When RS Public Company Limited (PCL), one of Thailand’s premiere media and entertainment companies, needed a way to streamline its news and playout operations, it turned to Imagine Communications to deploy a fully integrated and centralized master control room (MCR) and news playout system, including full workflow automation.
For the past two and a half years Belgian broadcaster VRT—in partnership with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), and iMinds (a digital research and incubation center)— has hosted an in-house R&D testing lab called VRT Sandbox. The project allows broadcast engineers and product vendors to test new IP-centric ideas and workflows.
Cinegy News comes pre-configured with everything needed to get a news channel on the air from ingest through editing to approval and playout.
Consumer off the shelf technology (COTS) is providing broadcast TV facilities an economical foundation for technical growth in all directions.
While NewTek and Vizrt previously have worked together, the two companies have now entered into a formal collaborative agreement to market and sell a new automated newsroom system that leverages live IP-based production tools from both vendors.
ToolsOnAir’s new onCore is described as a new software component system designed to deliver the ultimate in multipurpose broadcast and workflow automation.