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roConsultant Informatique (PCI)
is an international software
company dedicated to the design,
development and deployment of
integrated business solutions for
media companies of all platforms
- radio, TV, digital - combinations
and sizes. PCI's solutions are
engineered to meet global needs
and be scalable to fit specific
customer requirements.
PCI's two flagship applications are
LOUISE, a Business Management
Solution, and CINDY, an Ad Sales
Management system. Both manage
assets cross-platform (linear and
non-linear), are fully integrated
and fluently interfaced with many
surrounding applications typically
found in media operations worldwide.
As media companies have
aggregated their multi-platform
operations for better efficiencies
and monetisation of assets, the
challenge has become collapsing
what were silo-based technology
platforms and workflows into unified
processes with data integrity. Key
data comes from various sources
and needs to accurately populate
complex decision-making tools.
Any manual or redundant data
exchanges, even ones that are not
time-sensitive to today's market
demands, will haemorrhage costs.

Business Processes

Software solutions providing
support to these unifi ed media
business processes that include
workarounds and interfaces to
exchange shared data simply will
not keep pace with the evolving
media infrastructure. If they are
not scalable and fully integrated
on day one, not even costly custom
enhancements will catch up. They
will continually provide drag against
the forward progression of your
operations and people.

revenue sharing methodology.
Moreover, a BMS must be
equipped with a Task Manager to
direct both human and machine
tasks (such as transcoding, archiving,
file movement) client-designed task
plans that keep workflow across all
essential operational areas moving
smoothly, increasing productivity in a
fully digital and multi-platform world.

Modular Deployment

LOUISE offers different views for all programming grids. This thumbnail view
of a non-linear grid is typical for CatchupTV, VOD or mobile programming

* PCI considers a comprehensive
media Business Management
Solution (BMS) as:
* One that is fully integrated, that
efficiently moves data with
integrity;
* One that manages key media
assets with intuitive controls and
analyses;
* One that scales easily with
changing client requirements,
and;
* One that manages workflow -
human and technology - as well
as data flow.

Perspective

The implementation of a BMS is
a great opportunity for Content
Providers to gain perspective,
analyse the bigger picture and
shape a new 'future -proof'
organisation through a brand new
set of business processes and an
optimised allocation of resources.
The emphasis of a BMS is on
managing simultaneously linear and
non-linear processes from a single
point of data entry.
Content Providers adapt to
change by building new distribution

paths as they become necessary
- web, mobile - but need to step
back and consider a global vision.
With a BMS, content monetisation
no longer stays in distribution silos
but becomes a workflow-based
management process.

Robust Solution

A robust media BMS automates
all aspects of a unified media
operation so that the exact status
is known at any given moment,
and appropriate decisions can be
made in a timely manner as market
forces dictate.
It includes all functionality required
to operate and manage linear
channels (TV and Radio) as well as
non-linear plays. It also includes
a versatile Rights Management
module where all key data - on
rights types, duration, authorisation,
pricing, payments and amortisation
methods - is captured for the
lifecycle of the acquired asset.
At the other end of the business,
a BMS has a Royalties module
able to accurately manage royalty
reporting be it subscriber-based,
consumption-based or any other

ProConsultant Informatique's BMS
- LOUISE - has been successfully
deployed for almost two decades at
cable TV networks, general and pay
TV channels, and MSOs, regularly
implementing new modules as PCI
clients' needs evolve.
Acting as a single point of entry
for all data, and providing automatic
rights controls for both linear
programming and non-linear plays,
LOUISE manages all processes
related to a client's business
acquisition through payments. It
tracks and reports all manner of
royalties required.
Its powerful, integrated Task
Manager (BPM) creates and
monitors all workflows, assigning
automatic or manual task plans
where access to information is
instantaneous.
Furthermore, LOUISE provides
expansionary modules which
greatly facilitate evolving day-today operations.

SocialSeine screenshot

Fully Automated Studio From Visual Radio Comes To NAB
D

uring NAB 2014, MultiCam
Systems and WinMedia come
together to create and present a
Visual Radio (or TV Radio) fully

The Visual Radio (or TV Radio) fully
automatised studio

automated studio.
The configuration of this
temporary studio will rely on
radio microphones, a Rami
modulation detection system, a
MultiCam Systems' HD studio
and two WinMedia setups (one
radio and one TV).
This combination of three
French companies offers visitors
an overview of the evolution that
radio could undergo to become a
real WebTV, IPTV or why not to TNT!
When in automatic mode the
WinMedia Radio setup, which
controls the playlist, sends IP
commands to WinMedia TV to

broadcast exactly the same title
on both Radio and TV.
The idea is to create a radio
master programme with the same
content available in its video version
in the database. Users make radio
as usual, while the WinMedia
master programme sends it through
IP to the WinMedia TV Playout in
real-time while the next title loads
in its video version.
For the audio/video automation
capture during live show, the radio
show is filmed by Multicam system.
Thanks to Rami hardware, the micro
modulation pilot scenarios on the
Multicam system send the mixed

signal to one of the WinMedia TV
Playout inputs, which switch from
the video output of the video card
to the live signal coming from the
studio. It is also able to insert and
control overlay graphics, logo, and
multiple data on scrolling banners.
The result produced is identical
to some successful TV productions.
Last but not least, the new
module WinMedia "publish" will
post live messages simultaneously
as a TV ticker, as associated data
to the radio website or as a post to
all type of social networks including
Facebook, Twitter or Google+.


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