Friday, 5 April 2013


TV Everywhere has announced that its VidZapper enterprise video platform now features a drag and drop video player builder enabling users to build sophisticated video players with no coding skills in just minutes.

The system generates HTML5 and Flash and dynamic video players and support features that include:

·         ·         Scalable and configurable player layout with brand, image or colour backgrounds
·         ·         Components including social sharing, video titles, playlists and schedules
·        ·         Powerful video search function
·        ·         Customisable controls
·         ·         Hotspots and hotlinks
·         ·         Scriptable components
·         ·         Cut and paste integration with Twitter, Facebook, Disqus, Polldaddy, Ebay, Amazon and thousands of other online apps
·         ·         Customisable HTML5 and JavaScript containers

The generated players work across all common platforms including PC, Mac, iOS and Android and on most web browsers, including IE7 which is still common in many workplaces.

Examples of videos created using VZ Player Builder can be found here.

“The management of online video has come a long way in a few years,” comment TV Everywhere CEO Iolo Jones. “But most of the systems are still very complex to use and do not offer a great deal of flexibility. YouTube, for example, is great if you want their branding all over your website.

“What we’re done is launch a complex application that is very easy to use and should appeal to developers and non-developers alike. We believe that it will be particularly useful for companies who do not want to want to have YouTube or third party branding on their websites or mobile apps.”

The Player Builder requires a VidZapper account that can be requested from

The Player Builder user interface - image may be copied and reproduced

 The resulting player - image may be copied and reproduced

Friday, 1 March 2013


The Abu Dhabi triathlon, featuring TEAM GB's gold medal winning Olympic triathlete and back-to-back European Triathlon Union champion, Alistair Brownlee will be streamed live by TV Everywhere partners 1080Media on 2nd March 2013.

Utilising TVE company VidStorer's transcoding system and global network, the event will be made available on mobile, tablet and desktop devices as well as any browser enabled TV.

The system provides both XML and M3U8 manifest files via the VidZapper video management platform, so adaptable bitrate feeds are available in real time to all viewers.

Friday, 1 February 2013


TV Everywhere has announced a tie up with nearline storage experts Object Matrix to deliver scalable ‘local cloud’ media management solutions.

 The partnership sees TV Everywhere’s Mstorer media asset management system integrated with Object Matrix’ MatrixStore media storage system to enable a ‘local cloud’ solution for customers who wish to keep some or all of their assets in-house on the corporate network.

 “We’re clearly moving to a world where keeping assets in the cloud is becoming more and more acceptable,” comments TV Everywhere CEO, Iolo Jones. “But for very large files being used in the asset production process, it still makes much more sense to keep these local until the production is complete. This is where Object Matrix comes in. They have proven, highly scalable storage solutions that can cope with the massive growth brought about by ‘Big Data’.”

 TVE Everywhere’s Mstorer is a cloud based social media management system used by client such as government departments, law firms and production companies. It was used by the Mayor of London’s office to manage all the video and images for the cultural events surrounding London 2012.

 Nick Pearce, co-founder of Object Matrix said, “We have been looking for the opportunity to work with Iolo and the team for quite some time and the integration with the TV Everywhere Mstorer platform enables us to do just that.  There is strong demand for cloud based asset management solutions that can provide a mix of both cloud based and locally available content. Mstorer is designed to provide that flexibility.”

MatrixStore is a highly secure disk-based nearline storage platform designed to protect digital assets in an automated, repeatable and regulated manner. It is a safe place to protect assets currently being worked on and a secure storage platform for all assets that need to be re-used, re-purposed, distributed or monetized.

About TV Everywhere
TV Everywhere is a company focused on inventing the future of television.The company establishes, invests in and develops companies which will support the next generation of media and television technology companies and deliver world leading technologies to clients ranging from small producers through broadcasters to some of the world’s largest corporation. Their Mstorer platform is a simple to use, elegant and powerful media asset management system that can handle images and documents as well as video assets. It comes with integrated, configurable encoders for images and videos and provides options for local cloud storage using Matrix Store, hybrid cloud and full cloud storage options. The platform was used for handling tens of thousands of assets for London 2012 and provides for simple distribution to platforms such as mobile, Smart TV, Facebook, YouTube and iTunes. It is integrated with OVP VidZapper and rights management platform, Rights Tracker.

About Object Matrix
Established in 2003, Object Matrix is a software company based in Caerphilly (Wales, UK). Its acclaimed product MatrixStore has been used in production since 2006 by broadcast, graphics, post-production, studios and creative agency customers. Object Matrix is comprised of a team of storage industry experts with a shared vision for high levels of data security combined with intuitive user interfaces. In addition to providing solutions and product integrations for the storage, search and retrieval of media assets, Object Matrix also provides consultancy, training, systems integration, and ongoing support services.