Well I have been very busy over the last 8 or so months. Everyone that I know out there in the community has been talking with me, and asking what I have been up to, and I would always say “Something big, but I can’t tell you”. Everyday I would be heads down in it, and I would be ignoring all my daily chat friends to try and get this all ready. (Sorry Jeff).
Anyways, no need to hide it anymore because as of today we are going into public preview:
Welcome to PermissionTV!:
Engdaget Post October 5th:
If you go over the main site you will see a whole lot of stuff in there, but let me sum it up for you:
1/ It is broadband media distribution platform designed primarily for distributing Video.
2/ Any media owner can create and manage their own channel.
3/ Channel subscribers download a desktop application that is their access to the content.
4/ The desktop application features the ability to play: H.264, WMV, and FLV 1 and 2.
5/ The entire application interface is designed on top of the Flash 8 player.
6/ Channels feature 2 components of the UI, a Content Browser and Show Player.
7/ The user interface is completely customizable using a combination of CSS and an NCVml
8/ NCVml is an incredibly useful XML-based markup language that allows the application to be fed content and advertising as well as configure the interface.
9/ Advertising can be delivered across channels in both the player and browser in any format that the Flash Player supports.
10/ High quality video can also be included as commercials in any of the supported video formats.
11/ Video is marked up with data that makes it fully searchable as well as giving it the ability to interact with the user interface.
12/ Direct download and P2P technology used in combination used to acquire assets.
And so much more.
Our focus was working with the NetCableTV engineering team to create the white-label user interface for the front-end application. We also produced some video content for them that you will see on the homepage of the site.
We still have quite a ways to go with this project, but it is really nice to be able to talk about it finally and get people to try it out. I have learned so much personally working with these guys. The engineering team is incredible, and when working with them there is nothing that cannot be done digitally. The sales, marketing and management teams have also been incredible to work with. A real creative group, with a lot of vision.