ReachTV is America’s largest in-airport tv network, and shares authentic stories and shows with travellers around the world. When they got in touch they had an existing site with its own CMS, but wanted the flexibility of a bespoke WordPress built site, which would allow them to add shows, episodes, categories, airports, etc. to the site, all from within the CMS and with minimal faffing.

I took the existing site as a foundation and turned it into a much improved copy powered by WordPress. Then, using an AdobeXD design supplied by the client, made several improvements around the site – such as improving the airport search and adding video backgrounds. The most complex part of the build was integrating the live stream from an external API, and pulling it into a modal window on the WordPress site.

We knew travellers and advertisers around the world would be streaming video content from the site, we decided to embed the videos using Vimeo. This means that the content is hosted on Vimeo and then pulled into the site on demand, rather than clogging up the web server with huge MP4 files.

The site is likely to go through phases of design and development improvements over the coming year, as our primary goal was to get the site re-platformed, however, there are some nice features on this site which make it really engaging and a joy to use now, so if this is the starting point I’m looking forward to seeing what we do next.

Take a look

Video hero section

Organised and categorised content

Video banner

Live video stream API integration