Channel4.com will present a redesigned user interface for its 4oD service, featuring new look and some added features and it’s set for launch on August 31st.
The on-demand service keeps telly addicts up to date with the last 30-day’s worth of current Channel 4 telly such as drama Hollyoaks and home improvement show Grand Designs as well as a vast library of classics including popular comedy Peep Show. This all played out on the inbuilt browser-player interface at the 4oD website.
The rebooted internet browser will include new faster ‘predictive’ search, which will identify programmes as viewers type them into the search bar, this previous a somewhat lengthy process – particularly considering there’s more than 5,000 hours worth of television available to search from.
Another new addition will be “My4oD” – a benefit for those who become registered users to the free service, where exclusive personalization features are included. Signing up allows creating a programme planners or playlist will then become available for those who like to get a bit more involved in their viewing.
Head of Channel 4 VoD, Sarah Milton says “We have refined and optimised the design to ensure viewers get the best experience from the wealth of content Channel 4 has to offer.”
Are you a telly addict? You may like to know that BBC also has big plans for own on demand service – iPlayer. Bringing a new look to its service for television sets. Read the Gadget Helpline’s article – here.