Arktan SocialDVR

Arktan SocialDVR extends the capabilities of traditional DVR by integrating the real-time social web and onsite conversation of the live programming for viewers of on-demand videos of the programs.

While Arktan SocialStreams powers the real-time social conversation, Arktan SocialDVR allows viewers watching the TV shows on-demand to experience time-delayed social engagement, interaction, and participation in the social conversation that took place during the live programming of the shows.

Arktan SocialDVR’s innovative time-syncing feature allows viewers watching videos on-demand to see all the social and onsite comments played back to them, just as they occurred during the original live programming of the shows. Viewers can now experience shows together with friends, even if they are not watching them at the same time.

The time-syncing feature supports social DVR capabilities for live and on-demand videos of TV shows and video programming playbacks across all platforms, including mobile.

Univision’s UVideos, for example, is using Arktan SocialDVR. Arktan SocialDVR’s time-syncing feature supports UVideos’ social DVR capability for live and on-demand video playbacks of Uvision’s many shows, meeting the scale demands of thousands of new UVideos every week.

Main Features

  1. Record Social Conversation

    Arktan SocialStreams’ robust dashboard and APIs allow you to capture and curate real-time social web content and conversation from multiple social platforms for viewers to interact with for the duration of live programming of your shows.

  2. Time-Synced Social Comments

    Viewers’ comments posted on your sites, apps, and social web during live programming are time-synced with on-demand videos. When viewers watch videos on-demand, time-synced comments and gestures are played back along with the videos, allowing viewers to experience time-delayed interaction with shows.

  3. Playback Social Conversation

    Viewers watching on-demand videos of shows can see all the social web and onsite conversation played back to them, just as it occurred during the original live programming of the shows.

  4. Support for Video Controls

    Social conversation playback is integrated with video controls allowing viewers to easily select and view any sections of on-demand videos along with the corresponding onsite and social web conversation.

  5. Comprehensive APIs and Mobile Support

    Arktan SocialDVR’s comprehensive APIs include DVR initialization, conversation retrieval, and time-synced submission. The APIs enable integration with web, mobile, smart TV, and all popular video players.