Ostmodern was founded in 2006 and rapidly built a reputation as an expert in rich media products, by delivering innovative product design services for tier one clients in a nascent market.
Our focus on digital product design for the broadcast and sports markets put us squarely at the centre of the first wave of the video on demand (VoD) industry: we designed the first generation of VoD products for C4, ITV, BBC, Arsenal FC, Virgin Media and many more.
Driven by our clients’ desire for innovative, industry-leading technology, and their increasing need to act fast and evolve, we became frustrated with the regular, unpalatable options of ‘build it’ (a bespoke product every time from a mishmash of a publishing CMS and and OVP) or ‘buy it’ (in the form of an end to end template).
We developed Skylark with the brief of creating a platform that empowered Ostmodern’s teams to design and build more powerful, flexible and cost-effective products for our clients. This investment has been validated by our having now launched a number of innovative, rich media products on Skylark for customers across the globe to audiences worldwide.