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Pokazz online. Our case studies.

We have an experience in building video portals,
VOD services, online tv and HD live broadcasts.
Read more about our video projects.

  • Strefa VOD – new online video on demand portal

    Case study pokazzVOD

    Strefa VOD – new online video on demand portal

    The Strefa VOD project was split into several stages. First of all, we focused on the  requirements and creation of the information architecture and the service's UX/UI design.

    During  the course of our usability workshops  we determined the aims of the portal and presented models which the graphics were then based on. This was followed by the completion of comprehensive implementation, alpha and beta tests and the development of a business model.  We added the latest in technology, such as Streaming, Silverlight, PlayReady DRM, ensuring the portal was up-to-date and intuitive to use.

     

    The challenge:

    To constuct a video service providing for a growing film library.

    To encode long content using Smooth Streaming.

    To create a CMS system enabling fast, simulataneous multi-file upload

    To integrate the portal with external payment systems.

    To implement start up registration, login and moderation systems.

     

    The solution:

    pokazzVod

    • The Strefa VOD administration panel allows editors to upload several films at the same time. Automatic preview and thumbnail selection speeds up the whole process. Publishing films is quick and easy thanks to our intuitive tools and CMS video.

    • Editors can catalogue, sort and bookmark films quickly using the mechanism we have created. Portal management becomes so much simpler with a well organised film library.

    • Online cinema = cinema quality. This is made possible thanks to Smooth Streaming, and it's not complicated either – a high-speed connection is enough to deliver all Strefa VOD films in HD. Surround sound 5.1 guarantees a comfortable viewing experience. 

    • New for the Strefa VOD – our business model. In comparison to existing services of this type currently available in Poland, users don't buy a film but purchase points which they then use to pay for the film they have selected.

    • All films in the Strefa VOD placed on our servers are guaranteed secure storage.

    • We used PlayReady DRM to secure content against piracy.

    • We publish content via a Silverlight smart player.

  • CYFRA+ ONLINE for mobile devices

    Case study pokazzTV

    CYFRA+ ONLINE for mobile devices

    CYFRA+ ONLINE for mobile devices

    We implemented a new application thanks to which CYFRA+ ONLINE Web TV is available on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Our application enables users to access CYFRA+ ONLINE via their mobile devices. CYFRA+ subscribers can now view thematic channels (eg. PLANETE+, Kuchnia+, DOMO+) online any time no matter where they are.

     

    The challenge:

    To design an interface for mobile devices.

    To integrate apps with mobile Apple devices.

    To guarantee a high quality viewing experience.

     

    The solution:

    pokazzTV

      • We integrated apps for CYFRA+ Online and  iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad 1, iPad 2, iPod touch 3G and iPod touch 4G.

    • Smooth Streaming delivers CYFRA+ mobile app users high quality video without interference.

    • We used PlayReady DRM to secure content against piracy.

  • Lech TV – a new look

    Case study pokazzTV

    Lech TV – a new look

    Lech TV – a new look

    We implemented a new online TV channel for Lech Poznań football club. We developed the service architecture, designed the graphics and applied innovative original solutions enabling uninterrupted delivery of video content. A TV for mobiles version was also made available.

     

    The challenge:

    To create a solution fulfilling client expectations.

    To design an intuitive, TV channel accessible online with usability standards.

    To provide editors with easy-to-use tools to upload and publish new video content and automate this process for mobile devices.

    To integrate the player with mobile platforms.

     

     

    The solution:

    pokazzSport

      • We created a dedicated CMS via which the administrators of Lech Poznań FC online TV can upload new video files fast. An internal transcoding system automatically delivers material in the correct format. After adding metadata the administrator is just one click away from publishing the ready film onto the service.

    • We organised the migration of archived files to the new TV channel and provided cataloguing tools. Editors can decide which categories they want to attribute video to eg. Club,Team, Interviews. This makes it possible to maintain a hierarchy and order when managing the video library.

    • We delivered an intelligent player, which automatically adapts its properties to the browser window of the device. Lech Poznań brand colours were used throughout.

    • The portal is with Facebook integrated.

    • We introduced an application for fans via which they can access video, news and the latest information from Lech Poznań FC from their mobile devices.

  • CYFRA+ ONLINE

    Case study pokazzTV + pokazzVOD + pokazzLive Channel

    CYFRA+ ONLINE

    CYFRA+ ONLINE

    CYFRA+ ONLINE is our first Web TV solution, where three scenarios of Pokazz are used simultaneously.

    CYFRA+ ONLINE offers live channels with PVR, on-demand movies and catch-up tv all in HD quality. Moreover users get access to the most popular live sport events online and now also on their mobile devices.


