create fast and virtual channels in the cloud
Create ‘live’ channels with optional SSAI, and deliver a seamless playback experience. Here is your new avenue for monetisation, driving greater audience engagement with higher live viewing figures.
Quickly and cost-effectively repurpose your existing VOD assets to create ‘live’ channels
Ingest content via: S3, API, MRSS/RSS, direct upload
Leverage remote locations for content, stored externally
Seamlessly create linear electronic programming guides (EPG)
DATA-driven dynamic graphic overlays for upsell within virtual channels
Server-Side Ad Insertion (SSAI) or ad marker insertion, distribution to fast platforms
Think of our Virtual channel as a proper broadcast channel: loop for up to 24 hours, or schedule your content daily.
Create thematic, genre, or series-based channels by using automated rules.
Monetise your content by choosing your preferred model: with ads for distribution on FAST platforms, or with dynamic graphic overlays on Virtual channels.
A simplified workflow
Effortlessly create new channels without the complexity of traditional scheduling software. Leverage a simple drag & drop interface, create playlists within playlists (manual or dynamic), schedule programming and ad breaks.
Encode and package the schedule in real time with Simplestream’s technology and create 24/7 live channels. Deliver your content via multiple CDNs.
Monetise with SSAI, leveraging several types of video ad placement. Ad-servers are pre-integrated with Channel Studio.
Leverage the innovative solution that lets operators prompt dynamic, data-driven graphic overlays to present real-time offers, including moving graphics. Match the broadcast experience for upsell and oversell opportunities.
Seamlessly distribute your content: to your own apps or through Simplestream’s App Platform. Alternatively, syndicate to a growing collection of FAST platforms.
MONITOR & ANALYSE
Seamlessly monitor your ad-supported or Virtual channels with a robust set of real-time data analytics and attribution tools.
Don’t take our word for it. Hear from our customers
PBS America on Freeview Play is our first streaming catch up service in the UK and Simplestream have been impressive in terms of their expertise and collaboration in working with us and our other tech partners.
We are delighted to be collaborating with Simplestream to develop the next stage of our full digital-lifecycle distribution platform. In doing so, we continue to build out a platform that increases engagement, providing best-in-class access to the widest range of premium theatre production.
Simplestream launched the POP Player across a number of different platforms quickly and smoothly. Narrative Entertainment have continued to have a strong relationship in order to deliver a number of exciting and innovative feature developments.
Head of Digital
Simplestream have enabled us to provide a custom live and on demand solution for our audience overseas with over 40 channels. Our particular requirements are niche and Simplestream have supported the development of our product roadmap with enthusiasm and professionalism.
Head of Product
It was critical for Channel 4 to be able to offer our live streams to OTT viewers in an accessible environment. Simplestream’s platform was easy to integrate with our services, it satisfied our requirement of flexibility to work with third parties and high levels of stability throughout the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
We undertook a rigorous procurement process which validated the technical robustness and flexibility of the Simplestream solution. A very pleasant additional benefit was the ‘can-do’ and positive attitude displayed unfailingly by the Simplestream teams towards what was certainly not the least challenging set of tasks.