Digital media technology specialist Discover Digital has enhanced its new IKON CMS
platform with new casting options and social media features in its quest to deliver the
ultimate media streaming platform.
Shortly after announcing its acquisition of the Turkish firm IKON Interactives content
management solution (CMS) and source code, Discover Digital has announced
enhanced functionality and features for the platform. Discover Digitals streaming
platform is now Chromecast enabled for Android devices, with Apple AirPlay
functionality to follow shortly.
Discover Digital MD, Stephen Watson, says the enhancements are in line with
Discover Digitals efforts to develop the ultimate media streaming platform for
broadcasters, telecommunications operators and sports rights holders looking at OTT
Streaming and VOD technologies.
Discover Digital is primarily a technology company, continually working to add value
to the media streaming solutions now coming to market. Through our IKON
acquisition and ongoing in-house software development and enhancements, we are
building out a future-proof media streaming platform that makes next-generation
entertainment a reality, says Watson.
Casting capability for large screen viewing has been a top request from our
subscribers so we have now enabled streaming to Google Chromecast devices. We
have been in long term talks with Google, and this move takes us a step closer to
future collaborations across Africa, he adds.
Other developments on the CMS include the first phase launch of Social Sharing to
make viewing more social and interactive on common Social Media Platforms. Viewers
can now instantly share, tag friends and comment on any movie or series they are
watching, to their Facebook and Twitter profiles without leaving the platform or
All developments listed will be deployed to Discover Digitals OTT Internet TV and VOD
Service, DEOD, launched in May this year with Sun International and independently
offered to other DD technology customers.