    The challenge:

    A really short deadline (4 weeks).

    To provide a set of video content management tools for the editors.

    To guarantee a reliable video transcoding solution.

    To protect the content using a DRM system.

    To provide an efficient Content Delivery Network.

    To maximize usability and efficiency of the frontend.

    To provide a user friendly tool to manage a fast-growing video library.

    To guarantee smooth and high quality viewing experience.

    To integrate with CANAL+ user database.


    The solution:

    pokazzTV + pokazzLive + pokazzVoD

     

    • Pokazz developed an easy to use administrative panel to upload and manage website content.

    • We delivered a stable and efficient tool – PokazzEncoder, which is encodes SDI-HD input to several quality Smooth Streaming profiles in real-time.

    • We designed one integrated tool to manage single video files, categories and the complete video library.

    • By using Smooth Streaming users get the video profile best suited to their bandwidth. A high speed internet connection delivers HD-quality content.

    • We use Microsoft PlayReady DRM, one of the best protection services in the world.

  • razem.tv - online tv

    Case study pokazzTV

    razem.tv - online tv

    razem.tv - online tv

    We provided a comprehensive design for razem.tv online.

    Our work on this news video service incorporated several stages: from  initial creation and usability assessment to design of user interface according to GUI and UCD standards. We also developed content implementation and ensured it was published in the highest quality possible.

    Thanks to Smooth Streaming razem.tv viewers can access video on demand without experiencing buffering.

     

    The challenge:

    To design a service based on usability standards.

    To provide a stable solution to encode video.

    To guarantee smooth delivery and high quality viewing of films.

     

    The solution:

    pokazzTV

      • We created a dedicated administration panel enabling editors to upload video content fast.

      • We provided a simple tool to manage a growing library of materials.

      • Smooth Streaming delivers high quality video according to user bandwidth capabilities.

    • We delivered a Silverlight player.

  • eSPORTtv - sports TV online

    Case study pokazzTV

    eSPORTtv - sports TV online

    eSPORTtv - sports TV online

    Live commentary and interesting sports events, video delivered in high quality without buffering are the aims we were able to fulfil in this project. 

     

    The challenge:

    To create a functional service with clear structure and navigation.

    To provide service editors with user-friendly tools to manage and publish video.

    To create a stable hardware solution for encoding signal at source for live feed online.

    To guarantee smooth and high quality streaming.

     

    The solution:

    pokazzSport

      • The panel we provided enables service editors to publish material to the online service fast. After uploading material in any format and adding descriptions, it takes just one command to publish the ready video.

      • Sports fans are able to access HD quality content thanks to Smooth Streaming technology, which adapts to bandwidths speeds. Fast bandwidth speeds deliver higher quality video to the users.

      • The video player we implemented uses Silverlight technology. The player style reflects the new layout we designed for the service.

      • We provided tools enabling comments to be added to content published in the service. eSPORTtv is fully integrated with Facebook and Google+.

  • Online TV for Vive Targi Kielce

    Case study pokazzTV

    Online TV for Vive Targi Kielce

    The Polish handball Extraklasa league leader came to us to design and implement the club's Web TV. For Vive Targi Kielce we prepared an intuitive panel to manage video and used Smooth Streaming to present content. We aimed to increase tv.vivetargi.pl user satisfaction for service administrators and handball fans alike.

     

    The challenge:

    To prepare intuitive tools for editors to manage video content.

    To maximise usability and efficiency for TV viewers.

    To guarantee smooth streaming and high quality viewing of content.

    To secure content against piracy.

     

    The solution:

    pokazzSport

      • Our system encodes video files internally into the appropriate formats. The editor is able to upload the material and when its ready, publish the film to the online service with just one click.

      • The user-friendly dedicated administration panel enables the service editor to manage all video material easily. Simple tools make the creation of new categories and film catalogues a straightforward process.

      • The Silverlight player automatically adapts to user's technical capabilities.

      • Smooth Streaming technology is used to publish video and delivers content in the highest quality possible  according to viewers' bandwidth speeds.

  • Heineken Open`er festival 2011 – concert retransmissions

    Case study pokazzLive HD

    Heineken Open`er festival 2011 – concert retransmissions

    Heineken Open`er festival 2011 – concert retransmissions

    For fans who can't wait for the next edition of  Heineken Open`er in cooperation with Alter Art we publish retransmissions of the most popular concerts from the festival. Smooth Streaming delivers high quality video via the latest Silverlight player.   

     

    The challenge:

    To deliver retransmissions of Heineken Open`er 2011 concerts in the highest quality possible without buffering of video content.

