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Welcome to Sequence

June 30th, 2009

It’s a big week for BeBanjo. We are formally launching Sequence, our solution to manage your media operations more efficiently.

We’ve been working on this for quite a while now. Sequence was built in very close collaboration with our friends at Telefonica Servicios Audiovisuales, one of the main facilities companies in Spain. They’re using Sequence to manage their Imagenio IPTV service that goes out to more then 600.000 customers.

More recently we’ve brought BSkyB on board. They’re using Sequence to manage a variety of multi-platform TV services around the Sky Player platform.

All of this has culminated today in a couple of announcements:

  • First that we’re formally launching Sequence
  • Second that Sky is announcing that it’s chosen Sequence to help manage the workflow of its Sky Player platform

We’ve also launched a brand new bebanjo.com website that contains a lot of information to help prospective clients to evaluate Sequence:

  • A three minute “What’s Sequence” video produced by Riot Cinema Collective.
  • A five minute walkthrough of Sequence
  • An FAQ
  • Pricing information

Over the next few days we’ll be inviting 100 companies from all over the world to take Sequence for a spin. Hopefully they’ll like it. We’ll keep you updated on that.

All of this will be communicated through a press campaign over the coming days/weeks.

Behind the scenes, we’ll continue to work hard on other exciting features and products. We’ll keep you in the loop right here on the blog and on bebanjo.com

Have a nice summer.

Originally published by Bastian Manintveld.

Filed under Business

New feature: Editing multiple tags for multiple titles

April 7th, 2009

Our workflow application features a very flexible tagging system; this enables our customers to have a completely open way of describing the programmes and titles they add to their content schedules, and makes it easy to then filter or find titles of a particular kind.

At the beginning, we just saw tagging as a way of filtering the content; we understood that although two titles might have the same release date or availablity window, some titles are more urgent than others. An example would be with ‘new releases’ versus ‘archive content’; the former are always more expensive to acquire rights for and have higher opportunities of revenue on a VOD service than the latter, so as a video service operator you want to make sure you get the ‘new releases’ out of the way first and then focus on the rest of the content. Our tagging system makes it really easy to focus on the important things first.

However, as time goes by, we see tagging used more creatively and for things we didn’t anticipate, like for instance, using tags to mark the titles that require certain advertising clips or others. We love it when this happens; although we might address the advertising problems specifically in the future, it turns out our tagging system provides the flexibility that customer needs right now.

There was a problem with this, however. Until now, although was easy to add tags on a title per title basis, it was a LOT of work if you needed to change tags for multiple titles at once. You needed to go one by one, replacing the tags for each title, which was very inefficient.

To solve this problem, we have introduced a new tag editing feature, which makes updating tags for multipe programmes a breeze. We think this will make the tagging system even more powerful. Check it out in the video below (3 mins long).

We hope you like it!


Originally published by Jorge Gómez.

Filed under Programming