Dutch interactive TV specialist Stoneroos is launching its EPG Manager product as Software as a Service for broadcasters, distribution platforms and content owners to manage the distribution and monitoring of the metadata, from import to export.
With EPG Manager broadcasters and content providers have a tool, which enables them to fully control and distribute their TV listings. The EPG Data Manager consist of four tools: import, editorial enrichment, export, an image database, and export.
Stoneroos subsidiary EPG Data offers accurate and rich programme data for every platform and device, and already serves over three million TV homes in the Netherlands with programme information. The developer is now offering its EPG Manager as an SaaS product for third parties, also for those who already have access to their own EPG data, but who want to enrich the information, and add high resolution images.
“To gather and enrich scheduling data into a complete EPG we have developed a software tool that is able to import, enrich and export data: EPG Manager. We offer the possibility to use our EPG Manager to import, enrich and export EPG yourself or use this tool to enrich the data from your current EPG provider,” says Annelies Kaptein, founder and CEO of Stoneroos.
“Metadata is the driving force behing smart OTT applications. Without rich EPG data and without rich VOD data an OTT it is impossible to create OTT apps. Rich EPG data makes your apps attractive and smart, it is the fuel for the guide, for search, for recommendations, and for personalising.”
Stoneroos will be showcasing EPG Manager as SaaS during this year’s IBC in Amsterdam in Hall 14, Stand L.24.