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Channel 5 delivers on-demand services that punch well above their weight. From connected TVs to game consoles, My5 is now available on an array of connected devices and BeBanjo is part of their story.

About Channel 5

Channel 5 broadcasts to over 40 million viewers in the UK every month, featuring flagship programmes such as The Mentalist, Big Brother, CSI and The Gadget Show.

Channel 5 manages non-linear services that include both catch-up (i.e. "replay") and archive content, currently distributed to 20 different platforms including cable operators (e.g. Virgin Media), IPTV operators (e.g. BT TV), the web (channel5.com), mobile devices (e.g. iOS), games console (e.g. PS4, Xbox One), connected TVs (e.g. Samsung Smart TV).

Channel 5 is also a shareholder in YouView, a major OTT platform in the UK, also backed by the BBC, BT and other broadcasters and ISPs.

Channel 5's website

The website is just one of many ways to view Channel 5's content

Channel 5 and BeBanjo

Channel 5 has been working with BeBanjo since 2009 and now extensively uses BeBanjo's full product set – Movida, Sequence and Metadata. BeBanjo tools help Channel 5's small team run an efficient and high-quality VOD operation, delivering complex services, with high content volumes on multiple platforms.

Movida enables collaboration between the scheduling and rights teams, Sequence is used for workflow coordination and Metadata for publication.

Channel 5's workflow

Catch-up publication with Movida

With BeBanjo Movida, Channel 5 manages non-linear rights, metadata and schedules for 20 live and several developing VOD platforms. Channel 5's core VOD offering is television catch-up, following the linear schedule of Channel 5, 5STAR, 5USA and Spike.

Movida integrates with Channel 5's linear scheduling system provided by MediaGeniX and efficiently produces multi-platform schedules, by defining catch-up rules in Movida, e.g. "All episodes of the Mentalist to be made available for 7-day catch-up on iOS service".

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Catch-up scheduling rule in Movida

Setting up a catch-up scheduling rule in Movida

Workflow coordination in Sequence

With BeBanjo Sequence (integrated with Movida) Channel 5 tracks the operational workflows underpinning their VOD services: delivery of materials from the licensors, progress with ingest, transcoding and QC, preparation of editorial metadata and images, and delivery to the end-platforms.

Sequence is used by teams in multiple locations, both within Channel 5 and its external suppliers. It allows the coordination and prioritisation of the work, the escalation of problems, and ensures that each title ends up on the right screen at the right time.

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Workflow templates in Sequence

Workflow templates make it easy to create new tasks for jobs

Metadata publication to YouView

With BeBanjo Metadata (also integrated with Movida) Channel 5 publishes VOD schedules and metadata for My5 on YouView.

Publication to YouView is a complex process, requiring multiple asynchronous transactions of metadata to the appropriate YouView format. BeBanjo Metadata handles these complexities, so that Channel 5 users can publish at the push of a button.


YouView provides access to Digital Terrestrial Television and on-demand TV (catch-up) in the United Kingdom

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“In a complicated rights landscape, where around 1,000 VOD assets are delivered every week, the availability of robust and dynamic tools to facilitate operations is crucial; Movida, Sequence and Metadata more than step-up to the mark.”

Asha Wolstenholme, VOD Operations Manager at Channel 5

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