Xstream delivers the world's first TV app available on all Samsung Smart-TVs and Blu-Ray

Press Release  •  May 22, 2012 13:55 GMT

As the first newspaper worldwide, Jyllands-Posten, has turned their entire newspaper, with articles and videos, into an innovative, custom built news app available on all Samsung Smart TVs. It is the Danish company, Xstream, who has developed, designed and created the world’s first Smart-TV app available on all Samsung Smart TV models and Blu-Ray players. Viewers can enjoy a seamless viewing of articles and videos on their Samsung Smart TV. 

Jyllands-Posten, one of the largest newspapers in Denmark, and Xstream, the premium provider of end-to-end video management software and related services, today announced the launch of Jyllands-Posten’s app on Samsung Smart TVs. It is amongst the first app of its kind on Samsung Smart TV, and the first app worldwide, available on all Samsung devices. The app features both the editorial part with news articles, stock market info, business and sports as well as the entire newspapers video section, giving viewers access to all videos available directly on their Samsung Smart TV.

Introducing the custom built application for Jyllands-Posten on Samsung Smart TV’s is a cornerstone in application development as it is the first news application worldwide created for Samsung which is available on all Samsung Smart TV models and Blu-ray players.

”Presence on Smart TVs, which is reshaping the conventional way we watch TV, is part of Jylland-Postens strategy of offering our readers access to our content on all platforms. We are proud to offer one of the first news app worldwide combining articles, pictures and video” Says Jørgen Schultz-Nielsen, news editor at Jyllans-Posten.

Xstream’s online video platform, MediaMaker, is the engine behind Jyllands-Posten’s online platforms, ensuring a seamless and automated deployment, integrations and workflow, enabling Jyllands-Posten to distribute their editorial and video content out on all platforms, such as Smart-TV's. Using feeds from Jyllands-Postens content management system, Escenic, Xstreams technology seamlessly gather all news articles and metadata and feed them out to the Samsung Smart TV app. The TV application is developed and designed by Xstream where MediaMaker OVP manage, encode, protect and stream the online video content.

“We are excited to play a role in the evolution of the media market, where newspapers are moving onto new devices, making their content available for their readers on their preferred platform. It’s an honor to be part of this innovative adventure with Jyllands-Posten and Samsung. We’re humble being the first company in the world who have managed to develop a Samsung Smart-TV app that fits for all Samsung Smart TV models and Blu-Ray players.” Says Frank Thorup, CEO at Xstream.

Bringing in new revenue streams
The Smart TV devices are becoming increasingly popular for advertisers. According to a new study by In-Stat, the market for TV apps could generate revenues for more than US$1.7 billion by 2013. Using the flexibility of Xstream’s technology, Xstream has integrated the ad network, Adtech, into Jyllands-Postens Smart TV app, enabling Jyllands-Posten to offer and create new revenue streams of digital advertising.  

Smart TV app development from A-Z
Xstream is proud to be amongst the few companies worldwide who offers an A-Z development of Smart TV apps. From usability and design to third party integrations, such as ad networks, content management systems, to streaming and metadata output, Xstream provides you with the complete package for creating a Smart TV application.

Moving around on a Smart TV app is a different user experience than other apps such as iOS or Android apps. It requires insight, understanding and thoughtful usability design in order to give viewers the best possible experience using the app. Xstream’s in-house design team has created the design and usability set up for Jyllands-Postens Smart TV app. 

“It’s been a pleasure to work with Xstream on this innovative project. Xstream’s quick response, professional team of developers and technical knowledge, has contributed to a rapid and seamless development and implementation of the TV app. Xstream has a team of highly skilled developers working on Smart TV apps, a key factor for being able to successfully deliver a quality app with short time to market.” Says Kamal Schtaie, Technical Coordinator Content, Samsung Electronics Nordic AB

About Jyllands-Posten
Founded in 1871, Jyllands-Posten or JP, is a Danish daily broadsheet newspaper with a weekday circulation of approximately 120,000 copies, it is among the largest-selling newspaper in Denmark. Jyllands-Posten is owned and published by JP/Politikens Hus A/S, which is owned in equal parts by Jyllands-Posten Holding A/S and A/S Politiken Holding. The foundation was established in 1971 with the intent of making the newspaper self-governing, and continues to exist to support the publishing and political and editorial independence of Jyllands-Posten. For more information about Jyllands-Posten, please visit the website (Danish) at http://jp.dk/

About Xstream A/S
About Xstream
Xstream is a premium provider of end-to-end video management software and related services.  Xstream’s module based Online Video Platform, MediaMaker, enables Telco’s, Broadcasters, Cable operators and media companies worldwide to manage and deliver state-of- the-art TV Everywhere, Social TV, OTT, Multi-screen, and second screen TV solutions to audiences wherever they are. Since 1999, companies like Canal Digital, Telenor, Schibsted, Altibox. Jyllands-Posten and Comoyo, has relied on Xstream’s OVP and technology to fulfill their needs for OTT, Multiscreen TV, OVP and TV Everywhere solutions, encoding, analytics, DRM, media ingest & management, monetization, API’s and more.

Visit Xstream at www.xstream.dk for more information

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