WARRINGTON, ENGLAND, December 17, 2009 /24-7PressRelease/ — Messages of Hope allows both sufferers and carers to find, view and share digital video messages, giving people support and advice in the tough times they face following diagnosis of debilitating and terminal diseases. Whilst Blue August is a company more accustomed to delivering entertainment programming to clients such as ITV and Turner, it turned its attention to the creation of the site after spotting a gap in the care and counselling network whilst making a documentary about breast cancer called “The C Word”.
MPP was selected specifically to power the online service due to its vast experience in online video delivery and ecommerce solutions. The service can be found at the address http://www.messagesofhope.co.uk.
In addition to building and hosting the website, MPP provided a full, bespoke design tailored to the client’s look and feel requirements. Users are able to upload video content seamlessly and watch from a branded flash video player, with automatic encoding to suitable file formats from avi, mpg, wmv and other common formats for flash playback.
MPP has an extensive workflow and approval process for new videos, ensuring unsuitable content is checked and not published if inappropriate. A blog and comment forum is accessible, providing users and visitors the opportunity to provide words of encouragement and other feedback to users who have posted video content.
Richard Alexander, the MD at Blue August and the originator of the portal, said: “MPP demonstrated to us the power of its iShop and digital video services, together with an exceptional technical grasp for developing such a cutting edge website. We are extremely happy with the outcome and are certain the site will help victims of illnesses find direct and invaluable support.”
Paul Johnson, CEO at MPP comments: “We are delighted to add Messages of Hope to our growing list of User-Generated Content websites and look forward to supporting them for all current and future requirements.”
Notes for Editors
MPP Global Solutions was established in March 2000 to provide clients with payment and marketing services which use its e-Wallet payment product, micropayment and mobile technology platform. The mobile technology platform consists of SMS, MMS, mCommerce, Mobile/ WAP Site Development and Location Based Services. From this broad range of capability, MPP is able to rapidly deliver off-the-shelf or bespoke applications to its clients.
MPP work with over 50 of the biggest names in UK sport, music, media and entertainment including: broadcasters, content providers, rights holders, media organisations, publishers, sporting governing bodies and Premiership Football Clubs.
About Blue August Creations
Going back to late 1996 the company was started by its current MD Richard Alexander and has supplied hundreds of reality-based entertainment shows to clients, like ITV, Granada Sky Broadcasting and Turner. After making a documentary featuring a group of women and a man with breast cancer, Mr Alexander chose to pursue a completely different route, eschewing all traditional methods normally employed in the broadcast industry; in other words, this project has not been externally commissioned, it is not for profit and is available to anyone who needs it at any time and will be overjoyed if somebody wants to join the venture to help move it on to even bigger and better things.
iShop provides a complete hosted and managed physical, mobile and digital store solution and is designed to client’s look and feel. iShop is equipped with search, navigation, basket and checkout tools for the purchase of any type of physical, digital, mobile or subscription based product or service. This means clients can add any combination of products (video, music download, CD, ringtone or fan club membership, etc) and pay for them all in one simple checkout process. MPP will deliver the music or video download to the consumer’s desktop, a ringtone / game / wallpaper to their mobile phone, a digitised video clip to the fan’s email inbox, subscribe the consumer to an online premium content service.
iShop provides all payment, shopping cart and physical/digital content management modules. Client’s staff manage iShop products from the MPP Management console, gaining access with a username and password. Once logged in, clients are able to upload content 24/7 via MPP’s easy-to-use web-interface where all physical, mobile and digital products are managed such as editing product information, loading digital content, amending pricing, adding/editing categories within the store, availability, postage rules and so on.
Purchase is simple and future shopping is encouraged with a 4-digit PIN system making one-click transactions possible and repeat transactions in seconds. The fast-buy functionality enables music fans to simply click a “buy now” button on the site, and for the product to be purchased from their account. No forms to fill in, no credit card details to add, no text to send. One click and the product is purchased and made available for download, delivered to the mobile device or alerted to suppliers regardless of which country they are located in, to deliver merchandise and other physical products.
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