Stuttgart, Germany – 7 September, 2022 –3 Screen Solutions (3SS) – IBC2022 stand 5.A83 – leader in software for set-top boxes (STB) and multiscreen entertainment, will have its biggest-ever show presence at IBC 2022. After the three-year hiatus from face-to-face events, the acknowledged user experience trailblazer will demonstrate an unprecedented array of customer deployments and empowering technology partnership integrations. These are all part of the multiple award winning 3Ready Entertainment Ecosystem, the largest technology ecosystem of its kind in the world.
“It’s truly wonderful to be back at IBC, and have the chance to see our industry colleagues from around the world, and to explore how together we can make entertainment more simple and personal for everyone,” commented Pierre Donath, 3SS CPO & CMO. “This is a milestone year for 3SS: we’re super excited to showcase our latest deployments and enabling technologies that help operators provide their customers with experiences that they really love, and to celebrate our collaborations with over 100 Ecosystem partners, on our bigger-than-everI BC exhibit.”
“Our theme this year is ‘It’s A Match!’ and we really look forward to welcoming IBC visitors to our stands, and helping operators discover the products and solutions that perfectly match their business needs for powering their next-generation entertainment platforms,” he added.
The ever-expanding 3Ready product platform was created to help operators accelerate time-to-market, to bring a unified experience on all devices, kickstart revenues, and innovate rapidly, free from technology vendor-lock-in.
3Ready is now enabling next-gen video experiences for over 20 major operators worldwide, with aggregated reach of over 35 million households. The 3Ready Entertainment Ecosystem empowers service providers to take maximum advantage of 3Ready’s flexibility, made possible by its underlying architecture. With its wide range of pre-integration options, 3Ready seamlessly works with the backend, revenue protection, recommendation engine, STB, and other system elements of the operator’s choice. Technology uncertainties are eradicated so that providers can focus on delivering service excellence.
3SS reimagines in-car entertainment at IBC
3SS will showcase the future of in-car digital entertainment for the first time at IBC. The company has brought a “Polestar 2” car to Amsterdam, parked it in the outside exhibit area (0.C32), and visitors are invited to take a seat and experience its 3Ready-powered automotive experience, based on the Android Automotive Operating System (AAOS).
In-vehicle displays are the next touch points to enjoy video entertainment on the go, in addition to all the familiar screens. 3Ready enables operators and carmakers to bring entertainment to any in-car infotainment system. UX can be adjusted and targeted dynamically, with the ability to curate all content including third-party apps. The result is superior entertainment enjoyment for all the car’s occupants. 3SS has two projects with car manufacturers to date.
All-new 3Ready Control Center takes center stage
3Ready Control Center 3.0 is 3SS’ all-new, SaaS experience management solution. Highly visual and intuitive, with this centralized, one-stop solution, anyone can curate a highly personalized and unified experience across all screens. More members of an operator’s content curation and marketing teams can use 3Ready Control Center to easily target, manage, and visually optimize UX to increase customer retention. Operators benefit from real-time management over presentation of content, features and branding of all service and device apps from one unified location.
A/B testing is the most direct and powerful way to gauge viewers’ tastes, and can be performed with high automation, individually or by customer segment. Experiments with new features can be conducted rapidly, and adaptations done fast, with confidence.
3Ready Control Center’s dashboards have easy-to-use functions and intuitive navigation that don’t require technical know-how. This reduces dependence on tech specialists. Editors can make necessary UI/UX adaptations in a visual way, and all the operator’s apps automatically retrieve and apply them without code changes. Consistent, stable and scalable cross-device user experiences result, with dramatic savings in time and effort.
3Ready Control Center seamlessly integrates with any backend, recommendation, metadata, analytics and advertisement solution an operator chooses.
Super-aggregators and their customers benefit from holistic content discovery and recommendation. 3Ready Control Center enables content curation across all sources including third-party providers. The result is a harmonious and personalized UX, on all screens. Operators get greater-than-ever utility and flexibility by managing all client apps, including connected TV brands, STBs, tablets, smartphones, in-car displays etc, in a streamlined, highly efficient way.
