While a software company at its core, Tightrope Media Systems’s mission is to design and deliver complete solutions for its customers, including, ZEPLAY, a multichannel, affordable and reliable slow-motion instant replay system for live sports; and Cablecast, a comprehensive ingest, scheduling and playout solution for broadcast and cable stations, comprised of tried-and-true, integrated server and automation technologies with redundant architectures for maximum reliability in automated station playout.
Tightrope solutions are especially popular with specialty broadcasters that are underserved by affordable professional solutions, including venues, universities, production trucks and local cable access/PEG channels. Tightrope solutions also help their customers reliably stream their broadcast content, live or on-demand, to the web for seamless, multiplatform delivery across multiple consumer sets and devices.
Many broadcasters also rely on Tightrope’s web-based Carousel digital signage solution for an additional layer of redundancy, automatically switching to live bulletin board feeds and other dynamic outputs as scheduled or required. Networked architectures also allow broadcasters to deliver broadcast and other video content from central headends to digital displays around broadcast and cable facilities, live event venues and other production-oriented facilities.