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September 17, 2015

SES Platform Services Relies On 3 Screen Solutions For New End-To-End Video Platform To Help Broadcasters And Content Providers Launch Multiscreen Faster


SES Platform Services cooperates with 3 Screen Solutions to deliver apps and services for turnkey online video platform that will help broadcasters launch new services

Network infrastructure, process and workflow expertise, and integration capability from SES are complemented by technology creativity, award-winning multiscreen UI design and world-class app development skill from 3SS

New platform to help broadcasters and content providers engage audiences faster and more rapidly monetize the potential of multiscreen

Ludwigsburg, Germany – September 17, 20153 Screen Solutions (3SS), a leading provider of customized software solutions and services to the multiscreen digital entertainment industry announces being selected to provide development and integration services for ‘LUCID OVP’, a new turnkey multiscreen video platform developed by SES Platform Services. LUCID OVP is designed to help broadcasters and content owners efficiently harness the business-enhancing power of multiscreen, enabling them to launch tailored online and/or over the top (OTT) services for subscribers more rapidly and cost effectively.

SES Platform Services has developed a turnkey video content distribution and management solution as a managed platform whose aim is to help content providers and broadcasters roll out multiscreen services.

Key offerings in the end-to-end ‘LUCID OVP’ package – which will be commercially available in Q4 2015 – are a customizable front end, multiscreen user interface as well as channel-specific iOS and Android apps, all developed by 3 Screen Solutions.

The LUCID OVP solution is applicable regardless of a broadcaster’s TV strategy, whether planning to offer linear, catch-up, time-shifted, video on demand, or all of these.

The components of the end-to-end solution have been designed to be modular, so that broadcasters which already have some parts of the ecosystem developed can select complementary elements in order to assemble a complete platform.

By choosing a pre-integrated turnkey solution, broadcasters can begin to access and grow multiscreen audiences more rapidly, as well as accelerate revenue generation.

“3 Screen Solutions have rapidly gained a reputation for the development of audience-engaging interfaces and apps,” commented Daniel Kiessling, Senior Manager Solution Management at SES Platform Services, adding: “Their innovations will make a great contribution to LUCID OVP,” he said.

“Whether a broadcaster wants to deploy an online video strategy or is focusing primarily on OTT and optimising the enabling processes, we really believe we are bringing together an end-to-end solution for customers,” Kiessling added.

3 Screen Solutions brings to the table its increasingly acknowledged application development capabilities and creativity. Importantly, customers will also benefit from the expertise behind leading-edge multiscreen user interfaces such as that developed for multiple award-winning Swisscom TV 2.0.

“Broadcasters will now be able to fast-track their online and OTT service launches thanks to this innovative all-in platform,” commented Kai-Christian Borchers, Managing Director of 3 Screen Solutions.

“Being able to leverage this pre-integrated state-of-the-art platform and processes without the need to ‘reinvent the wheel’ will really make a positive difference for content owners,” he concluded.

About SES Platform Services

SES Platform Services GmbH brings the highest quality audiovisual content – linear and non-linear – to any device, in any format, through any distribution channel. SES Platform Services supports television stations, production companies and platform operators with a comprehensive portfolio of services in the implementation of their business models. All services are consistently focused on the digital value chains of its customers. With more than 500 satellite, cable or Internet channels and thousands of hours of video content that is delivered to video on demand platforms monthly, SES Platform Services is a leading technical media service provider in Europe. The company serves more than 150 customers, including public and private broadcasting groups, pay-TV providers, rights owners, cable operators and large enterprises.

About 3 Screen Solutions

3 Screen Solutions GmbH & Co KG 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, ProSiebenSat1, Red Bull Media House and BOSCH. Over 130 million people are discovering and enjoying content enabled by 3 Screen Solutions.

For media information, please contact:

Stefan Vollmer
SES Platform Services GmbH
Tel.: + 49 (0)89 1896 2120

Markus Payer
SES Corporate Communications
Tel. +352 710 725 500

For media information:

Cyntia Ritchie 20 45187555

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