CES Sees ACCESS Twine Extended to offer Virtual Multiscreen Content Library

We launched our multiscreen management platform ACCESS Twine™ at IBC 2014 to help operators address the technological complexity that the multiscreen world has brought to the fore. More devices and content encryption systems become available, proving a challenge for operators looking to launch universal services. This is why we have ensured that ACCESS Twine works with various Conditional Access and Digital Rights Management systems, while supporting industry standards including HTML5, HbbTV, WebKit and the new Blink engine to offer a seamless experience on every screen.

For International CES (6-9 January 2015, Las Vegas Convention Center), we have extended the capabilities of ACCESS Twine, which now offers global search and remote access functionality to help operators provide customers with a solution that enables them to easily find content across multiple sources via a single user interface. This allows subscribers to access the operator content as well as their personal media library on every device.

The new functionality enables operators deploying ACCESS Twine to:

  • Offer a single user interface to their subscribers, allowing them to access operator content and personal media securely on any device
  • Ensure that consumers access content within the operator environment, improving brand loyalty
  • Support advanced next generation advertising models including the possibility to push personalized advertising on every screen and report results

The multiscreen age has seen a wide range of devices brought into the TV mix, and consumers expect to be able to access the content they love on any screen, regardless of wherever it is stored. The ACCESS Twine extension means that operators can allow subscribers to access all of their content seamlessly via a secure TV Everywhere virtual library that brings a whole new level of personalisation to multiscreen.

The CES demonstration, hosted at the ACCESS demo suite in the Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas, will show how ACCESS Twine facilitates video content discovery and playback on mobiles, tablets and operator branded devices such as STBs. The extended solution can be easily integrated with external metadata sources, allowing consumers to find all their content in one place by collating all locally stored libraries on a single platform. The new global search functionality enables operators deploying ACCESS Twine to offer services encompassing traditional broadcast services, IP delivered content and access to personal content, whether recorded on one or more in-home Personal Video Recorders (PVRs), in the cloud via a nPVR, stored on personal Network Attached Storage (NAS) or on tablets and smartphones.

To see the extended ACCESS Twine multiscreen management platform at 2015 International CES, please request a meeting with us.

About the author:

Robert is a Global Product Director at ACCESS Europe GmbH, with a focus on HTML5 platforms and media sharing solutions, including industry specific extensions such as HbbTV and W3C Vehicle APIs, so that ACCESS customers can deploy standards based state of the art products. He has been involved in projects with major customers in both automotive and TV and ensures a customer focused development strategy for ACCESS. His role involves working with telcos, middleware suppliers, STB OEMS, automotive tier 1s and automotive OEMS to ensure that ACCESS products deliver the features needed in these fast evolving markets. Follow him on Twitter / Linkedin

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