Time for Milkshake!
Digital Surface has recently worked with Five, one of the major channels in the UK, to produce a new generation of video player for its top-rated pre-school programming block, Milkshake!
The colourful video player, which UK-based users can see here, features a simple customised user interface that makes it easy for parents and young children to play episodes of some of the UK’s best loved children’s programmes including Roary the Racing Car, Make Way for Noddy and Peppa Pig.
The interface is based on the Brightcove online video platform and makes full use of the latest features of Brightcove 4 to deliver a unique and customised viewing experience.
Due to the heavy lifting performed by Brightcove’s XML-based user interface layout capability, BEML (Brightcove Experience Markup Language), Digital Surface can turn around production of highly customised media delivery interfaces, like the Milkshake! players, in a very short timeframe.
Taking the ‘BEML approach’, there is no need for intensive custom development and thus there are significant cost savings in terms of planning, development and maintenance.
Thanks to a deep understanding of the technical implications of building user interfaces using technologies such as BEML, Digital Surface was able to help Five enhance one of its key non-linear video properties and ensure the broadcaster was able roll it out on time and to budget.
Digital Surface provides online media delivery production and consultancy services to clients across the EU.