The deeep.net technology
Our technical system is based on the deeep.net technology, which is a leading independent provider system of Digital Media Services in Europe. Well-known European customers use our technical infrastructure for Digital Logistics with a considerable volume beyond 500.000 files. Being developed completely in-house, the web-based DSP (Digital Service Provider) technology constantly is enhanced by new features and functionalities with a clear focus on usability and efficiency. On top, we are linked with certificated movie clearing houses (f.e. Imagion) for deliveries from movie packages to portals like iTunes and Netflix.
Our technical model:
Overview of the Digital Service Provider (DSP) profile
Content Import > ingestion of existing content via standard interfaces or our own “producer system”. In case of bulk imports the creation of a specific interface is possible.
Encoding + Preparation* > the deeep.net DSP system handles encoding of audio- and video media into all relevant target formats. Metadata will be prepared professionally and connected to audio and video master files, followed by final testing and publishing for sales purposes.
Hosting* > all contents will be hosted at the deeep.net Digital Warehouse. Masters as well as encodet files are stored on redundant server systems. Daily backups are performed as well as routinely quality control.
Deliveries* > your Deliveries are easily „selected and clicked“ in the deeep.net DSP web interface, wherein you find your digital inventory of available products. After adding date- and priority information, your digital packages will be automatically “picked, packed and shipped” to their respective destinations from our data centre. deeep.net DSP at present “knows” around 150 digital platforms and their specifications, this being enhanced on an ongoing level. Of course the system monitors and logs which content has been delivered to which destinations.
Reporting / Statements > quite uniquely, our deeep.net DSP technology contains a complete suite of reporting / royalty statement tools. All of your incoming sales reports from digital stores can be imported, “number crunched” and sales figures applied to the variety of your sub-clients.
Content Management Console
The Content Management Console (CMC) is a content management solution with back-end for all our customers*, and direct access to essential tools needed for daily work: sophisticated statistics, sales overview, download and streaming development, quick access to statements (PDF or Excel File), and a comfortable user interface. The CMC also includes a cloud service* for all your content including secure one-click creation of download links to provide your business partners with your files. The main benefit of the CMC is the transparency of sales figures and statistics broken down into countries, stores, artists and releases.
On the “Start” page, you will find a general overview of your data, as well as different sales charts. Under “Content”, you can easily browse in your catalogue and find detailed information about your releases. You can also send or download each track, or the whole release, with one click. You can see detailed sales analytics, charts and daily sales (trends) in “Analytics,” which provides daily numbers from the stores.
Another important feature of the CMC is the brand new “Producer”: a redeveloped content delivery and management tool that allows many new and useful features such as bulk import, creating compilations per drag & drop, pre-selection of the channels and stores, enhanced price codes, and many more features that facilitate your daily work*. Under “Accounting”, you can review and download your monthly statements in PDF or Excel format and to get a detailed graphic overview of your sales and streams. Last in the navigation is the “Administration” section, where you can administrate sub-accounts for your (sub)labels and manage label logos.
Some of the Content Management Console (CMC):
The CMC Producer is the core of our system: this is the place to manage your content, before publishing and delivering it to the stores. This tool brings you full control over the delivery of digital distribution of your catalog*. No XML knowledge is required. Simply enter label copies and upload the master and graphic files. You can also specify genre, release dates, and the stores for delivery. Once complete, your releases are on the way to the download stores. Also, compilations can be created quickly and easily without having to retreat the tracks of your own catalog, which were published before, again. Furthermore, the system features full quality checking*. So, if you upload something wrong by mistake or use a wrong format – don`t worry. The CMC Producer will check it and inform you of what needs to be changed. The CMC Producer is fully integrated into the CMC (Content Management Console) and allowes us to implement many new and useful features: bulk import, create compilations per drag and drop, preselection of the stores, additional textfields, enhanced price codes, and a lot of other features which facilitate daily work.
* Please note that some of this features are not available for movie customers in the moment. Our IT-department is working hard on this in the moment to expand the possibilities for movie content.