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DSTV Media Centre

DSTV is the digital satellite TV service in Africa, and is the equivalent of Sky TV in the UK.

dotpusher was commissioned to develop a fully CMS driven internet platform for DSTV to distribute its image, audio and video media assets to its agents throughout Africa.

The site was written entirely in C# MVC, JQuery and Ms-Sql, and features a comprehensive admin system to manage all aspects of the site, including content management, user management, error reporting and media item manipulation and previews.

DSTV Landing Page

The personalised landing page offers the user quick access to the most recent media items and management of their account.

DSTV Search Page

The search page lists and categorises all the media items stored in the database.

The search bar allows for advanced searching capabilities.

Extensive use was made of JQuery to add a high level of ajax interactivity, with custom designed form elements, pop-up image thumbnails, dynamically generated flash video and sound previews, and deep-linking urls to allow bookmarking and direct access of the media items.

DSTV User Management CMS

The site features an extensive user management, CMS and media delivery, dispatch and scheduling functionality, with hierarchical user permissions based on complex membership options.

Custom user profiles were implemented to maintain usage records and automated user expiry functionality.