Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share
28/06/2018

TVT Strikes Landmark Deal With ITV

News Image
TVT has struck a landmark deal with ITV to provide a comprehensive content management platform for the UK and international markets.

TVT will manage media logistics, content preparation and access services across all ITV's platforms, linking closely with the ITV team and its partners to process more than 35,000 hours of content per year – including volumes being delivered in the UK to ITV Global Entertainment customers around the world. Managing content via its ContentSelect media management platform, TVT will prepare and deliver some of the UK's most-watched television programmes.

Helen Stevens, Director of Broadcast & Content Operations at ITV, said: "Being able to deliver the best possible experience for our all our viewers is vital for ITV and working with TVT to ensure that we have cutting-edge management of media distribution and access services across all our platforms is crucial to achieving that objective."

Central to the deal is the inclusion of access services fully incorporated into TVT's management of the UK content journey. A year after launching a new Access Services business unit led by Senior Vice President of Content Services David Padmore, a pioneer in the field, TVT will produce around 15,000 hours of subtitled content and 2,000 hours of audio description a year.

TVT's access services solution is tailored for ITV's portfolio of programmes and covers every UK region – including live simultaneous captioning across all regional news programmes – while delivering the production of visual signing from ITV SignPost, the broadcaster's internal unit, within the managed workflow.

TVT has worked closely with ITV to create an across-the-board, seamlessly integrated media asset management platform for ITV, ITV2, ITV3, ITV4, CITV, ITVBe. and ITV Choice internationally. A major draw for ITV is the fact that TVT is able to ensure this unified and secure collaborative solution allows ITV's Compliance, Media Logistics and Operations teams and TVT's Media Management and Access Services teams, as well as third-party providers and localisation partners, to all have real-time visibility and access to content management tasks.

Ian Brotherston, TVT's Chief Executive, said: "ContentSelect is at the heart of all of the work we are doing for ITV. Creating a single content management hub via our platform and linking it directly with ITV's systems ensures live, end-to-end visibility for both teams in preparing and tracking all media assets for distribution in the UK, as well as management of localisation production."

ContentSelect will be fully integrated directly with ITV's systems through the cloud and TVT's datacentre infrastructure, allowing all parties involved in content preparation and delivery to see in real time where each media asset is, what needs to be done next and who is responsible for each task.

"We have built an overarching media management platform that is uniquely broad in terms of covering the entire content journey," Mr Brotherston added. "There is no need for spreadsheets to be flying backwards and forwards."

The unified platform will enable all users to track workflow progress right from receipt of the material, through content preparation and compliance editing (which will be executed by ITV's internal team), to access services and localisation, all the way through to delivery for linear playout, on-demand services and international fulfilment.

www.tvt.biz
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

22/05/2019
SnapStream Adds Direct Integration With Sony's Ci Media Cloud
Sony through its Intelligent Media Services business and SnapStream have announced direct integration between Sony's Ci Media Cloud platform and SnapS
29/09/2017
RTS Announces Nominations For North West Awards 2017
The Royal Television Society (RTS) North West Centre has announced the nominations for its annual awards, at an event sponsored by Audio Network. Cat
05/04/2017
Spot & Spin To Launch Pay-As-You-Go Content Management Services At NAB
Spot & Spin is to launch its range of pay-as-you-go content management services at the the 2017 NAB Show in Las Vegas. "Spot & Spin gives film and tel
02/10/2015
RTS North West Announce Awards Shortlist
The Royal Television Society (RTS) North West Centre has announced the shortlist for its annual awards at an event hosted by CBBC presenter Lauren Lay
08/08/2017
Argosy To Highlight Power Management Solutions
Argosy has announced that it will exhibit flexible and customised power management solutions when exhibiting at IBC2017 next month. The mix of power m
23/07/2001
ITV TO FORM NEW ONLINE DIVISION
ITV ARE to form a new division, ITV Interactive, as the unified home for all online and interactive activities and the portal operations of ITV Active
21/02/2019
ITV Builds Linear And On-Demand Content Supply Chain
As an integrated producer broadcaster, ITV creates, owns, and distributes high quality content on multiple platforms globally. The company operates th
24/07/2017
Flexible Archiving With Cubix
Ortana Media Group offers a wide range of products for use in broadcast content ingest, archiving, processing and distribution. These are available fo
13/05/2004
SMG settles differences with ITV over digital rights
Following the recent sale of The Scottish Media Group's (SMG) 25% GMTV stake held to ITV plc, the two companies have reached an agreement on the use o
16/05/2008
ITV Acquires Silverback
ITV has announced that it has acquired the Swedish-based independent production company and programme formats business Silverback AB. The deal is cons
19/04/2006
ITV Play launches on Freeview
ITV has today launched its newest digital channel on Freeview – ITV Play – with big name programmes lined up for the coming weeks. The ITV Play channe
02/05/2002
Prebble quits as ITV chief
The chief executive of ITV, Stuart Prebble, has resigned. Prebble had been under pressure to quit because of the spectacular implosion of ITV Digital.
21/11/2006
ITV Board Rejects NTL Merger Proposal
The Board of ITV has rejected a merger proposal from NTL as one with "little strategic logic." In a statement, the Board said it believed that "wherea
22/09/2008
ITV Distributors Rebranded As Global Entertainment
ITV plc has announced that ITV Worldwide, Granada International, and Granada Ventures will be collectively renamed ITV Global Entertainment Ltd. Led b
25/04/2001
GRANADA AND CARLTON TO ALIGN ITV AND ONDIGITAL
CARLTON Communications and Granada have announced proposals for a new partnership to align ITV and ONdigital - creating an integrated free-to-air, pay