     

    The solution:

    pokazzLiveHD
      • Our original PokazzEncoder is used to encode the signal.

      • Silverlight player delivers uninterrupted video.

      • Retransmission of concerts from the Heineken Opener festival are delivered in HD and high quality audio is guaranteed thanks to 5.1 Surround Sound.

  • Coke Live Music Festival 2011 - live online

    Case study pokazzLive HD

    Coke Live Music Festival 2011 - live online

    We streamed five concerts live during the two-day Coke Live Music Festival 2011. Fans were able to watch live feed in HD thanks to Smooth Streaming. 

     

    The challenge:

    To provide a stable hardware solution to encode the source signal live onto the Internet.

    To guarantee smooth and high quality concert viewing.

    To organise an efficient Content Delivery Network infrastructure.

     

    The solution:

    pokazzLiveHD

      • To deliver the best quality viewing we used the Silverlight player (users were able to install Silverlight via a user-friendly window).

      • Smooth Streaming ensured  a smooth high quality feed. The signal from the concert was encoded live in several quality formats and released online. The quality of video received by the user depended on their bandwidth speeds. We eliminated buffering and drop-outs, and high bandwidths provided concert viewing in HD.

      • PokazzEncoder processed and encoded the signal live and on demand in several quality formats via Smooth Streaming.

      • We used one of the best systems currently available on the market, PlayReady DRM to secure material against piracy and provide geo-specific access restrictions.  

  • Open’er 2011 Live - 4 days, 21 concerts delivered in HD

    Case study pokazzLive HD

    Open’er 2011 Live - 4 days, 21 concerts delivered in HD

    Open’er 2011 Live - 4 days, 21 concerts delivered in HD

    The 10th edition of Poland's biggest music festival  was particularly significant for us. Following the success of 2010, Alter Art entrusted us with organising the transmission and  live feed of 13 concerts over 4 days. We also retransmitted 8 concerts in HD quality (720p).

     

    The challenge:

    To provide a stable hardware solution to encode source signal live to the Internet. Make a number of concerts available on VOD.

    To organise an efficient Content Delivery Network infrastructure.

    To guarantee a smooth feed and a high quality concert viewing experience.

    To restrict access to content to fans in Poland.

     


    The solution:

    pokazzLiveHD
      • Specifically for the needs of this broadcast, we organised a special CDN server infrastructure (Content Delivery Network – a server network responsible for efficient delivery of content to the end-user).

      • Smooth Streaming provide an uninterrupted feed in the highest quality possible. The video signal from the concert was encoded live into several quality formats and uploaded online. The speed of users' bandwidth determined the quality of video received. We eliminated buffering and drop-out and high speed internet connection enable HD quality concert viewing.

      • Silverlight player  provided the best possible viewing quality (users were able to install Silverlight onto their device via a user-friendly window).

      • Material was protected against piracy and access was restricted to fans in Poland using one of the best content encoding systems currently available on the market - Microsoft PlayReady DRM

  • Czwórka - Radio with vision

    Case study pokazzLive Channel

    Czwórka - Radio with vision

    Czwórka - Radio with vision

    Polish Radio Czwórka – together with Pokazz has taken online broadcasting direct from the studio into another dimension. Users can now watch HD-quality live video streaming from the Radio Czwórka studio, use the PVR feature and check the station schedule.

     

    The challenge:

    To guarantee a stable and effective solution for streaming TV.

    To provide smooth and high quality viewing.

    Deliver video to mobile devices.

    Prepare a desktop application so end-users can access the radio directly from their computers.

    Enable access to additional features – ie. integration with Facebook, PVR and schedule.


    The solution:

    pokazzLiveChannel
    • Pokazz prepared an efficient hardware solution which encodes the TV signal into a number of output formats. In practice this means delivering several video quality profiles via Smooth Streaming. The end-user  receives the highest video quality possible as determined by bandwidth .

    • By using Silverlight Pokazz was able to guarantee the best possible image quality. A specially designed desktop application was developed giving users fast access to live radio with just one click. The player has an additional PVR feature which enables  end-users to  rewind the show one hour back in time and return to the live programme at any given moment. It is also integrated with the radio schedule.

    • Smooth Streaming allows end-users to access content according to bandwidth, without drop-outs or buffering. A high speed  internet connection delivers HD-quality content.

    • Pokazz integrated the player with Facebook allowing end-users to watch a broadcast and view fan posts on Radio Czwórka's comments board at the same time.

  • PressPublica online TV

    Case study pokazzTV

    PressPublica online TV

    PressPublica online TV

    In response to a growing need for an up-to-date video content management system, PressPublica turned to Pokazz to create their online TV channel.

