Arktan SocialDVR extends the capabilities of traditional DVR by integrating real-time social web and on-site conversation during live programming for viewers of on-demand videos of the programs.
While Arktan SocialStreams powers the real-time social conversation, Arktan SocialDVR allows on-demand viewers to experience time-delayed social engagement and interaction, and to participate in the social conversation that took place during live programming.
Arktan SocialDVR’s innovative time-syncing feature allows viewers watching videos of shows after their live programming to see all the social and on-site comments played back to them, 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 is an example of a site 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.
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.
Time-Sync 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.
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.
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.
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.