For the first time, D-Media’s customers can search the worlds of film, TV, games, animation and digital media in real-time
Ultra Knowledge supplies SaaS platform for innovative news channel
D-Media Network, the global ecosystem for the creative and digital industries, has launched its own online news channel that is based on the latest Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) technology from Ultra Knowledge, a pioneer of innovative web-based solutions and social media networking strategies. For the first time, D-Media’s customers can search the worlds of film, TV, games, animation and digital media in real-time giving them a unique viewing and interactive experience. In addition, D-Media News Channel provides customers with a totally new way of blending professional and news content via a single, highly visual, easy-to-use and intuitive medium.
The introduction of D-Media News Channel marks the culmination of a 9-year research and technology project by Ultra Knowledge to develop a multi channel device content delivery system. D-Media are one of the first companies in the UK to utilise the new platform which combines their network’s ability to identify content sources with the technical expertise of Ultra Knowledge to gather the latest news and posts from across the web automatically including social media such as Twitter. The platform then creates one space to display highly visual, informative and relevant, quality content that the user can search, explore and expand in an easy-to-use, more intuitive manner.
The news channel features a NewsWall that is made up of interactive thumbnail buttons that display, at a glance, a complete view of the day’s top stories. By clicking on the appropriate thumbnail image, users can begin to explore every aspect of the story that is relevant to them within any given one-week timeframe.
Gina Fegan, CEO of D-Media Network, said: “It’s fantastic to work with such an enthusiastic and ambitious team as Ultra Knowledge, and see what seemed like a pipe dream transformed into really compelling content. Thanks Ultra Knowledge!”
James Taylor, co-founder and Technical Director at Ultra Knowledge, said: “Working as a Strategic Technology Partner with subject-experts like D-Media is an ideal situation for Ultra Knowledge. By providing the latest SaaS technology, we empower our clients to focus on what they do best – delivering what their clients need to know in a compelling format that becomes the ‘Hub’ for the ‘Conversation’ in their market sector. Real content marketing strategy in action!”
To view the new D-Media News Channel, please visit: http://news.d-media-network.com/.
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About Ultra Knowledge
Ultra Knowledge have developed a radically different approach to engaging with information and people using the Internet, they create ‘user engagement tools’ and do it in a way that empowers the people managing a website and their clients in turn.
Ultra Knowledge is a pioneer of innovative web technology and social media strategies. With years of experience and their own unique tools Ultra Knowledge enable clients to embrace social media within their own website, making the client site a real time social news destination.
Ultra Knowledge Specialties
Dynamic Content Publishing, Software as a Service, Automated On-Site SEO, Content Hubs, Social Media Strategy, Content Archive Monetisation and numerous innovative features are available and in development.
Set up in 2002, UKn is a technology company aimed at making online information more usable and more easily accessible. Its technology is already being used by a range of online companies, including the Press Association, Search Engine Watch and Incisive Media to improve their user engagement and retention.
What UKn are doing differently?
Being able to sit on top of any existing CMS the UKn Technology Platform enables the creation of new, viable business models for Brands, Publishers and other content focused organisations. Dynamic topic pages, real time results, trending categories, marketing led content strategies and many other options open up multiple revenue and engagement opportunities.
To find out more about Ultra Knowledge, go to: http://ultraknowledge.com/
D-Media Network is an international ecosystem for digital and creative people. By connecting talent and expertise the D-Media community creates exciting opportunities.
D-Media is also for those who want someone else to do the work of keeping tabs on things which could really affect business such as market intelligence, industry policy, government funding schemes, jobs, projects, talent, technology, innovation, finance, international trade, training and everything else that is relevant.
The people behind D-Media come from across the spectrum of digital media: from film, television, games, music, software, interactivity, social media and mobile, they range from entrepreneurs, to large-scale corporate entities, to the public sector and with sensibilities from ‘art house’ to ‘blockbuster’.
In the past, the team at D-Media created the digital content sector consortium for the South East of England (SEMN) and spent six years working regionally, nationally and internationally to bring people together, listen to the industry, champion small businesses, contribute to government policy, provide access to finance and international markets and assist digital media businesses to grow. In numbers SEMN supported over 5,000 companies, provided access to £10million research and development funding and stimulated £100million foreign direct investment.
Now, this team has formed D-Media and is working closely with our industry experts the D-Media Ambassadors, our worldwide connections and our members to support a flourishing digital media industry. We share knowledge and experience amongst our community, provide a flow of information on our industry, and are continuing to develop tools to help people to connect. We also host regular focused events to give our members ‘industry insights’ and the space to meet, spark ideas and collaborate. Once a year we hold the D-Media Global Conference celebrating innovation in content and business whilst sharing experience and exploring developments with friends, colleagues and inspirational speakers from around the world.
To find out more about D-Media Network, go to: http://www.d-media-network.com
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