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The Mercury concept was developed to present a video user interface that combines smart channels and playlists to create a custom viewing experience. This blends the best of traditional television with the benefits of video-on-demand. It was created using the LUNA cross-platform video experience engine, which allows interfaces to be developed in JavaScript but delivers performance usually associated with native compiled applications, without the limitations of a web browser.

18 days, 38 different sports and 1816 events – The UX team at Viaplay had a daunting task in building a consistent, simple and elegant user experience for the Olympics in Rio. Creative Director Christoffer Kittel will talk about Viaplay’s design process and how to account for a branded cross-platform experience in the complex world of live sports.

What’s going to be on your development roadmap in the next 12-18 months? Will you concentrate on populating your service to even more platforms? Or perhaps you’ll be upgrading the products that you already have out there? And what about VR, AI, personalisation, content recommendation and monetisation? Join our modern-day Melisandre’s and Saruman’s from ITV, STV, EE, Freesat and Arsenal FC who’ll be making their predictions for the shape of VOD to come!

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Come on this designer’s journey of discovery of A/B testing, a greatly misunderstood and often maligned tool. This is not simply about testing button colors and page layouts, but applying it at a strategic level to inform design from concept to shipped product and see how this is applied in the Netflix user experience. Gain practical insights on how to harness the scientific method in the pursuit of great design.

The future of TV is apps. But while kids are huge users of both apps and TV, VOD on TV hasn’t always been an easy experience for younger kids. Although a lot of players in the on-demand space now offer kids service, many designs were simply retrofitted to experiences built for grown ups. The team at kids-specialist platform Hopster took a different approach, rethinking every aspect of on demand for kids from a child’s perspective.

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Device synchronisation, offline viewing… and a sleep timer? Here are some of the most commonly asked for features as requested by viewers.

Back in October I completed some research for our annual VUIX conference – an event which is dedicated to online video product development and UI/UX – which attempted to answer a simple question. Does the user experience match user expectation in VOD services?

You can read about the approach I took to answer

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An analysis of 4,000 reviews of on-demand services identifies performance, functionality and content as the three largest pain points in VOD.

Last week we held our VUIX 2015 conference – an event dedicated to online video product development, user interfaces and user experience. Co-hosted by Brightcove, leading broadcasters, service providers, operators and technology suppliers from around the world all met at Kensington Roof Gardens in London (joined by a flamingo or two!) to share knowledge

In our anytime, anywhere TV environment the audience is everywhere and hugely diversified. Understanding which shows are being watched on which screen and by whom is, of course, essential for publishers as this is what drives the value of ad space. Some of the leading players, however, have started taking their advertising UX strategy a step further by offering differentiated experiences (and even content) to viewers. The idea is that some audiences have different sensitivity

The past several years have seen phenomenal growth of HBO’s digital streaming platforms, across both TV Everywhere and Over-the-Top offerings (HBO GO and HBO NOW). Meeting the rapidly changing needs of our audiences and partners has required an evolution across several fronts, including toolsets, processes, communications, and design principles – all within a quickly maturing Digital Products division. As we grow as a team, and advance the features and UX of our HBO platforms, we

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