including QR-code generation and weather graphics
~ The latest update to Bee-On gives broadcasters, content producers and event coordinators access to a wider world of tools to curate live data in their offering ~
Manchester, UK. 23 November 2021 – Never.no, the award-winning audience engagement specialist, has today announced the general release of Bee-On v27, adding enhanced Producer Portal, native QR-code generation, and access to real-time weather content.
As viewing habits change and the audience consumes data and content on any number of platforms, producers are tasked with sourcing and delivering live, relevant content, of the highest quality. The very latest features available to users now include native QR-code generation for instant access to additional content from any platform, and enhanced Producer Portal with simple Presenter mode, for on-screen talent to quickly cue and publish sourced content via a tablet, and advanced Producer mode with more functionality. Further updates offer AccuWeather data integration, ideal for news and event formats, plus email integration for connectivity with viewers.
“We work closely with our clients and relay comments and feedback to our development team to discover new ways to access and source a growing world of data,” said Karl Kathuria, Never.no’s Customer Solutions Director. “It’s not just social media content that producers are looking to use or display and interact with audiences. Data and statistics are consistently accessed now by producers to feature things like football results, or even live weather within a live offering – it’s so exciting to see the way Bee-On is supporting producers with the tools to deliver an immersive experience, no matter the format!” concluded Karl.
Cloud-based data display platform, Bee-On, gives production teams the tools to access, source, filter and manage social media content, messaging, and data, redisplayed alongside cloud or broadcast graphics. Managed from a web browser for any workflow, producers are creating an interactive offering, with live audience reaction, polls, and real-time data with onboard and hardware graphics integrations.
The latest updates include:
QR-code generation – QR code technology has reappeared since the pandemic. We’ve enabled real-time generation of customisable QR codes within the Bee-On platform, to activate viewers and share information or content on products, advertising, virtual events, and now even broadcast and streamed video. Simply include a URL or message and generate the QR code, for display within the live or pre-recorded content, so viewers can quickly scan using a mobile device to access that information while watching.
Producer portal – Recently used by BT Sport and Euronews, the Presenter Edition of the Producer Portal is a dedicated interface for managing the playout of single- or multi-format graphics via Bee-On’s own onboard graphics Engine. The new mode enables option for presenters to take control of some aspects of the production. Presenters can read comments that have been published in queues by the moderator / producer and “Take” to air or click “Off” off air. This functionality is accessible by a tablet, giving presenters the power to drive published content in the live environment.
AccuWeather integration – We’re excited about a new collaboration with commercial weather forecasting service, AccuWeather. Giving producers access to live weather formats, featuring location-based five-day rolling forecasts, curated as overlays within Bee-On’s onboard graphics engine.
Incoming Email – The latest iteration of the Bee-On platform includes enhanced functionality to ingest and curate incoming emails. Delivering added-value opportunities, featuring exclusive content and promotions, or enabling a conversation for wider demographic not using social media or messaging apps – such as WhatsApp – to connect with viewers on additional platforms.
Never.no work with global broadcasters, sports properties, brands, and digital content creators to interact with and connect audiences through engaging formats, by delivering real-time content and graphics straight to air.
Award-winning cloud-based data display platform, Bee-On, empowers production teams with the tools to access, source, filter and manage social media content, messaging, and data for any production. Managed from a web browser, producers create an interactive offering, and publish live audience reaction – including comments, images, and video – polls, and real-time data, integrated into cloud or hardware graphics.
Clients include BBC, ITV, BT Sport, Sky Sports, Optus, MTV, ITV, Channel 4, and SBS Australia, plus sports clubs such as Manchester City FC, Southampton FC, and Western Sydney Wanderers FC.