VOD Platforms

opinions

#1

Curious to know any Nigerian content distribution platform development companies. Plus, how much would it cost to build a platform like Netflix, EbonyLive TV, Linda Ikeji TV & iRoko Tv apps?
Interested in opinions, please.


#2

Hi @iimogiie, I don’t know any content distribution platform development companies but any good web developer or development firm should be able to pull this off. Concerning the cost of building an on demand video platform no one can say for sure. The basic functionalities most on demand video services have is user account system, payment system (subscriptions), some sort of drm system to make sure their video content cannot be stolen (this becomes important because most video players on the web you can just take a peek at the web source of the page and get the link to the video file they are playing), You would also need a cdn service that can serve different renditions of the video (when user is on a slower connection you may serve them a lower quality version of the video to still make the video play without buffering). There is still a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes for websites like Netflix. But like I said you cannot get an exact cost, you would have to ask a development agency for a quote with the scope of your project.


#3

Thanks a lot, @Joey for the insight. I understand @SwipeMax built Linda Ikeji TV. Any ideas on the iRokoTV development team?


#4

@iimogiie I have no idea about the development team but If you would like to build something similar you could start small and lean. The Linda Ikeji tv frontend is made with react js, I don’t know about the backend but you can put a basic team together or maybe hire a fullstack developer. I think I would be interested in working on this as it seems like a real challenege especially the scaling the product part :slight_smile: