HbbTV, Amazon Fire functions feature for new Easel TV
| 18 November 2014
Multiscreen TV provider Easel TV has launched a new version of its Suggested TV video platform with enhanced Web-based publishing and service management tools.

Used by Curzon and All3Media among others, the service allows consumers to buy a film or programme on a range of devices and instantly see and pick up from partially viewed programmes or films on all devices. The upgrade sees the service now include HbbTV and Amazon Fire as well as an enhanced metadata manager designed to enable clients to change and enrich the information driving the video service. Commercial management tools can be used to manage pricing, price banding and release windows, while enhanced account management allows control of entitlement windows, more detailed individual viewing statistics and commercial and credit history.

The new Suggested TV service is being used by Curzon for its Curzon Home Cinema service which aims to bring cinematic releases, day and date, into the living room.

"The release of our Web-based tools for Suggested TV brings simple real-time editorial control of cloud-based video streaming services to device players for any content provider," commented Easel TV COO and chief commercial officer Bill Scott. "We are removing the complexity and cost of having a video store or brand video channel whilst providing the capability to keep it constantly updated, fresh and exciting."