SES Platform Services, the technical services subsidiary of satellite operator SES, has chosen 3 Screen Solutions (3SS), a German provider of customised software solutions and services to the multiscreen digital entertainment industry, to provide development and integration services for its new multiscreen video platform Lucid OVP.

Lucid OVP is designed to help broadcasters and content owners harness the business-enhancing power of multiscreen, enabling them to launch tailored online and/or OTT services for subscribers, according to 3SS.

SES Platform Services has developed a turnkey video content distribution and management solution as a managed platform whose aim is to help content providers and broadcasters roll out and monetise multiscreen services.

Key offerings in the end-to-end Lucid OVP package – which will be commercially available in Q4 2015 – are a customisable front end, multiscreen user interface as well as channel-specific iOS and Android apps, all developed by 3SS. The solution is applicable regardless of a broadcaster’s TV strategy, whether planning to offer linear, catch-up, time-shifted, video-on-demand or all of these.

The components have been designed to be modular, so that broadcasters which already have some parts of the ecosystem developed can select complementary elements in order to assemble a complete platform.

“Broadcasters will now be able to fast-track their online and OTT service launches thanks to this innovative all-in platform,” said Kai-Christian Borchers, managing director of 3SS.