Demos of the latest integrations for transformational UX
The 3SS booth (5.A83) will feature an unprecedented demonstration array of enabling technical integrations with world technology leaders. These include, among others:
Targeted Advertisements: 3SS will showcase a solution integrated into the 3Ready platform that enables operators to speedily deploy linear ad insertion on OTT and hybrid STBs and provide a seamless ad experience (Live to Ad) to their customers. It’s agnostic to any ad solution or ad network with cross-device control over the advertising experience to enable ad-supported business models.
KAON, 3SS and Green Streams: KAON (stand 1.B51), 3SS and Green Streams (stand 5.B37) have co-created a new pre-integrated end-to-end technology platform so that Tier 2 and medium-sized providers can rapidly and economically deliver super-aggregated video services based on Android TV. The new turnkey solution comprises Green Streams’ TVaaS backend platform, powerful yet competitively priced KAON Netflix Certified STB and advanced 3Ready UX. Tier 2 and mid-sized providers can therefore fast-track service launches and revenues.
3Ready Control Center with ContentWise for Allente: Nordic pay-TV giant Allente has become the first operator to deploy 3Ready Control Center 3.0. This project is key enabling next step in the roadmap of Allente’s next-generation super-aggregated TV services for Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland. Allente and its customers will also benefit from seamless integration of 3Ready Control Center 3.0 with ContentWise’s UX Engine (stand 5.C65). This tech combination increases customer engagement with user experiences personalized in real-time.
New Tele2 Tv Hub Mini: 3SS and SEI Robotics Inc. (stand 5.F64) joined forces for Swedish operator Tele2 AB’s new Tv Hub Mini, a high-spec 4K dongle for OTT (over-the-top) TV. Based on Android TV OS, subscribers enjoy a custom 3SS-engineered user experience powered by 3Ready –in 3SS’ first major operator dongle deployment. The SEI Robotics 4K dongle delivers Netflix, and many other streaming apps and TV channels.
3SS with ThinkAnalytics: ThinkAnalytics (stand 1.A74) and 3SS will debut their new pre-integrated solution that transforms UX testing and optimization, helping operators increase engagement and reduce churn. 3Ready Control Center is now pre-integrated with Think360, ThinkAnalytics’ content discovery and analytics platform, allowing operators to deploy user experiences that maximize monetization opportunities by taking a data-driven approach to continuous improvement. Editors, marketers and curators need no technical expertise, lowering costs, and accelerating time-to-market, and actionable insights empower operators to give their customers the entertainment UX they truly desire.
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UX insights live on the Content Everywhere stage
All IBC visitors are invited to join Pierre Donath as he shares his insights, gained from 3SS’ over 20 international operator deployments, at "The Importance of User Experience" session on the Content Everywhere Stage, Hall 5 on Saturday, 10 September at 10:30 CET.
Super-aggregated TV services and innovations enabled by 3SS, powered by trusted 3Ready User Experience, have won over 20 industry awards. These accolades span Connected TV Awards, CSI Awards, VideoTech Innovation Awards, and Red Dot Design Innovation Awards, among others, the most recent being Streaming Media Innovation Award 2022, and NAB 2022 Best in Market Award. 3SS and its customers are shortlisted in no fewer than five categories in the esteemed CSIAwards 2022.
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About 3 Screen Solutions (3SS)
3SS delivers experiences people love. We enable seamless entertainment experiences across all screens, for and together with service providers worldwide. 3SS is the go-to partner to co-create the best possible services in an agile, open and collaborative way. Founded in 2009, we are an acknowledged leader in system integration, software engineering, UI/UX design innovation and solution architecture. We created 3Ready, the world's leading Entertainment Ecosystem, to accelerate launches of entertainment services on all devices, co-create and enable customer-centric innovation. The award-winning 3Ready Entertainment Ecosystem counts 20 operators with 35 million users reach, and two automotive projects. Major operators worldwide rely on 3SS innovation. These include A1 Telekom Austria Group, Swisscom, Tele2, Allente, Proximus, TCC Uruguay, Elisa Estonia, Altibox, ORS, Yes, Vodafone, Norlys, Liberty Global, SES, Eutelsat, and O2/Telefonica. Broadcast customers include ProSiebenSat.1, Joyn (ProSiebenSat.1/Discovery), SUPER RTL(TOGGO), n-tv, Blockbuster and Viacom, among others. 3ss.tv, 3ready.tv
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