many-to-many relationship between labels and your valuable media assets.
Premium viewing in every location
We ensure your content is enjoyed and delivered with the same high quality with which it was created. Switch Media provides viewers with variable bandwidth through adaptive bitrate (ABR) technology, supporting a variety of streaming protocols so devices are automatically detected and playback is optimised regardless of the users current bandwidth limitations.
Advanced video ingestion services
Our multi-source ingest capabilities deliver speedy acquisition of both live and VoD content. Ingest video content through web tools, desktop applications, mobile up-loaders, and via batch ingestion services such as FTP.
Increase your revenue streams and earn the most from every video with advanced monetisation solutionAdEase. Switch Media’s monetisation services are designed to integrate seamlessly with your existing advertising services, so you can optimise performance and make sure your revenues rise along with your viewership.
Monetise your broadcasts with dynamic targeted ad insertion solution AdEase
Bulk ad insertion makes it easy to place ads targeted to each individual, device, and geographical location across all of your video content and devices.
Boost ad revenue with flexible ad scheduling options
Switch Media’s platform supports every ad format: pre-roll, mid-roll, post-roll, overlay, companion ads, banners and more.
Real-time analytics for informed decision making. Switch Media’s advanced service platform supports the depth of reporting, and insightful analytics required by today’s sophisticated media publishers.
Measure your Traffic
Gauge the number of viewers who watch a video from start to finish.
Measuring the average progress a viewer makes into a video. (For example a viewer retention rate of 75% refers to the viewing average of your video(s). Shorter videos typically have higher viewer retention.)
Manner of consumption
We provide a suite of powerful tools to describe how viewers watch your video(s). This highly configurable feature can identify aspects such as: resolution (low or high) and download or stream.
Driving Social Engagement
Enhancing your viewers experience. Maximise engagement and deliver personalised content, supported by viewer behaviour for both live and on-demand media. Delight and retain your viewers with interactive program guides, content recommendation tools and access to their favorite social networks.
Switch Media’s platform supports a wide range of social networking applications that make it easy for your subscribers to share and recommend their viewing experience with their friends and connections. Our services provide easy access to content sharing platforms such as email sharing, RSS feeds, links to popular social media platforms and easy player embedding on external sites.
- Flexible and robust managed and user prioritised encoding services
- Dynamic and multi-platform DRM support
- Flexible content ingestion and capturing including support for multiple sources
- Centralised management of metadata
- Strong user and content authentication mechanisms
- Variable and scalable data delivery paradigms
- Multi-screen Support (every screen)
- Robust integration with managed CDN services
- Multi-screen “device” SDKs to easily create customised portals and applications on any device
- Deliver to any device over any IP network – IP, cable, satellite, Telco or OTT
- Harmonised, brand and consistent UX on all devices
- Common Program Guide – View and manage the program guide from any device
- Cloud-based recordings and VoD playback (Time-Shifted TV)
- Provide access to live channel streams