MHZ NETWORKS
Project
Reaching a world view of international programming.

MHz Networks approached Next Screen Media to redesign and build their new website on the Drupal platform. MHz was transitioning from being solely a broadcast channel to a digital content delivery network, offering on demand streaming videos of TV shows, documentaries and news around the world. The MHz website serves over 500 videos at any given time and offers live streaming of their international news channel, MHz Worldview.  

Challenge

MHz Networks wanted to create a modern and stylish website to showcase their library of video content while keeping the user navigation intuitive.

Solution

We designed and implemented the MHz Networks website in Drupal 7.  We built a deep integration with the Brightcove video management system for the playback of video content and implemented a live streaming solution for a 24/7 live broadcast.

Results

MHz Networks online traffic has quadrupled since the launch of the new website and continues to grow at an exponential rate. In addition to more traffic, the site has captured the attention of a younger demographic, which solidifies MHz Networks as a top provider of video on demand for international television and news.

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What we did
Our Approach

We created a modern and stylish website design while keeping the user navigation intuitive.  We focused on making the user experience as simple as possible, making it easy for visitors to find their favorite program as well as showcase MHz Networks’ catalog of video content.

Core design choices such as layout, typography, and color palette were chosen to provide the client with a fresh design with a strong visually pleasing impact. The corporate identity colors supplied were black, white, and gray. We were able to provide creative insights as to why additional colors will work best in order to communicate their brand goals.

Drupal 7 was chosen as the appropriate CMS for MHz Networks. The primary reason for this is Drupal’s solid integration with Brightcove (online video platform). The Brightcove integration on Drupal allows for complete control over the settings of each video. If a video is uploaded to MHz Networks and it is intended to be private or only viewed via a login feature; that can be easily accomplished. Another reason why Drupal was the chosen CMS was the ability that the web administrators have in controlling all content and how it is displayed on the site. Drupal’s node queue has a drag and drop interface that allows you to manipulate content. The strong integration between node queue and Drupal’s taxonomy is seen in content tagging. Whenever content (in this case videos) is uploaded to the website, it is tagged and then automatically sorted and added to the appropriate pages. Finally, Drupal was the right fit because of the large amounts of customization this site required.

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