channels.Babeleye will provide management and distribution of programming information to two TV platforms: Zuku, a pan-African pay TV platform; and WatchAfrica, a premium subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service.
AfricaXP delivers a full catalogue of quality African content channels via a cloud-based content delivery platform, directly to broadcasters across the African Sub-Saharan region.
With the Babeleye solution, AfricaXP is able to feed ready-to-use rich metadata into their partners’ electronic programme guides (EPG) and eliminate the error-prone and time-consuming manual preparation of data. Babeleye is also able to provide customised and localised metadata relevant for the region, another important consideration for AfricaXP.
“Babeleye’s wide expertise in delivering rich metadata and adapting existing formats to different EPG technologies allows us to slash operational times and satisfy the requirements of our TV platform partners,” said Craig Kelly, CEO of AfricaXP.
“We wanted to work with a partner who has significant experience in the region, and the Babeleye platform also helps us provide better and more customised programming information for a broad range of content, improving the end user experience.”