3 Screen Solutions (3SS), leading provider of software solutions for set-top boxes (STB) and multiscreen entertainment, announces that FreeCast Inc. has selected the 3READY Product Framework to transform the user experience (UX) of its aggregated OTT multiscreen service. This deployment further expands 3SS’ growing footprint in the Americas.
Privately-owned FreeCast provides its customers with an all-OTT aggregated consumer platform called SelectTV, a disruptive offering aimed at the American market which promises “less time searching, more time watching”. Acting as a virtual operator, FreeCast brings together multiple streaming services, including Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ and others. Key user benefits are a unified UI/UX across multiple devices, one account with unified subscription management and a single monthly bill.
FreeCast has appointed 3SS to deploy award-winning 3READY as the foundation for a new, next-gen UX unified across platforms and devices. 3READY will be integrated first to power streaming boxes and connected TV sets, followed by deployments for a wide range of popular consumer devices, ensuring that regardless of preferred viewing device, FreeCast’s customers will get the best service experience.
SelectTV is available on a wide range of OTT devices including Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, Android TV, iOS and Android mobile devices, Samsung Tizen, LG webOS connected TVs and via the web. 3SS will co-define and co-design together with FreeCast based on 3READY Design & Experience System and deliver the unified UX to cover all these devices.
Commented FreeCast CEO William Mobley: “We are excited to be working with 3SS, a widely acknowledged leader in advanced UX on a multitude of devices. We are confident that our subscribers, both existing and new, will be captivated by what is on track to be a world-class viewing experience.”
“We are very proud to be entrusted by FreeCast to deliver its next-gen UX, which aligns with our vision about the future of entertainment to create value by centralizing access to all content in one place,” said Kai-Christian Borchers, 3SS Managing Director.
About FreeCast Inc.
FreeCast is the cable-free TV platform delivering a next-generation television experience via the web through its SmartGuide technology. The company’s SelectTV service aggregates all streaming media entertainment, including both free and paid content, as well as linear and on-demand video, making content from a variety of providers available through a single portal and on all devices. SelectTV is sold online, also through nationwide retailers as the centerpiece of a Streaming TV Kit for the growing masses of cord-cutting consumers, and through commercial partners in the MDU, telecom, and hospitality industries. Visit http://freecast.com and http://selecttv.com for more information.
About 3 Screen Solutions (3SS)
Since 2009, 3SS has been delivering world-class software solutions to service providers and technology innovators to bring video to any screen. 3SS is an acknowledged leader in system integration, app development, UI/UX design innovation and solution architecture. 3SS designs and engineers bespoke front end and back end platforms for major operators and broadcasters worldwide to make customer experiences easier and more personal. 3SS’ customers include major satellite, cable, IPTV, OTT and mobile TV operators, including Swisscom, Com Hem (Tele2), Allente, Proximus, TCC Uruguay, Altibox, ORS (simpliTV), Yes (STINGTV), Vodafone Kabel Deutschland, Stofa, Liberty Global (UPC, Unitymedia), SES, Eutelsat, and O2/Telefonica. Broadcast customers include ProSiebenSat.1, Joyn (ProSiebenSat.1/Discovery), SUPER RTL (TOGGO), n-tv, Blockbuster and Viacom, among others. 3ss.tv, 3ready.tv
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