Icelandic State Broadcaster RÚV Upgrades Production Capabilities With New Avid | Stream IO

Avid has signed a multi-year subscription agreement with Icelandic state broadcaster RÚV to upgrade its server platform to Avid | Stream IO, Avid’s new ingest and playout solution. Iceland’s national public-service broadcaster, RÚV, broadcasts linear and non-linear TV and radio across the country.

With a flexible architecture that can be configured to ingest or play out IP streams and SDI streams, Avid | Stream IO will allow RÚV’s production teams to migrate from legacy workflows and on-premises deployment to cloud and IP workflows at their own pace. It will also allow them to increase efficiency by combining different ingest sources in a single configuration.

Ideal for live entertainment and multi-camera productions, Avid | Stream IO supports all common production formats, including SDI; compressed IP streams SRT / RTMP are coming soon, while NDI and then SMPTE 2110 will follow later next year. As a next-generation product, Avid | Stream IO offers all the capabilities of Avid’s proven hardware-based server solutions—AirSpeed and FastServe—while expanding support for emerging IP standards and higher-precision formats, such as 4K and HDR.  

Avid | Stream IO also supports Avid’s proven fast-turnaround workflows, all while tightly integrating with RUV’s existing subscription agreement to Avid’s media workflow platform MediaCentral, minimizing disruption to production. MediaCentral is the industry’s most comprehensive media workflow platform, enabling collaboration from any location to accelerate content turnaround. The Avid MediaCentral set of tools streamlines the entire production workflow, allowing dispersed teams to create better content faster, deliver to more outlets and devices, and maximize the value of users’ media.

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