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 built on its own custom CMS, but wanted the flexibility of a bespoke WordPress built site which would allow them to easily add shows, episodes, categories, airports, etc. to the site, with minimal faffing around.

I took the existing site as a foundation and turned it into a much improved copy, but powered by WordPress. Then using an AdobeXD design supplied by the client, I made several updates around the site – such as improving the airport search functionality and adding Vimeo embedded video backgrounds etc. The most complex part of the build was integrating the site with the live video 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, so we decided to embed the videos using Vimeo. This meant that pages and video content would load quickly and the site wouldn't become sluggish over time as the amount of content grew.

The site is likely to go through further phases of design and development improvements over the coming year, as our primary goal was to get the site re-platformed and live ASAP. I'm really looking forward to seeing how it develops over time.

Video background hero
Organised categories of content
Embedded and streamed videos
Shows and epidodes