In recent years the range of publishing platforms has expanded from the TV to computers and mobile devices. To address this S&T have developed solutions for the rapid development and deployment of interactive applications to multiple platforms.
OnScreen Publisher lets you build interactive apps using a fully-featured graphical user interface. You can then deploy the apps to a device, knowing that the design responds to the constraints of the platform. Factors such as screen size are handled automatically. OnScreen Publisher is ideal for building ‘Second Screen’ applications, where a complementary application can be used on a separate device to the main viewing screen. Examples of second screen apps include media selection (for content on demand), playback control and voting.
OnScreen Publisher has powerful XML integration tools that allow you to connect to existing content, asset, transaction and subscriber management systems within your existing infrastructure. It also has full HbbTV support; apps can be delivered on line, in the broadcast stream, or as a combination of the two allowing viewers without an Internet connection to see a subset of the content.
You can combine OnScreen Publisher and TSBroadcaster to create a complete solution for combined broadcast and online delivery. The OnScreen Engine coordinates activity with TSBroadcaster to ensure your broadcast applications and online applications are synchronised.