     

    The challenge:

    The organisation of the transfer of thousands of video films to Pokazz, our modern video management and publishing system.

    To prepare a set of well-developed video content management tools for editors.

    To maximise usability and efficiency for PressPublica online TV end-users.


    The solution:

    pokazzTV
    • Pokazz organised the transfer of thousands of films from PressPublica's library into the PokazzTV system. We provided a range of features to simplify the entire transfer process and everyday management of a large video library.

    • The player works on three platforms - Flash, Silverlight and HTML5. It adapts automatically to the end-user's bandwidth and technical specifications.Thanks to a three-screen strategy end-users can also access TV online via mobile devices.

    • Smooth Streaming guarantees optimal quality and enables users to watch video with buffering or interruption. High speed internet connection provides HD quality viewing.

    • In-depth statistics can be collated in various numerical configurations and reports as required.

    • The Cloud Computing Windows Azure platform guarantees full scalability and flexibility and allows for smooth, unlimited and secure TV development.

  • Poland's first online cinema Cineman

    Case study pokazzVOD

    Poland's first online cinema Cineman

    Cineman needed the latest video technology combined with the highest possible level of content security and turned to PokazzVOD. Ours specialists design usability and graphics to improve user experience.

    Pokazz organised sales, creating a clear, intuitive system based on the sale of packages and adapted to new business aims.

     

    The challenge:

    To deliver movies in HD.

    To guarantee a stable solution to encoding feature-length videos.

    To ensure smooth and high quality film viewing.

    To secure content against being copied.

    To organise sales and advertising within VOD.

     

    The solution:

    pokazzVod

    • PokazzEncoder is a stable and efficient tool enabling the encoding of several video formats in real-time using Smooth Streaming.

    • By using Smooth Streaming together with the Silverlight player Pokazz can guarantee end-users receive the video format best suited to their bandwidth and computer capabilities. This solution provides uninterrupted video delivery without drop outs or buffering. A high speed internet connection delivers HD-quality content.

    • Pokazz rearranged sales and designed a package solution and features to support the customer when buying a selected package.

    • We designed an advanced advertising manager. This tool permits editors to manage advertising options within one film, category or the whole video library from one single level.

    • Pokazz delivered and tailored one of the best security systems in the world - Microsoft Play Ready DRM -  to comply with the video licences in this service (licences granted for a set time).

  • The biggest stars live in HD

    Case study pokazzLive HD

    The biggest stars live in HD

    The biggest stars live in HD

    Following many years of cooperation and experience of broadcasting from the Coke Live Music Festival in 2009, Pokazz provided unique live streaming of the Heineken Open'er Festival in 2010.

     

    The challenge:

    To guarantee stable tools for encoding the signal source for live online broadcast.

    To organise an efficient Content Delivery Network.

    To guarantee smooth and high-quality concert viewing.

    To provide geo-specific access restrictions.

     

    The solution:

    pokazzLiveHD

    • Pokazz provided stable and efficient hardward solution, also used in the Vancouver Olympics 2010.

    • To deliver the best possible image quality Pokazz used Silverlight technology (we prepared a user-friendly installation window for fans to download the Silverlight plug-in).

    • Smooth Streaming guaranteed the highest possible quality and uninterrupted viewing. The video signal from the concert was encoded live in a number of quality formats and uploaded online. End-users could view the concert in the best possible video format profile determined by their bandwidth. We eliminated buffering and drop out. A high speed connection enabled HD-quality viewing.

    • Microsoft PlayReady DRM, with its wide scope for providing video content security was used. In response to requests from both artists and organisers access to the broadcast was restricted to fans in Poland.

  • Lech Poznań Online TV

    Case study pokazzTV

    Lech Poznań Online TV

    Lech Poznań Online TV

    Lech Poznań football club created an online TV channel enabling fans to view the latest updates and access archive materials for free. 

     

    The challenge:

    To provide a stable solution to encode video material

    To guarantee smooth and high quality viewing.

    To provide a user-friendly tool to manage a fast-growing video library.


    The solution:

    pokazzSport
    • Pokazz developed an easy to use administrative panel to upload and manage website content.

    • Pokazz designed one integrated tool to manage single video files, categories or the complete video library.

    • Thanks to Smooth Streaming end-users can view video in the format best suited to their bandwidth without drop outs or buffering. A high speed internet connection delivers HD-quality content.

    • To deliver the best possible image quality Pokazz used Silverlight technology (we prepared a user-friendly installation window for fans to download the Silverlight plug-in).

    • A coherent data reporting system provides information on user activity.