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