The consultancy says it was initially approached by ITV in 2011 to update the existing product ‘into a more streamlined and usable experience, concentrating on content discovery, organisation and exposure.’
Ostmodern has built on its own work to deliver the latest version, which offers 30 day advertising funded free catch-up content, 30 day rental of single ad-free episodes from ITV’s archive from 49p, and access to 90-day rental of ad-free full series box sets, ‘at a discounted price’ according to the broadcaster.
Ostmodern says, ‘ITV briefed us to define the future strategy for ITV Player. They asked how they should offer video content across a plethora of devices including mobile, tablet, desktop, TV and games console environments.’
ITV online product director James Micklethwait says, ‘Our all new ITV Player is a huge step forward in offering our viewers not only an improved catch-up experience but also the chance to access a wider range of ITV’s rich mix of programming, on demand, for a competitive price.
‘We see this as offering our viewers a little bit extra for a little bit extra, and look forward to evolving and improving the new Player going forward.’