Playout & Transmission Global Viewpoint – March 2016

Verizon Buys Volicon

Familiar compliance tool manufacturer, Volicon, has been purchased by the giant Telco company, Verizon Digital Media Services.

Verizon Digital Media Services just announced the purchase of Volicon, a company familiar to The Broadcast Bridge readers. Volicon manufactures video capture and monitoring tools for on-air and OTT content.

Volicon’s products are used for compliance monitoring related to loudness and closed captioning, ad verification, competitive analysis and repurposing video for the web and social media.

By combining Volicon’s technology with its own, Verizon said it is hoping to help broadcasters repurpose their existing video feeds and channels for online delivery.

Volicon NAB lineup

At NAB 2016, Volicon will showcase new enhancements to the company’s Share application, including integration with the As-Run Log (ARL). The feature enables novice video editors to remove ads quickly and generate complete frame-accurate long-form VOD assets.

Volicon’s Share app offers a cost-effective, and highly scalable approach to multiplatform content creation and delivery.

Volicon’s Share app offers a cost-effective, and highly scalable approach to multiplatform content creation and delivery.

The improved clipping and distribution functions of the Share application make it easier to generate content for any device or service. Volicon says, the Share app offers a cost-effective, and scalable approach to multi-platform content creation and delivery. The application is available as an on premise or SaaS offering.

Also at NAB, Volicon will demonstrate enhancements to the Multiviewer option of its Observer Media Intelligence Platform. The platform enable users to closely monitor every channel in the broadcast delivery chain, including OTT feeds. The new features address the challenges faced by broadcasters needing to create and manager an increasing number of channels and platforms.

Said Verizon Digital Media Services President Bob Toohey, “Volicon’s role as a trusted provider to more than 1,200 broadcast and video operators around the world, combined with deep expertise in video monitoring and analysis, will improve visibility, transparency, and quality of our clients’ content and ads over our global delivery footprint.”

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