RiksTV is Norway's second largest TV distributor. Sixty has been responsible for design and development of their multiscreen solution, starting with their iPad app. The app gives the viewer a user friendly way to control their TV and recordings, as well as getting an overview of available content to watch on TV.
In 2014, TV is much more than just what is on TV. RiksTV needed to gracefully combine live TV, catch-up, upcoming programs, recordings and video rental in a way that lets the user quickly find their favourite content across all sources – all without losing sight of the live TV experience that is still at the core of their product.
Overblikk (Overview) is the first screen the user is presented with when opening the app. It focuses on content that is available to watch on TV right now, as well as your recordings and an archive of the most popular content from the last seven days.
The viewer can press any picture to see more info about each program. Explore the content using the top menu - it allows the viewer to dig into a content niche by their own preference.
The TV guide lets the viewer browse through every TV program RiksTV has to offer the next two weeks. The scope of how many hours is shown on the screen can be changed at any time, by pinching in and out, like you would when zooming a picture on the iPad.
By flicking your finger in any direction, the guide will quickly scroll through every channel without any delay.
The remote control is still a vital tool for anyone watching TV. When introducing an iPad into the mix, we worked not to replace the remote, but to complement it. Any operation available on the iPad is still available by remote control.
However, when holding the iPad in your hands it gets clumsy, really quickly, if you have to use both to control your TV. That's why you can switch channels, record, pause and play, and adjust the volume - all through the iPad application.