FINCONS GROUP and Polymedia implemented both the Web TV back-end system and front-end web sites of "Sky Go", the new multi-screen offer of Pay TV operator Sky Deutschland, available in Germany and Austria.
Sky Go allows Sky subscribers to use the service via a second set-top box and on their PCs and mobile devices and includes movies and sports on-demand as well as live streaming of top class sport events.
Live at: skygo.sky.de.
The technological challenge of this project is not only to repurpose TV contents on new channels and devices, but to enable new users’ paradigms and business models and to make the multi-platform content management processes effective and efficient.
Within the Sky Go initiative, the Sky Go on the web project results from the fruitful collaboration of Sky Deutschland with FINCONS GROUP – acting as main contractor and system integrator – and Polymedia, software vendor and integrator, and implied a tight cooperation with several other suppliers involved in the Sky Deutschland ICT infrastructure.
Working together as a joint team to provide the best competencies and skill mix to Sky Deutschland, FINCONS GROUP and Polymedia implemented both the web (VoD) platform back-end system and front-end web sites.
The back-end platform is centered around a single multi-screen management system, which today allows managing contents for the new Sky Go on the web solution and also creates an open infrastructure designed to sustain the future growth of these new services:
- providing a single and integrated back-end enabling marketing and editorial teams to control the whole content and asset life-cycle and to orchestrate the new multi-screen offering, thus making multi-screen content and asset management efficient;
- supporting the new business applications of today and tomorrow, as required by a market in continuous evolution.