Ooyala’s Flex Media Platform unifies media operations for KCP

Packed with metadata management and automation capabilities, Ooyala’s new media platform allows KCP operators to improve the overall efficiency of its business

Korea Content Platform (KCP), a US entertainment company offering South Korean media content, has selected the Ooyala Flex Media Platform to unify and manage content and metadata, and automate the processing and publishing of content according to their business rules.

KCP is a joint venture between three South Korean broadcasters — Korean Broadcasting System (KBS), Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) and Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS) — and offers K-Drama Korean Content Wave (KOCOWA) content to fans worldwide. Following the launch of their subscription video-on-demand (SVoD) service last year, KCP is required to manage a high volume of metadata and assets from different partners, and needed a solution to enhance its workflow efficiency.

Park Kun Hee, CEO of KCP, explained: “One of our key requirements is the support for the media workflows for B2B and the workflows for B2C, together with multiple-language environments. The Ooyala Flex Media Platform has open APIs that allow us to build our own user interface, and develop the workflow integrations against KCP’s complicated business scenarios to other systems.”

The installation of Flex Media Platform will allow KCP to have a “single source of truth” for their media operations, eliminate errors from manual processes, and increase the overall efficiency of their business, said Ooyala. With the Ooyala Flex Media Platform deployed on cloud, KCP is able to collect assets, information and different types of metadata from their partners, and automate workflows to process and manage them from publishing.

The Flex Media Platform is an open and extensible content production and delivery platform that is designed to simplify and streamline the process of managing, curating, orchestrating, publishing, analysing and monetising video content.

Steve Davis, vice-president and general manager of Asia-Pacific and Japan, Ooyala, concluded: “KCP is a modern entertainment company facing workflow challenges as they deal with more and more content, formats and devices. We’re excited to be powering their media operations and supporting them to be successful in their business.”

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