Custom Video on Demand Service Development
Softjourn

Custom Video on Demand Service

Offer the VOD experience your customers want, on the device they want, powered by Softjourn

In Demand VOD Services, On Demand

After a decade of developing solutions for some of the most popular shows and services, we can build platforms and mobile apps, help you select from pre-existing services, or integrate your VOD with third parties. Give clients the experience they want, in the channel they want with the right video distribution model, offer popular functionalities, and effectively monetize your content.

TV viewers are flocking to VOD; let us assure that your service — whether delivered through a smart TV, desktop, or mobile app — can withstand the consumer appetite created by current events. We can save you development time and costs by putting your service in the cloud, employing speed and accuracy. 

We've been a trusted partner to host many major U.S. television series, live events and VOD programs including The Daily Show, MTV, Nickelodeon, Big Brother, Jersey Shore, EPiX and more. By joining our list of clients, you gain our technical expertise, domain knowledge, and fresh perspective to give your idea life.  

 

 

Add These Popular VOD Features

Offline Downloads
Offline Downloads
Whether during a long flight, work commute, or just to save on data, let users watch their favorite content on their schedule. After building offline capabilities into mobile apps for years, we know the ins and outs of enabling media downloads to preferred devices.
User Profiles
User Profiles
Let your users create profiles for accounts shared with family. We build the capability to track individual viewing habits, curate watch lists, and get the recommendations they want into this feature. You can pair these with analytics for greater audience insights.
Parental Controls
Parental Controls
Further enhance your users’ experience by giving parents control of what their kids watch with a kid’s profile. We can add functionality that not only limits available content to media that’s kid-friendly, but also recommend shows specifically developed for children.
Social Media Integration
Social Media Integration
We have extensive experience with integration. Connecting your service with social media creates streamlined enrollment, allowing viewers to easily register. It also lets users share exciting finds — potentially increasing your audience.
Simultaneous Streams
Simultaneous Streams
We can build concurrent streaming functionality into your service, which supports viewing on multiple devices. Parents can watch their movie in the living room while kids catch up on their latest shows in their bedrooms, all at the same time.
Relevant Recommendations
Relevant Recommendations
When viewers find more of what they like, they have more reason to stick with your service. We have the know-how to create a recommendation algorithm based on one of several methods — content-based, collaborative, or machine learning — to suggest related shows.

Take Advantage of these VOD Benefits

Reach Unlimited Customers
Reach Unlimited Customers
It’s in the name — video content is available by demand, and thus always accessible. This means anyone anywhere (so long as your service isn’t geo-locked) can watch your content. With our web and mobile development, you can connect with a variety of users, who can in turn watch videos on their schedule and as often as they like depending on your monetization model.
Build a Community
Build a Community
Create a loyal audience by building a community they love. With either curated existing media or original content, choose a topic or industry that you’re passionate about and invite others to join. We can implement feedback methods that help you tweak your service and better serve your audience. This increases engagement and, over time, profitability.
Go Viral with Integration
Go Viral with Integration
Streamline the sensation with quality content curation, and then publish to greater effect by integrating with social media and third-party services. With our integration expertise, we can quickly connect your service with Facebook, Twitter, Google, Apple, and more to easily allow users to share and thus advertise your content to friends and family.
Publish on Multiple Devices
Publish on Multiple Devices
VOD content is accessible from anywhere — including televisions, desktops, or mobile devices. By using our web and mobile development skills, you gain a wider reach by meeting customers through their preferred channel. Our design skill allows us to optimize the user experience to meet customer demand, and grow your audience — and revenue.

Get Advice on Monetization Strategies

AVOD: Ad-based Video on Demand
AVOD: Ad-based Video on Demand
AVOD is free to consumers and supported by advertisement. In this monetization model, production and hosting costs are offset by ad revenue. An example of AVOD is YouTube.
TVOD: Transactional Video on Demand
TVOD: Transactional Video on Demand
TVOD allows users to purchase videos on a pay-per-view basis. Rather than gaining access to an entire catalog, users are charged per video or video package. Examples of TVOD are iTunes and Google Play.
SVOD: Subscription Video on Demand
SVOD: Subscription Video on Demand
SVOD allows users access to an entire library of videos for a recurring fee, which can be charged on the basis you choose. After users have paid the fee, they can watch as many videos as they want on any device with access. Examples of SVOD are Netflix and Hulu.
Hybrid
Hybrid
A hybrid monetization model combines two or more of the above to create a tiered structure of consumer options that range from ad-supported to a paid subscription. An example of a hybrid model is Amazon Video.

Some of Our VOD Specialties

Microservices Architecture
Microservices Architecture
Save money and improve your service’s flexibility by employing a microservices architecture — we help you gain faster software development at lower risk, all in the cloud.
User-friendly Mobile App
User-friendly Mobile App
Mobile app design is one of our first loves; this means we bring our passion in and knowledge of mobile design to every client project. You reap the results!
Optimized UX
Optimized UX
Your users will enjoy a great experience because of the care we put into the design process, which leads to streamlined development and ends in a client-approved product.
DevOps Support
DevOps Support
With our 24/7 support for cloud-based solutions, you ensure excellent quality and the sustained availability of your service.

Why Choose Softjourn?

Here are some of the reasons our clients work with us:
Here are some of the reasons our clients work with us:
  • We Are Subject Matter Experts. We leverage our experience as domain experts to evaluate, identify, and deploy custom solutions. We design and develop services for live events, live video, and video on demand for those in the media industry to help our clients capture additional market segments, fan engagement, and more. From enhancing existing technology to applying new functionality, we find creative solutions to our clients’ toughest challenges.
  • We’re Always Thinking Ahead. To compete, our clients continually need to provide new and better services. Since we have our own R&D Centers, Softjourn is uniquely positioned to help. We’re constantly looking for relevant ways to apply new technology that brings our clients’ growing needs to life.
  • We Constantly Communicate.We are proactively collaborative. It’s why a common compliment we hear is how we make sure our clients are actively involved and constantly updated at every stage of a project. We become a trusted partner in helping clients thrive, developing tailored solutions and services that deliver measurable results, no matter the industry.
Typical challenges we solve for our clients:
Typical challenges we solve for our clients:
  • Upgrade frontend or backend features to ensure your VOD service can handle the demand social distancing has created.
  • Enhance existing systems and applications or build new ones from scratch.
  • Want modern technology or upgrades, but don’t have time or bandwidth to handle.
  • Meet clients’ “cool factor” expectations.
  • Collaborate with a tech partner who can hit the ground running due to an understanding of the VOD industry.

Some of Softjourn's Media Clients

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What We Offer

Whether upgrading an existing code or creating a new one, the most important expertise we offer is a proven approach to mitigating risk and containing costs.
Often clients don’t know what product they need, but do know the results they want. Our job is to help define the product and develop optimal solutions to get those results.
To compete, our clients continually need to provide new and better services. We have our own R&D Centers – started in 2008 – which uniquely positions us to do just that.
Our developers and illustrators are experts at UI and UX design. They will work with you to understand your needs in going from idea to prototype to deployment faster and at less cost.
Software development has grown exponentially in recent decades. Softjourn is the solution to help you define and develop forward-thinking technology that gets real-world results.
Our core belief is that analyzing and testing is critical because the essential role of software is so important. In the process, our Quality Assurance team helps you create superior products.
Since day one, we’ve been providing application support and maintenance services to each customer on every project. It’s why we’re a proven, trusted partner and reliable asset.

Partnership & Recognition

Inc 5000
Intix
Microsoft Gold Partner
Monax
Top 100
Xamarin

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