A Guide to Content Curation for an Improved End-User Discovery Experience

These days, video streaming services rely more and more on recommendation algorithms to surface content for their viewers. While this can be helpful in many ways, it also makes it difficult for viewers to discover content they may have yet to see or search for otherwise. This is where human content curation comes into play. By creating video categories beyond traditional genres, viewers can better discover and watch content they may never have known existed.

Curating content categories that are original and exclusive to your service is a fantastic way to boost brand identity and promote content discovery. For example, consider seasonal or topical themes or categories based on popular actors or films, making it easier for viewers to find the content they may miss. 

Exploring user data to identify what types of content are most popular amongst your viewers (including in different markets) can be a great starting point for category inspiration. It’s also an excellent way to discover what existing content from your library is worth investing in further or resurfacing. 

The Magine Pro CMS Console offers our partners fantastic flexibility for manual category curation. We enable operators to configure collections of content independently, including selecting specific video content, category titles and determining where collections appear on the discovery page. Our partners can also boost the prominence of select categories by setting larger thumbnail image sizes for featured content. Follow our step-by-step below within the CMS Console and configure a unique collection of content for your viewers.

Content Curation with Magine Pro’s CMS Console


To learn more about content curation and how categories can be configured within the Magine Pro CMS Console, head over to our knowledge base, and explore other comprehensive content curation and content design guides.

You can also get in touch with the team for more guidance on content curation and customising a Magine Pro-powered streaming service. Check out our blog for additional insights, including a recent post on why curation is key to reducing churn. And learn more about our flexible OTT platform and how we enable our partners to monetise their live events, linear and VOD content seamlessly.

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