Streaming TV Experts who deliver the best linear TV audience experiences and dynamic on-demand video streaming platforms for maximum content owner returns.
This industry is a minefield of technology, advertising and content salespeople who are happy to take advantage of digital broadcast experience shortfalls.
Traditionally, and from its inception, television has been technology-heavy with complex and costly distribution networks and manned by highly skilled staff in many discrete roles that are all required to link viewers to a TV studio or broadcast centre.
Cord-cutting TV audiences and traditional TV advertisers demand that FAST channels & AVOD services should retain much of the experience they are used to when watching traditional TV.
View TV identified that audiences & advertisers are confident about how mainstream TV works. The key stakeholders want their experience of streaming services to be the same as traditional TV viewing with its ad spend returns, increased audiences & overall higher earnings.
By appreciating this, the key stakeholders, content creators, owners & distributors can succeed with confidence by giving them a more sustainable business model.
View TV, Kapang & Cloudie TV embraces the FAST2.0 standard to achieve this.
Traditional TV Digital Transformation
The context for change is driven by the way viewers now want to enjoy TV, wherever and whenever they want, and the availability of the internet. These represent a considerable challenge to the rich traditional TV culture and environment as Connected TV (or CTV, any viewing device connected to the internet) is the future.
Streaming TV – Connected to the Internet, watching TV
View TV Group, a group of companies fronted by Jamie Branson, ex-Broadcast Projects Director across major brands, has developed Kapang, a CTV solution that the industry needs to change and to provide consumers with what they want.
The learning from the success of subscription video on demand (SVOD), such as Netflix and Amazon Prime and advertising video on demand (AVOD), such as ITV, has been applied to our broadcast television solution, which is facilitated by five aligned group companies covering FAST channel creation, FAST Channel Distribution, content monetization, channel management, and audience platforms, KAPANG.
View TV is leading the way in introducing a culture for change, new technology, and distribution fit for TV today and tomorrow. Audiences want a traditional TV ‘look and feel, and content owners want to provide that but with realistic profit margins. View TV Group has an end-to-end technical and distribution capability to achieve both in Kapang.
What is Kapang, and what does it do?
Kapang is the View TV CTV platform equivalent to a cable television provider such as Virgin Media/Verizon but with distribution over the internet. Kapang reduces complexity, enables faster time to market, lower staffing costs, and delivers audience revenue technology that provides a sustainable content ecosystem. Addressable advertising for higher revenues provides a broadcast business model. This is delivered to viewers in HD for an experience superior to traditional TV.
Broadcasting national, local, and our TV and radio content, viewers using Kapang apps or websites will enjoy a variety of linear and video-on-demand programs on any device connected to the internet across multiple channels in the UK, US, and Australia. Kapang can also be licensed for broadcast, with advertising, globally outside these three countries.
Audience attracts advertisers, and our addressable advertising targets specific channels and content, time of day the ad was broadcast, and location, which attracts higher ad revenues. As the broadcast is over the internet, we can automatically detect and collect how many program hours and the number of ads viewed in real-time, which can be available to content owners to manage revenue.
Benefits for Content Producers and Owners
Content producers and owners carry the highest cost in the broadcast value chain but are at the mercy of the often traditional cost of broadcast and distribution. View TV Group have substantially lowered broadcast costs and has enabled all ad revenue to the channel and content owners to provide a sustainable content creation ecosystem.
Competitors to Kapang, e.g. Virgin Media, Pluto, and Xumo may have some of the advantages mentioned above. Still, none of them has all the benefits that Kapang has in one end-to-end solution. Crucially, Kapang delivers everything the viewer wants and, at the same time, generates the core advertising revenue for content producers and owners, which increases profitability.
View TV was formally the supplier to major global platforms, trading more than ½ billion adverts per month and other smaller clients until recently. Those years of experience are now being used to outperform them with our approach, with existing agreements that have been novated to concentrate our efforts.
View TV Group has an efficient end-to-end TV broadcast solution and capability with full monetization and global reach.