Frequently Asked Questions
Some of the questions we’re often asked. Get in touch with us if you have a query.
At its core, it’s a social content harvesting tool that moderators can use to find, filter and publish content directly into TV programming or promos/TV ads (not forgetting digital platforms). BEE-ON can also be used to generate polls, wordclouds, video content versioning, competitions management, graphics triggering and track social performance/users/analytics.
The producer or moderator is able to choose which content goes on air and at what time. Using BEE-ON you can create carousels with relevant content and filter, select and publish the most appropriate posts.
You can filter content by geolocation, language, media type, etc. You can also apply exclude filters on a system-wide level to make sure that posts with profanities or other unwanted language are always filtered out.
Yes, we can read JSON/RSS feeds from third party applications and publish XML/JSON/RSS for them to read. There is no API to replace the operational UI of our platform by a third party application.
We have a global customer base which extends across USA, Canada, UK, Africa, Europe, Australia and Asia.
BEE-ON’s SLA comes with unlimited office hours assistance for all day to day operational tasks. In addition, we offer 24×7 emergency support for all our installations.
The product can usually be made available to you within 1 working day. Some configuration for more complex CG integration may take slightly longer.
Counting from the moment of publication by the user, a message can be harvested, moderated and made to appear on air within a few seconds. Automated content such as poll data could be displayed in real-time for instance.
never.no is a recognized Facebook Broadcast Solutions partner, which gives us access to various exclusive data feeds from the Facebook and Instagram universes. Our partnership with Twitter enables us to offer Twitter firehose access which comes with a 100% guarantee that ensures that all Tweets are collected from your desired search criteria.
Out-of-the-box BEE-ON is delivered with enabled access to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram feeds. The only relevant limits are the ones set by the underlying, public APIs.
We have a growing library of standard integrations, from which we can enable individual elements on request and without additional costs. To sketch a picture: email, SMS, WeChat, Weibo, Disqus, PollDaddy, Google+, ScribbleLive are among the entries we currently maintain. BEE-ON has a flexible interface for integration with almost any external XML/JSON/RSS feed, so it often is tuned to digest customer-specific local feeds of arbitrary nature.
BEE-ON collects and delivers all Tweets within the limits set by Twitter’s publicly available APIs. Our experience is that this is sufficient to serve the vast majority of use cases. However, in situations where literally every Tweet must be captured (e.g. for legal reasons to register participants in a competition) or when dealing with massive and spiked social volumes (e.g. major events like the Oscars, the Eurovision Song Contest or the Super Bowl), we suggest enabling access to the Twitter firehose which is guaranteed to capture all Tweets under all circumstances. Access to the firehose comes with an addition volume-dependent cost and users have full control over where and when to use it.
By default, BEE-ON publishes in XML/RSS/JSON, but it also integrates natively with market-leading Broadcast Graphics platforms. We have established solutions with Vizrt, ChyronHego, Brainstorm, PixelPower and Vidigo.performance/users/analytics.
BEE-ON comes with the possibility to post individual social posts from filtered and moderated carousels (serialized if necessary) and to run competitions with randomly drawn winners. In addition to that, BEE-ON also supports aggregated formats such a Polls, Votings and Word Clouds, and an on-board analytics module for measuring dynamical evolutions.
By default, BEE-ON is a cloud-based application that can be operated from anywhere in the world via a browser. For native integration with a graphics engine, BEE-ON requires an on-site Windows PC for its interworking. It is also possible to install BEE-ON on a local Linux server (specs available on request).
The standard licensing model for BEE-ON is SaaS on a monthly basis. A minimum term may apply. We recommend licensing per content channel.
Yes. We preferably deploy BEE-ON in the Amazon Web Services Cloud. This is the fastest and easiest roll-out option and offers the most flexibility. Your BEE-ON installation can be ready-to-go within 24 hours after signing the contract. SaaS installations are fully maintained by never.no and you will automatically profit from future product upgrades (2-3 times a year).
Please contact us to get an overview of our very affordable pricing model.
Of course! We can give you access to our evaluation environment where you can play with the product for a while to see if it satisfies your needs.
Our easy-to-use system fits seamlessly into your broadcast workflow to deliver rich media across platforms. If you’re looking for a way to integrate social into broadcast and increase engagement levels, loyalty and viewership then our system is a great choice.
Yes. We also support enterprise-style deployments where the physical hardware and the OS (Linux Debian) are provided by you. You control all access to the installation and never.no maintains the product software running on it, including future product upgrades.
You are fully in charge of the user administration on your installations. Access to BEE-ON’s modules and its tasks can be set on a per user basis. This enables the creation of various roles in a workflow, where each user/role only has access to data relevant for fulfilling his/her role.
A social spot is an advertisement, usually between 15 – 30 seconds that has been enriched with dynamic social content.
We work with the likes of IMD, Adstream, Mediaocean, and are flexible to enlarge that list.
We’re seeing broadcasters, advertisers and brands transform their video advertising campaigns across TV and digital platforms by integrating live social content. Using our technology helps make campaigns more interactive which is driving better viewership, longer dwell times, stronger engagement, increased brand awareness and higher ad sales.