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SlipStream and IP Vision at IPTV World Forum

23 March 2010

SlipStream has been commissioned by IP Vision (UK) to develop a new and unified User Interface for their FetchTV integrated DTT and IPTV service. SlipStream ( specialises in the development of integrated broadcast, IPTV and social media services, creating user experiences that work seamlessly across set-top boxes, consoles, computers and mobile devices.

The new client system will be demonstrated at IPTV World Forum on IP Vision's Netgem-sourced HD hybrid Freeview+ set-top box, on stand 11. Martin Harris, Chief Operating Officer of Slipstream said:

“IP Vision gave us an exacting brief to design a user interface that would give the viewer the ability to browse the available content provided by FetchTV with the minimal interruption to their current viewing stream.”

Jonathan Marshall, SlipStream's CTO, further described the solution:

"The 'cross-hair' interface we've developed for IP Vision is not only unique in today's STB marketplace but also incredibly simple. The presentation and control of service information and navigation is smoothly animated, making the user experience seamless, intuitive and scaleable."

SlipStream was formed in 2009 by leading figures from the broadcast, social media and mobile sectors to bring to market products and associated professional services based on the SlipStream Social Media development platform. SlipStream allows broadcasters, platform operators, IPTV & VoD providers and STB manufacturers to socially enable their schedules and to provide completely unified experiences to their customers across multiple devices.

SlipStream at IBC 2009

9 September 2009

SlipStream is on show at IBC 2009: We will be hosting live demonstrations of our Social Media platform between Friday 11 September and Tuesday 15 September inclusive on the Strategy & Technology stand (1.A21) and, in association with FetchTV, on the Netgem stand (IP521). If you want to arrange a meeting or demonstration, please either , Skype (slipstream_tv) or Twitter (@slipstream_tv), or call Jonathan Marshall on +44 (0) 7801 701101.

Social Media Guide Breaks Cover

18 February 2009

Following directly on the heels of the handover was the first 'public' semi-outing of the BBC Social Media Guide, in the Guardian's Media section and on the BBC Internet Blog. Unfortunately, and despite being, "extremely sexy", it's being kept as a closed Beta within the BBC, for the moment at least.

BBC Social Media Guide

18 February 2009

Today, SlipStream delivered the Social Media Guide to BBC RAD. Based on the SlipStream server architecture with custom clients for Set-Top Boxes, web and mobile devices, the Social Media Guide is both a content aggregator for broadcast content, watch-again services and online content such as YouTube and a social recommendation engine for that content. Users of the service can rate and recommend a programme to the world at large or to their friends in particular and the system itself makes sophisticated recommendations to users based on the well known, "if you liked x, then you might like y" approach. SlipStream is designed to be an open metadata integrator and a key part of this project was the two-way interoperability of the SlipStream recommendation stream with that of the URIPlay "media DNS" service.

PoGo Delivered to BBC

21 October 2008

SlipStream today handed over the PoGo (Programmes to Go) system to BBC RAD. PoGo is a service built atop the SlipStream architecture and provides an integrated cross-platform (TV, Web & Mobile) Electronic Programme Guide, remote recording management and personal content manager. PoGo is being used by the BBC to inform and inspire both technology development and strategy for integrated media.

SlipStream at IBC 2008

8 September 2008

The revolutionary architecture and technology behind SlipStream will be on show as a poster session at IBC outside the Forum at Amsterdam's RAI centre. SlipStream will be presented by Jonathan Marshall on 12 and 13 September. For further information please email us.

SlipStream Winner at BBC Innovation Labs

14 March 2008

For a collaboration that is mere days old, SlipStream are very pleased in announcing that our architecture has been commissioned by the RAD department of BBC R&D to form the basis of several demonstration services in social media and metadata integration, with delivery scheduled in phases through 2008.

Announcing SlipStream

10 March 2008

Two leading broadcast and online innovators and strategists have joined forces: Jonathan Marshall and Richard Harris have formed SlipStream to create a platform for the integration and sharing of experiences that unify broadcast TV, online content and social networks.

Jonathan was developer of the first interactive TV services at the BBC and Richard was formerly CTO of The Digital Village, where he was responsible for products such as the Cody award-winning Starship Titanic and - the "real" Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, whose technology now forms the core of the BBC's online interactive services.They are joined by Jon Jardine, a designer and computer scientist with twenty years experience in designing interactive services, to create SlipStream.

SlipStream's vision is the total and casual convergence of content, identity and social interaction across any device and service. SlipStream will support the integration, tagging and sharing and unified delivery of broadcast TV, watch-again and IPTV services, shared online content and personal content. SlipStream has already been chosen as a finalist at the 2008 BBC Innovation Labs in Scotland, collaborating and competing with other finalists for commissions from different parts of the BBC.

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