CalReply has expanded our platform to cater to large international broadcasters, allowing viewers around the world to set calendar reminders for their favorite shows, in a series of languages.  

Two clients utilizing our enterprise offering are BBC Worldwide and Sony Pictures Television.

Sony Pictures Television owns and operates 100+ television channels in 30+ languages under the brands of SET, AXN, Animax, beTV, OneTV, GEM and Sony Channel Asia.


Get Reminders button on axn-asia.com front page carousel (axn-asia.com)

BBC Worldwide owns and operates television channels in North America, UK, Australia and New Zealand, Asia, CEMA, Latin America and Western Europe under the brands of BBC Knowledge, BBC Entertainment, BBC Brit, BBC Lifestyle, BBC Earth and others.

BBC Worldwide is rolling out CalReply, starting with the Nordics region which includes Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Sweden and Norway, to coincide with the launch of their new channel, BBC Brit. 


Set Reminder button on the BBC Brit show page (www.bbcnordic.com/shows/top-gear/)


CalReply Top Gear SmartCal page

Mobile Reminder BUTTONS

Both networks have added set reminder buttons to their responsive mobile pages  


Mobile get reminders


Mobile get reminders button

Both broadcasters turned to CalReply for a solution that could scale across their vast global media properties in an automated fashion, while providing viewers with a user friendly experience to set reminders for their favorite shows.

Top requirements include:

  • Integration into network program data feeds
  • Viewer calendars to automatically reflect scheduling changes
  • Generate subscribers from social media, television, digital
  • Multi-language support for 30+ languages
  • Branded calendar domain names
  • Social media promotion automation
  • Automatic suppression of repeated episodes

Custom EPG Feed Integrations

<showID>12345</showID>
<showTitle>The Voice</showTitle>
<seasonNumber>8</seasonNumber>
<episodeID>56789</episodeID>
<episodeNumber>22</episodeNumber>
<episodeTitle>Kylie and Jamie Battle it out </episodeTitle>
<airingGMT>2015-04-19 06:00:00.0 GMT</airingGMT>
...

The CalReply platform has been designed to plug and play into any television, sport or entertainment scheduling feed. Once your feed is connected to your CalReply account, any changes to your programming will automatically synchronize with subscriber calendars, ensuring that reminders remain accurate and up-to-date in the event of schedule changes.

Integrating with the broadcasters data source removes the need to manually manage TV schedules from within CalReply. If the broadcaster adds a new show to their EPG feed, this show will automatically appear as a published calendar, including show imagery, synopsis and all episodic data.

In the case of Sony Pictures Television, over 100 channel feeds in 30+ languages and 20+ time-zones were connected to their account.

Multi-language Support

Calendar pages were translated into 30+ languages, including Russian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, French, Italian, Polish, Romanian and more.

Set Reminder button in Spanish on AXN Latin America


Set Reminder button in Spanish on AXN Latin America

Show Pages

Each channel has been set up with a shows page that contains a tiled listing of programs on the network. Networks will be driving traffic to these pages by promoting shows on-air via 'Set Reminder' URLs. The shows page allows viewers to subscribe to receive reminders for multiple shows, from a single page.

                BBC Nordic shows page

 

              BBC Nordic shows page

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