Core Data Model Launches on Android and Amazon
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Core Data Model updates have launched on the PBS Video App for Android and Android TV (version 3.0.4) to 100% of users, leveraging the improved metadata structure and UX improvements. CDM updates have also launched on Amazon (version 3.0.3). Most Fire TV users should see an automatic update by Friday September 21, and the updates to Amazon mobile users are rolling out incrementally.


What’s new from an end-user perspective?

  • Browse though episodes faster with shows organized by seasons

  • Explore new themed collections within your favorite shows

  • Watch a preview for the next episode before you dive in


What’s new from a station perspective?

  • For stations that have organized their videos in Media Manager by season and episode, you’ll now see that distinction throughout the app. This improved metadata is reflected in a new video pattern.


  • CollectionsSpecials and Extras will display in the appropriate categories.

  • A list of shows “You Might Also Like” (based on genre) will display on show and video pages.

  • The first promoted list on the Home screen is a new list called “Spotlight.” The first three spots are videos from national programs, and the fourth spot pulls in the first video that appears in the “Station Video Portal Carousel” section in Curate.


  • Local station shows are featured on the Home screen and are curatable with the “Station Shows List” feature in Curate.


  • At the top of each show page, the carousel now pulls in full-length videos from the “ Show Carousel” feature in Curate.


  • Overall, the Home screen includes an expanded amount of content for users to browse through. The order of these lists will be synced up across every app platform.


As this is version 1 of the CDM rollout in the PBS Video apps, we’re looking forward to hearing from any station that has input on features and functionality of either the front-end experience or the back-end admin.

Please keep an eye out for opportunities to provide feedback on future builds, as well as upcoming webinars for Media Manager and Curate.