as current TV experiences lack
modern engagement standards
WE ARE A FULL SERVICE
TV APP COMPANY:
connecting brands with consumers
building the home app experience
for smart TV, mobile & beyond
OUR USER EXPERIENCE LAB BELIEVES IN:
sexy and transparent interfaces that work
creating TV app experiences that last
WE WILL DEMONSTRATE NEXT GEN TV APPS
AT THE MEDIA PARC YEAR CONGRESS 2014 IN HOLLAND
providing thought leadership on the business
and tech strategies that will safeguard and grow TV services
plan a meeting now
NPO Uitzending Gemist
The best-known Smart TV app we developed is ‘Uitzending Gemist’ (‘Catch up TV’). This catch up portal of the Dutch Public Broadcaster NPO is the leading Smart TV app in the Netherlands, both in terms of daily views and available video content.
DELTA HbbTV portal of Zeeland
HbbTV Portal of Zeeland
Together with DELTA we developed interactive TV DELTA. This “Portaal van Zeeland” is a new kind of interactive TV channel with strong typical Zeeland content. Examples of famous apps are Trugkieke or Watching Zeeland Football.
ERFGOED TV Archief Eemland
With Erfgoed TV you can zap through the photo collection of Archives Eemland on your TV. Erfgoed TV is connected to your zip code and thereby shows how the history of your neighborhood looks. It is the newest way to bring heritage a live in the homes.
ANGA Live TV streaming
Live TV streaming
This showcase app has been presented at the Anga event 2014. Together with our partner Divitel we made this app, that includes several live video streams (HLS), between which the user can switch. The app gives the experience of a “live TV channel” app.
ART TV Special Project
With ArtTV we change the big screen into a painting. In this way we bring the art experience from the museum into the living room. The ArtTV app is connected with databases of huge popular musea, like The Dutch Rijksmuseum.
The existing Smart TV App market is fragmented into a half dozen immature platforms. Most of these platforms do not allow for convenient development of TV apps. We expect a further wave of technology developments, mostly driven by the companies that started the mobile app revolution. It is increasingly challenging to keep up with all these developments.
WHAT’S THE TV APPBOX?
In the past few years, we gained extensive experience in developing Smart TV apps, bundling these in the framework we refer to as the TV AppBox. The TV AppBox enables us to accelerate development and lower cost of maintenance. Providing full service TV apps that fulfill the multi-platform requirements, including HBB TV.
OUR UX DESIGN LAB
We’re on a mission to make sexy and transparent interfaces that work and creating TV app experiences that last. Connecting brands with consumers.
We know that true innovation requires more than sketching a clever TV app; it requires deep insight, close collaboration, technical expertise and coordinated execution.
We know that breakthrough TV user experience begins with a deep understanding of people. We design successful TV app experiences focusing on human goals, that positively impact people’s daily lives.
We work with you to shape a TV app vision, and help you express that vision with killer TV app demos. When you’re ready to make it real, we work out the details and guide implementation with our TV App Box.
At People’s Playground we are passionate about bringing transformative App TV designs and ideas to the marketplace. Our Design Lab includes a combination of creative designers, UX designers, visual designers, technical designers, app developers, device and system integration specialists, testers and maintenance specialist.
WHO WE ARE?
We are People’s Playground, a full service TV App company. We are connecting brands with consumers, by building the home app experience for Smart TV, mobile and beyond.
We are a pleasant, innovative, energetic club of creative and technical people with a typical open minded Amsterdam character, continually aiming for positive transformation of consumer television experience.
We believe that the most creative and innovative ideas arise at the playground. Just like children, we are most creative when given room to play. We have a strong drive to create great, valuable things for the world around us.
Happiness, respect, ambition, transparency, innovation and adventure are key to our team.
The Smart TV app revolution is inevitable. People spend a lot of time in front of the TV. However the current TV experiences lack modern engagement standards. People are used to have great user experience with their mobile devices and tablets, what sets the standard. Logical improvements in the TV user experience will be quickly embraced, connecting brands and branded content with consumers.
Further, we believe in the connected home app experience. We perceive the TV app experience as the starting point for a much broader home app ecosystem. Short term we will see that apps will be placed in mobile and tablet TV companion devices, longer term we will see that apps will be placed as well in the bathroom mirror or the fridge door.
Next SmartTV team member?
We are always looking for new talent that will
compliment the team at People’s Playground.
Located in the city centre of Amsterdam,
we are a highly motivated and loyal
SmartTV team with ambitious goals.