Worldnow announces the only multi-device video player compliant with all FCC closed captioning requirements

Jun 04, 2014, 14:00 ET from Worldnow

NEW YORK, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Worldnow, the leading media management solution for digital platforms, announces the only multi-device video player compliant with all aspects of the latest FCC requirements to provide enhanced closed captioning for all of its clients. Coupled with full ad serving capabilities, analytics integration, social sharing tools and the available use of a SDK, Worldnow's Multi-device Video Player provides cutting edge technology for use with mobile web and native iOS/Android applications.

This new Multi-device Video Player allows users to view and fully customize closed captions, and then save these customizations on both a browser and app basis. The closed captioning data is displayed in sync with Worldnow's robust video-on-demand (VOD) and live stream platforms offering user controlled custom display options including the ability to change font, font color, font transparency, background color and window color as well as change text behavior such as size, character styling, beveling and alignment. Worldnow's new Multi-device Video Player can be downloaded by users to provide a native app experience. Once downloaded, users can view all Worldnow-supported video through this player anytime they visit a mobile web site or application. With Worldnow's fully developed SDK, this new Multi-device Video Player can also be integrated with third party applications and mobile sites that play Worldnow video.

With the infrastructure Worldnow previously developed to furnish media professionals with a seamless solution that automatically ingests caption data from SD and HD-SDI on-air signals to display VOD, live streams and closed captioning data, the new Multi–device Video Player platform can support all video needs for desktop, mobile web (HTML5 and OSMF/Flash) and native apps.  Worldnow's Multi–device Video Player provides the standard HLS format for playback not only on iOS devices, but Android devices as well.

This is the latest in a series of technology releases born out of a commitment to serve the hearing impaired community. Worldnow sought and received feedback from focus groups within the deaf community to inform our development of closed caption feature sets to deliver the best consumer experiences.

About Worldnow: Worldnow is only technology provider that combines digital asset management, multi-screen video delivery, content management, over-the-top, analytics and advertising in a single solution. In the last 4+ years, 13 of 14 RFP's for platform services sought by broadcasters have been awarded to Worldnow.

Worldnow services over 112 million monthly unique visitors and powers over 450 broadcasters that cover 91% of US households. Current Worldnow broadcast clients include: CBS Local Digital Media, Cox, Dispatch, Fox TV Stations, Griffin, Landmark, Lilly Broadcasting, London Broadcasting, Media General, Meredith, New Age Media, Quincy, Raycom Media, Sinclair, Waterman and West Virginia Media.

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