Discover Digital International provides broadcasters, telco operators and sports organisations with completed over the top (OTT) video on demand (VOD) and Linear TV managed solutions. “We realised a year or so ago that if we simply continued the model in which we license all components of a VOD and linear TV solution we will be nothing but a licensing management entity and not build any of our own IP,” says Discover Digital International managing director, Stephen Watson.
“We’re taking the years of experience IKON Interactive has in managing and supporting subscription services for millions of subscribers and building on their well thought out, user-friendly solution that gives you the flexibility to change packages, manage metadata and customise user interfaces simply and effectively. Our experience has been that with many other services, such changes have been complex and costly to implement,” says Watson.
Tolga Guney, chief operating officer of IKON Interactive, says: “DDI has a proven track record and a thorough understanding of the commercial, operational and technology requirements of this fast-paced tech sector. It is well positioned to take this product to the next level, leveraging further integration and development cost advantages. As the subscription on demand (SVOD) and Linear TV markets continue to gain momentum, technology savings will become more important to operators to free up more funds for investment in content.”
“In a relatively short space of time, DDI has built a very competent development team and it has been a pleasure to work with them over the last year in the evolution and handover of our CMS technology. The future plans for the product and its ancillary applications are exciting and will provide key solutions to many of the challenges faced by broadcasters and operators around the world. We will support DDI as technology consultants when required and we continue to facilitate introductions to European and Middle East based operators who are keen on such solutions,” concludes Guney.