PlayBox Technology has announced major enhancements to its server-based Neo and SaaS-based CloudAir broadcast playout solutions, adding features and extending the range of interface capabilities.
Implementation of software in public clouds might not be as straightforward as it seems. Outdated software licensing models restrict one of the fundamental advantages of cloud systems, that is their ability to grow and shrink as the dynamics of the business demands, sometimes by the hour.
With five hyper-local channels serving the New York Tri-state area, News12 Traffic & Weather is using a Ross Video XPression Tick-It platform (including a specialized server, software and real-time motion graphics system) across all of its bureaus to create revenue-generating text and information that is displayed on the lower third of the screen.
DMC has pioneered multi-channel playout over the cloud with the successful implementation of a Pebble Beach solution.
For the past year Dalet Digital Media Systems has been promoting the idea of combining the traditional tools of a newsroom computer system, news production workflow and playout operations into a streamlined way of producing and distributing news content called Unified News Operations (UNO). Several broadcasters around the world have embraced the idea and are now reaping the benefits of increased productivity and a faster time to air.
Corus Entertainment, a Canadian broadcaster, has gone to Evertz for content management and playout. Corus will be deploying Evertz’ Mediator-X content management and automation system, alongside its OvertureRT-Live integrated playout engine.