Shannon Rednour

Video

Video Platform Design

Designing Video OTT and SVOD platforms for multiple devices.

Video and Metadata Management

I directed the VOD distribution for Sundance Channel (aka SundanceTV) for 5 years, delivering video and metadata to various cable providers for the Channel. I learned a lot about managing assets for distribution to multiple platforms with incompatible specifications. This experience also informed my strategic approach to information architecture, which is to plan broader than your immediate needs, and to anticipate where platforms are headed, and to build according to these plans.

GOOGLE TV

While at Focus Features, my team developed a Google TV portal to promote our movies within the Google TV channel line-up. This programming package also allowed us to offer our loyal fans behind-the-scenes and exclusive video programming. Google TV was ahead of its time in my opinion, and therefore short lived. Nonetheless, it was an exciting project to work on and taught me a lot about building navigation systems for OTT with minimal navigational controls.

The welcome screen from Focus Features' Google TV application.

The convenience of GoogleTV was that it could be developed using HTML5 allowing us to engage our existing web team.
But the challenge was that there was no mouse for the user who had to figure out how to navigate the app with an unfamiliar remote. We created this Tutorial screen that could help users understand how to use their remote to access content.

Simple playback controls would pop up upon hitting any button.

Focus Features video library was curated into video categories.

SVOD

Before Sundance Channel was sold and turned to Sundance TV, I was working on a team developing an SVOD portal for our DOCS ON DEMAND programming. The following are screengrabs from the prototype we were developing.

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