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Core Data Model Launches on tvOS
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Core Data Model updates have launched on the PBS Video App for tvOS (4th-gen Apple TVs and newer), leveraging the improved metadata structure and UX improvements.


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




  • 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.

The Core Data Model updates have previously launched on iOS, legacy Apple TV, and Roku, and are coming to Android platforms soon.