RTÉ ON THE GO: the next generation Rté player

RTÉ Player, the top-ranking video-on-demand broadcasting service in Ireland is looking ahead: working with Fincons, RTÉ has developed The Next Generation RTÉ Player, a platform that renews and redefines TV and multichannel video services.

To respond to the changing demands of the Irish public, RTÉ wanted to develop a best-practice, multiplatform service that could be customised both live and on-demand with cutting edge features such as restart and auto-play. Viewers will not only be able to continue watching RTÉ programming, but will also be able to access box-sets and catalogues packed with hundreds of films, TV series and short-form videos. The new Player is available on the web, on iOS, Apple and connected TV as well as overall OTT services including Saorview, Chromecast, Android TV and Apple TV.

A successful project, the player is the result of the combination between Fincons’ design and system integration with 24i’s experience in integrated front-end user interfaces, Comcast Technology Solution’s reliable OVP platform and Contentwise’s skills in content recommendation engines.