Stuttgart, Germany – 17 May, 2019 – 3 Screen Solutions (3SS), leading provider of software solutions for set-top box (STB) and multiscreen digital entertainment, announces that it has been selected by Germany’s leading children’s broadcaster SUPER RTL for the relaunch of Kividoo, its SVOD service for youngsters aged 2-13 years.
After an evaluative selection process, 3SS was chosen to design and deploy apps with customized UIs for viewing on Android mobiles and tablets, iPhone and iPad, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Fire tablets, Apple TV, smart TVs and web.
The relaunched Kividoo apps are powered by 3READY Kids, 3SS’ targeted front end and UI based on award-winning 3READY Multiscreen which adds extra kid-centric features and options for enhanced parental control. By choosing to deploy 3READY Control Center, SUPER RTL is equipped with a powerful customer experience management tool that provides real-time control over presentation of content, features and branding of all apps all from one location. So SUPER RTL can easily and efficiently A/B test, adapt and improve their product based on subscriber feedback
Thanks to the new apps, Kividoo’s navigation and usability have significantly improved for its approximately 30,000 subscribers.
3READY Kids provides advanced custom features for enhanced parental control, with options and tools to help manage kids’ viewing. Multiple pre-defined viewing rules can be set and the parent can rest assured that viewing on a tablet or mobile can be controlled, and is always protected.
Parents of Kividoo fans can set multiple individual profiles, each with a distinctive avatar for each child. Content availability can be personalized for each profile based on gender or age, with rules defining appropriate age range, and daily usage limits, with whitelists and blacklists if they choose.
Kividoo also has a new smooth sign-up and onboarding user journey, with extra support for Amazon registration and login. Guest-mode allows users to enter the experience without sign-up to check out the offering before being asked for registration or login when triggering playback.
Download 2 Go is an offline mode for all video content and audiobooks for viewing and listening anywhere including on the move.
3SS led a multi-vendor integration team, connecting 3READY’s mediation layer with Kividoo’s back end and content management systems including CRM and payment platform. The project was optimized by the use of agile development principles including embracing SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework), the practical experience-based software development methodology.
The new improved Kividoo debuts in May 2019 with a staged rollout, progressively introducing new features for the service’s audiences in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
3READY empowers operators, broadcasters and content owners to introduce branded services faster with state-of-the-art application architecture ready to customize to business needs. Operators’ marketing objectives are thus supported, while giving world-class entertainment experiences to subscribers.
About SUPER RTL
SUPER RTL is the leading content provider for kids in Germany. TOGGO and Toggolino are the two umbrella brands of the Cologne based media company each unifying TV-station, events and licensing business – also providing a large digital portfolio to children and families such as the streaming-portal kividoo, educational content for children in preschool and elementary school as well as many additional apps and websites. The SUPER RTL prime time targets a mainly adult audience with a modern and diverse TV program including TV shows, feature films as well as animation highlights. RTL Group and The Walt Disney Company each own 50 percent of SUPER RTL. www.superrtl.de
About 3 Screen Solutions (3SS)
3SS delivers world-class software solutions to service providers and technology innovators to bring video to any screen. 3SS designs and engineers bespoke front end and back end solutions for TV & Video. The ground-breaking 3READY Android STB + Multiscreen Solution solves broadcasters’ and operators’ challenges while elevating audience engagement, and transforming the economics of multiscreen digital entertainment. With 3READY, branded and custom services can be deployed faster, accelerating revenue flow. 3SS is an acknowledged leader in system integration, app development, UI/UX design innovation and solution architecture. Customers include major satellite, cable, IPTV, OTT and mobile TV operators, including Swisscom, Canal Digital, Com Hem, Vodafone Kabel Deutschland, Liberty Global (UPC, Unitymedia), SES, Eutelsat, and O2/Telefonica. Broadcast customers include ProSiebenSat.1, n-tv and Viacom, among others. www.3ss.tv
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