LONDON, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
- Download for iPhone: http://tiny.cc/baby-tv
- Download for iPad: http://tiny.cc/babyhd
- Utilizing Applicaster's Broadcaster Publishing Platform, the Application Offers a Rich and Entertaining Experience Available Anywhere
BabyTV, a FOX International Channel, announces a new video application for toddlers, offering them high quality video experience and hours of fun with their favorite BabyTV characters.
Fox International's BabyTV is the first major media brand to adopt Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL) in-app renewable subscription model.
The application's rich design and intuitive menus capture the toddler's interest, offering an enjoyable viewing experience with minimal parental involvement. Content provided is retrieved from BabyTV's rich repository of programs based on the same familiar characters toddlers watch on the BabyTV channel. The platform will launch as a subscription service, initially available in 10 languages, including: English, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Mandarin, Japanese, and Arabic.
Based on Applicaster's turnkey solution, the application provides both download and full streaming capabilities and enables toddlers to watch videos on the iOS mobile devices in all 3 connectivity scenarios, with minimal buffering and slow connection interruptions.
Consumers today, adopting the mobile lifestyle, wish to take advantage of free time, public transit commute or leisure time for viewing their choice of content even in intermittent or no connectivity areas. Operators can implement effective plans for users to download content over night, or when usage is lower, saving on data and energy consumption, as during these times the mobile device is usually connected via WIFI.
"We are very excited with this new product. BabyTV has always been committed above all to provide high quality content for children, "said Maya Talit, Global Marketing Director, BabyTV. "The High Quality Mobile Experience initiative (HQME) offers an optimal solution which helps us cater to the dynamic lifestyle of our audience, and gives families the advantage of accessing our shows also when they are out of the home."
The solution is based on the HQME initiative, backed by SanDisk and others, and utilizes the 'dead spots' in mobile data usage patterns, to leverage network performance, while offering a readily available solution to match consumer's mobile lifestyle. The content downloaded can be remotely deleted from the user's device or can be set to expire when subscription ends.
"HQME promotes the use of smart caching to improve the quality of user content experiences delivered over mobile networks. Smart caching of video content on end-user devices is quickly becoming required to provide best-in-class user experiences, particularly in the face of existing mobile network bandwidth limitations. Applicaster's innovative solution for iOS devices sets a high bar for video content providers seeking to offer their content on mobile platforms, and we are delighted to see it come to life in such a remarkable way. Together, Fox International Channels and Applicaster are lighting the path to a higher quality mobile experience," said Noam Kedem, Vice President, Marketing, at SanDisk.
Founded in 2003, BabyTV offers 24 hours of top-quality content created by educational experts for babies and toddlers, in a commercial-free environment. It was designed to support parents by providing shows that explore early learning themes through fun, with an emphasis on parent-child interaction. A part of FOX International Channels since 2007, BabyTV airs in over 90 countries globally via 400+ affiliate platforms, and in 17 languages, and also provides its content via VOD, Mobile and Broadband offerings.
Applicaster is a technology and solutions provider, focused on live and on demand mobile streaming and content delivery applications for Apple's iOS devices. The company offers an end-to-end solution for broadcasters, media companies and content owners wishing to offer Live TV and On-Demand video streaming and content over the iPhone, iPad & iPod touch platforms. Applicaster's solutions are already deployed by leading broadcasters and content owners, including national and large scale commercial channels, news stations, sports channels, children programming channels and mobile operators. For additional information please log on to: http://www.applicaster.com.
SOURCE BabyTV & Applicaster