General description

Ipla is a polish VoD platform and internet television. The owner is Cyfrowy Polsat – Polish cable TV. The platform was launched in 2008 and after two years had 2 million viewers.

Via platform users are able to watch live streaming programs in HD quality, movies, tv-series, shows, and sports events. Everything is from the legal source because Ipla support action ‘Watch legal’. That means the platform has all rights for distribution.

Access to Ipla resources is possible through the website and through applications for platforms with the following systems: Windows, Windows 8, iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch), Android, Windows Phone, Smart TV: Panasonic Viera, Samsung, Sony TV, LG, Toya cable TV application, PlayStation 3 console, and Netia Player. Ipla offers several thematic packages, such as Ipla Premium, Ipla Sport, Ipla NetTV, Ipla Extra, Ipla Premiery, Ipla Mix, Cartoon Network and Filmbox Live.

Project Goal

The client wanted to create a cross-platform application for smart TV based on the web application. That meant the application on smart TV had to have a full catalog of events, series, movies, etc like in web application. Also, we had to create a well- performed application, with features such as payments, which is supporting by every kind of smart TV independently from the brand.

Roles in the project

  • Cyfrowy Polsat- End Client, Product Owner, Acceptance
  • Better Software Group-  Smart TV  app production and API integration

General Problem

  • According to the quantity of the movies, tv-series (often before television premiere), sports event and live streamings we had to create an application which is well- performed but user- friendly as well.
  • We had to create the application supported by all types of smart tv, regardless of the manufacturer, because each company uses a different operating system for its TV devices.

Problems solved in the project

  • We create smart TV application using Smart TV Alliance, thanks to that a single application is available ​on two different platforms(Samsung Tizen and WebOS).

What was achieved

We successfully developed well- performed and user- friendly Smart TV application, which is available on platforms supporting Samsung Tizen and WebOS. We also used React.js, TypeScript, Redux, Axios to build front-end of the app.

We integrated API from the client’s back- end to provide many options for payment. Now users can easily pay for a one-time entry or full subscription.