NAB Show 2018: Simplestream scoops NewBay NAB ‘Best of Show’ award for its innovative ‘VOD-in-a-Box’ platform

April 13, 2018

Simplestream, leaders in live and on-demand services, announced that it has been awarded a NewBay “Best of NAB Show’ award for its innovative VOD-in-a-Box service. The award was presented to Simplestream by NewBay’s TV Technology at its NAB booth on 11th April.

NewBay Media’s Best of Show Awards are judged by a panel of engineers and industry experts on the criteria of innovation, feature set, cost efficiency and performance in serving the industry.

“The NewBay ‘Best of Show’ award rounds off a great NAB. This accolade celebrates the success of our ‘VOD-in-a-Box’ service in enabling broadcasters and platforms of all sizes to cost-effectively launch killer OTT TV applications,” commented Dan Finch, Chief Commercial Officer of Simplestream. “We’re working with content owners, broadcasters, operators, distributors and passion brands of all sizes to turn OTT from a cost-centre to a profit centre by reducing costs and maximizing revenues.”

VOD-in-a-Box is an end-to-end white-label service that provides everything content owners and brands need to launch an on-demand or live streaming service in as little as six weeks. It enables them to easily test the market using existing video content and launch apps across multiple platforms and territories – with low exposure to commercial risk, ‘pay-as-you-grow’ commercial terms and a range of business models. VOD-in-a-Box is built on a suite of core modules that enables fast deployments, robust scalability, the flexibility to integrate with any existing platform via comprehensive APIs and unrivalled flexibility to extend a service and scale up over time. Powerful front-end frameworks manage content delivery across all global OTT platforms: iOS, TVOS, Android, Roku, Fire OS, Smart TV.

VOD-in-a-Box enables broadcasters to monetise library content, launch VOD services easily and cost effectively; a live stream can be automatically be created from VOD assets; and metadata-driven video services can help deliver a personalised viewing experience – all to improve return on investment.