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WWW.INBROADCAST.COM | ISSUE 20 - JUNE 2013

InMEDIA

Broadcast Management And Automation
Close on the heels of the Media Asset Management article examined in the April issue, the following
looks at the symbiotic area of station management and automation software…

By David Kirk
Contributing Editor

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h e g a p b e t we e n a s s e t
management and system
management is a narrow one given
the ever increasing popularity of
software-based control interfaces
as alternatives to panel-per-product
hardware.
An obvious advantage of
software-based system control
is that operators no longer have
to be within arm’s length of the
device they are driving. IP-based
broadcast management is far from
new – particularly for communication
between a broadcast organisation
and a remote playout serviceprovider or to link a network’s
headquarters with an off-site
emergency support studio.
What is new – and apparent
from the following report – is the
increasing number of companies
offering broadcast management
resources of various kinds on a
software-as-a-service leasing model.
Avato Systems’ Avatega
Broadcast generates predefined
templates designed to simplify
schedule planning for full
broadcast days and programmespecific time slots.
Customers can adjust, adapt,
customise and develop functions
themselves with developer access
to source code and administrative
system configuration.
The software can be integrated
with Microsoft products such as
Outlook, Office and SQL Server.

GSoft’s Adendo Pro integrates
the capabilities required to video
and audio files plus a wide range of
documents such as invoices and
paper-based information.
Features include content capture,
content archive management,
digital rights management,
document imaging and recognition,
re c o rd s m a n a g e m e n t a n d
workflow management.
iStreamPlanet’s Aventus is an
internet-based automated video
workflow platform for delivering
live events and live linear channels
online. It gives broadcasters the
option of moving their workflow
from hardware-dependent to a
software plus distributed networking
infrastructure.
Facilities include scheduling,
quality control, media processing,
content protection and publishing to
any number of designated locations.
Integral traffic monitoring provides
real-time information about the
entire workflow.
The platform is designed to
help content holders keep pace
with the growing market for live
video online, and to create new
business opportunities for traditional
broadcasters.
Media & Broadcast Technologies
offers a range of media management
support products. These include
Phoenix video content management
(automation, ingest and transfer),
Liberty on-air graphics, Sphere

Avato Systems’ Avatega Broadcast templates schedule planning

asset management, the Paradise
traffic management system and
Chameleon multimedia video server.
Marketron describes its ‘Insight’
as a new service designed to connect
broadcasters with the data they need
to make better decisions. It works
in conjunction with the company’s
Master Data Management system
and is fully internet compatible.
Myers (formerly Myers Information
Systems) introduced at NAB 2013
the newest versions of its ProTrack
broadcast management suite,
available in separate radio and
television versions. ProTrack TV
interconnects traffic, scheduling,
sales, engineering and IT staff.
An integral asset management
module automatically triggers the
movement of content based on
scheduled data. A direct link can
be established with third-party playto-air automation systems.
An On-Demand Module enables
media facilities to assemble,
schedule, track and publish
programme and sales packages. It
also provides transcode requests
for station-defined distribution
platforms and needs such as mobile,
internet, cable and DVD. A radio
equivalent is also available.

Myers’ ProTrack TV has been
helping multimedia facilities manage
broadcast content for two decades

Netia and Tieline recently
announced the integration of Tieline’s
Report-IT Enterprise with Netia’s
radio content management software.
The objective is to deliver improved
workflow to Tieline and Netia
customers for ingest of news content,
including enhanced tools for mobile
journalists. Both companies worked
with mutual customer ABC Australia
to integrate the ingest of recorded
Report-IT audio files into Netia’s
Radio-Assist using FTP sharing
Tieline has also integrated iSnippet,
Netia’s latest Radio-Assist editing
tool, into Report-IT Enterprise for
Apple’s iPhone and iPad. This allows
reporters to send live broadcastquality IP audio wirelessly from any
remote location to a Tieline IP codec
in the studio.
Report-IT can also broadcast
live and record at the same time,

Marketron Insight links broadcasts
and data promoting improved
decision making

so audio can be sent in real time
to a Tieline codec in the studio
or uploaded via FTP sharing to a
news server with no codec required
in the studio.
Pilat Media’s IBMS is designed
to streamline the running of
any television business, from
small single-channel operations
to large multi-channel and ondemand platforms.
Content can be scheduled and
managed throughout the entire
broadcast lifecycle, from acquisition
to post-production processing,
transmission, reconciliation and
finance. IBMS employs a centralised
Oracle database and a crossfunction workflow processor.
ProConsultant Informatique
recently introduced a SocialSeine
module for its Louise broadcast
business management system.
Louise offers a fully integrated system
for managing programming, content
and metadata, including rights
acquisition, budgets, production,
playout and multiplatform exposures.
it integrates with other systems and
serves as a data hub, centralising
metadata across systems.
SocialSeine allows real-time
tracking of social media. It integrates
technology from Mesagraph which
provides real-time engagement data
on social sites along with analytics.
Producers can quickly identify the
most relevant themes and hotbutton topics.
S c h e d u A L L’s
content
management software, now in
version 5, features new capabilities
for booking events and managing
entire projects so users are
not required to schedule one
asset at a time.
The software automatically
allocates the appropriate assets
in real-time and notifies the user
immediately when specific tasks are
completed or if a problem arises.
Individual users can customise their
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InNews: Rogers Opts for Quantel at City Montreal
InNews: Vizrt and Mosart Enter Newsroom Partnership
InForm: Istreamplanet Live-Video Workflow
InReply: BSI Wireless Camera Captures the Action
InFocus: Sound Devices Pix 240 Sprints Ahead
InView: Bradley Engineering Focuses on Remote Camera Control Systems
InView: Government Tax Breaks: The Devil Is in the Detail
InMedia: In Demand Uses Aja to Create Promotional Content
InMedia: Ihse Draco Kvm-Matrix Switchers Support Broadcast It Workflow
InMedia: Media Production - the Next Generation
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In Broadcast - June 2013 - Contents
In Broadcast - June 2013 - InNews: Rogers Opts for Quantel at City Montreal
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In Broadcast - June 2013 - InForm: Istreamplanet Live-Video Workflow
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In Broadcast - June 2013 - InReply: BSI Wireless Camera Captures the Action
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In Broadcast - June 2013 - InView: Government Tax Breaks: The Devil Is in the Detail
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In Broadcast - June 2013 - InMedia: In Demand Uses Aja to Create Promotional Content
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In Broadcast - June 2013 - InMedia: Ihse Draco Kvm-Matrix Switchers Support Broadcast It Workflow
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In Broadcast - June 2013 - InMedia: Media Production - the Next Generation
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