April 22, 2016
3 Screen Solutions Builds Ran FIGHTING App For Smart TVs
3 Screen Solutions developed smart TV app for ran FIGHTING premium Martial Arts TV service
3SS delivered new app in under four weeks, start to finish
First version of app now live on Samsung TVs
Ludwigsburg, Germany, April 22, 2016 – 3 Screen Solutions (3SS), a leading provider of customized software solutions and services to the multiscreen digital entertainment industry, today announced that it was selected by German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 Pay TV GmbH to build its ran FIGHTING app for smart TVs.
ProSiebenSat.1 Pay TV GmbH commissioned 3 Screen Solutions to build the complete front end and elements of the backend for the new smart TV app.
The ran FIGHTING service has been launched and the 3SS-developed app is helping Samsung smart TV owners view and enjoy ran FIGHTING’s Martial Arts portfolio including the biggest boxing content archive available in the German TV market and major live Martial Arts events.
3 Screen Solutions notably developed the new app in under four weeks from being initially tasked with the project. This speedy delivery fulfilled the goal set by ProSiebenSat.1 Pay TV GmbH of a rapid launch, in time for the high profile April 10 Abraham vs Ramirez title fight pay-per-view broadcast on ran FIGHTING from Las Vegas.
Ran FIGHTING is a sports OTT service for the German market centred around major Martial Arts matches, with events broadcast nearly every weekend from locations all around the globe. It is targeted to viewers who are interested in enjoying Martial Arts on a pay-per-event or subscription basis. Following the live broadcast of any event, viewers are able to access the match for 48 hours on demand without restriction.
“ProSiebenSAT.1 Pay TV GmbH set an ambitious launch date target for the ran FIGHTING app, and we worked in very close collaboration with them throughout the development,” commented Kai-Christian Borchers, Managing Director of 3 Screen Solutions. “We are so delighted that we not only met our client’s deadline, we created an engaging application which will help more people to easily access the premium Martial Arts coverage in which ProSiebenSat.1 Pay TV GmbH has invested.”
About ProSiebenSat.1 Pay TV GmbH
ProSiebenSat.1 Pay TV GmbH is a company in the ProSiebenSat.1 Group. ProSiebenSat.1 Group is one of the largest independent media corporations in Europe. With the stations SAT.1, ProSieben, kabel eins, sixx, SAT.1 Gold and ProSieben MAXX, we are number 1 in Germany both in the TV advertising market and in audience size. We reach over 42 million TV households with our TV services every day in our markets in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. www.prosiebensat1.com
About 3 Screen Solutions
3 Screen Solutions helps bring video to any screen – with passion and vision. Established in 2009, 3SS is a world class innovator in the provision of advanced software solutions and services to blue-chip service providers, CE innovators and integration specialists in the multiscreen consumer entertainment ecosystem. Major satellite, cable, IPTV, OTT and mobile TV network operators and brand owners have benefitted from 3SS’ creativity and capabilities. These include Unitymedia, Kabel Deutschland, Swisscom and 02/Telefonica. Many leading hardware and network providers and SIs have selected 3SS to help optimize the services they provide to their customers. 3SS innovations have supported Eutelsat, Siemens, Rovi and Netgem. High profile retail brands also rely on solutions from 3SS to help enhance and extend their audience engagement, including Warner Brothers, ProSiebenSat.1, Red Bull Media House and BOSCH. Over 130 million people are discovering and enjoying content enabled by 3 Screen Solutions. www.3ss.tv