WNMU TV Selects Cantemo Portal

PBS affiliate WNMU-TV 13 has selected Cantemo Portal to handle its media workflow.

Having suffered a burst water main, which put extra pressure on an already outdated, end-of-life system, WNMU was looking to overhaul its entire system. The resulting power outage severely disabled the station, so WNMU was clear it needed a modular approach to build in valuable redundancy and make replacing individual components much easier.

“We really appreciate the fact that the services we are delivering are reliable and robust, thanks to some of the new technical services that have been installed, including  Cantemo Portal,” commented Eric Smith, General Manager, WNMU-TV 13.

Cantemo Portal has been implemented to manage the broadcaster’s entire workflow. It has been integrated with each component of the new system, meaning everything can be handled and managed within Portal. WNMU has also established a number of custom workflows and rules using the Cantemo Rules Engine.

Having previously been an up-converted SD station, WNMU is now broadcasting two 1080i HD channels and one SD channel, 24/7. This solution has enabled the transition to HD, as well as being future-ready for upcoming formats.

“Cantemo Portal has enabled us to build custom workflows for today, but at the same time has plenty of room for future integration,” commented Grant Guston, Chief Engineer, WNMU-TV 13. “Having Cantemo Portal in place means that we know, no matter how much content we generate, we can stay in control.”

Parham Azimi, CEO, Cantemo said: “WNMU TV 13 had a very clear set of objectives and wish list, which really helped the station to get a unique and flexible system to meet those objectives precisely. Our modular approach also means that WNMU can be safe in the knowledge that it won’t lose everything should it experience another catastrophe.”

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