Everytime a new partner is onboarded to our platform they have to go through the same steps to create their streaming service. Helping them through the process gives us insights in how we can improve our product in this case the Magine Pro Console.

Setting up a streaming service is a big task and there are many decisions a partner needs to take. So we have decided that we will make it easier to get the service started so that our partners can postpone some of the detail questions to later and instead just get a feeling of how the product works.

Template view for the start page

The start page is the first page a visitor sees of a streaming service. It is the place where our partners present the best parts of their content. In the latest update of the Magine Console we have added a template view that automatically adds the most common collections. It includes the essentials of a start page like Hero content, Most popular, Continue watching, Customers watchlist and most common genre collections (drama, action, comedy, etc.). With this predefined collections our partners can set up the start page in 5 minutes. The page and the collections are still adjustable afterwards allowing fine tuning later on.

If you want to know how the creation is done in detail please go here.

Adding genre labels

If you have collections based on genre you can automatically populate them when you create new metadata assets. When you add a genre to an asset the system will now automatically create a label for that genre. Here is an example: If you add the genre comedy to a metadata asset it will automatically get the label genre_comedy.

If you then add the label genre_comedy to a collection based on labels all metadata assets with the label genre_comedy will be added to the collection.

That should save you plenty of time when creating collections.

Improvements for offer management

The user section in offer management is getting improvements in this update as well. When clicking on a specific user the offer tab will show you now the start and the end date of an offer in a clearer way. We will also display how much the customer has to pay in the following billing period. This will help you to understand if a customer has cancelled, when an offer will end for this specific customer and how much the customer will pay after a promo code was applied to an account.