Film Distribution Website — Case Study
mediAm digital distribution inc.
Project Size: 16.5 person-months
mediAm allows independent film producers and distributors to sell and rent motion picture content online. mediAm's main objective is to provide everyone with a say in what they produce, market, and most importantly, watch.
mediAm selected Deversus as its official web application development partner for its comprehensive media distribution website and film management software. mediAm came to Deversus with what was essentially a functional prototype; after nearly a year of working together, mediAm is now in its beta stage with a robust software back-end that runs in the Amazon Cloud.
Film providers are able to register for mediAm, upload their media files in low-def, standard-def, and high-def, and specify in-depth information about each film. Providers can also track and report sales and revenue online via the mediAm website.
Viewers are able to browse the mediAm website for films of interest using advanced library filtering and search tools. Viewers can rent (stream), buy (download), or gift films, highlight films for later viewing, review films, create their own mediAm profile, and share content with friends.
The web application utilizes cutting edge cloud server technology from Amazon, including EC2 for server hosting, S3 for redundant storage, and CloudFront for geographically distributed content via Content Distribution Network (CDN). The end results are blazing fast media streaming speeds from anywhere in the world.
The website takes advantage of the latest web technologies, including rich jQuery and AJAX functionality, HTML5 video for mobile devices such as the iPad, and CSS3.