EBS connects TV content data and provides comprehensive metadata and EPG services to platforms worldwide. EBS flagship EPG scheduling application Pawa, coupled with its editorial expertise and in-house development team, allows the company to differentiate itself from its competitors by delivering unrivalled and unique client-focussed propositions. EBS has more than 20 years experience working with key players in the industry such as BBC Worldwide, BT Sport, AMC Networks, Turner Broadcasting, MultiChoice and BSkyB.
At IBC 2016, taking place in Amsterdam from 8 to 12 September, EBS.TV will showcase its new version of Pawa:
The EPG is getting smarter with increased levels of data enabling media companies to meet changing consumer viewing habits, regardless of channel, platform or device. EBS sophisticated Pawa EPG application allows content owners to easily adapt their EPG data requirements to meet the data workflow needs of any content distribution platform, in any country.
Pawa ensures that media companies can control brand consistency across all channels, regardless of where content is accessed. This means that viewers can rely on the channel to deliver the quality of programmes that they expect.
Pawa provides a number of key EPG data services, as a managed service handled in-house by EBS or as a software-as-a-service option with full training and support:
Deep metadata high quality, rights approved images including multiple crop ratios and sizes per programme as well as cast, director and year of production
Additional data sets - compliments categories such as Twitter hashtags
Drive channels schedules directly from programme library provide central, searchable store for compliance purposes
EPG scheduling and distribution
Validation reports - displaying missing data or incorrect fields
TV metadata solutions functionality to record events directly from red button/interactive service
Editorial and translation services
EBS staff will be available throughout IBC 2016 to discuss all aspects of EPG data delivery.