Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share
02/12/2008

Grass Valley Partners With Vivesta For Affordable Content Management And Channel Management

Thomson, a leader in video solutions, has announced that its Grass Valley division is working with Vivesta, a broadcast media software company based in Hilversum, The Netherlands, to market affordable channel management as well as automation and content management solutions to small - and mid-sized broadcasters.
These solutions will include the Grass Valley K2 media server and Vivesta's MediaFlow scalable broadcast management and automation encoding workflow software.
Thijs Vanderhallen, Marketing Director from Vivesta, said: "The tight integration of Vivesta MediaFlow software and the Grass Valley K2 media servers enables us to provide broadcasters with a comprehensive and highly scalable channel management solution, as well as providing a play-out solution based on proven components for a lower cost per channel than conventional solutions."
Designed for multi-channel broadcast environments, this tightly integrated combination of the K2 server with Vivesta's software provides customers with a comprehensive channel management and content management solution that is reliable and extremely flexible.
Transmission schedules and playout operations can be managed and monitored from any location via Web browser user interfaces. The modular approach of the MediaFlow channel management system in combination with the Grass Valley K2 server gives customers a reliable platform with the ability to scale to an advanced multi-channel play-out solution as necessary.
Jeff Rosica, Senior Vice President of the Grass Valley division within Thomson, said: "This joint solution is part of our effort to continue to drive down the already affordable price per channel of our powerful K2 media servers in all types of content distribution workflows, making sophisticated content management technology available to a wide range of broadcasters.
"K2 also offers the utmost in flexibility. Thanks to the K2 server's AMP protocol support, it's easy for leading developers such as Vivesta to quickly and easily perform key tasks, such as asset management."
MediaFlow can be expanded with one or more workflow application modules, such as programme management, scheduling, long-term planning, broadband VOD publishing, rights management, as well as device automation modules for the control of routers, transcoders, graphic servers and video servers. This allows broadcasters to start with a basic playout solution and extend the MediaFlow platform to a multi-channel broadcast management and automation solution.
Recently, United Broadcast Facilities (part of the Euromedia Group), in The Netherlands, selected the MediaFlow channel management and automation suite to service a new multi-channel music station.
The playout platform delivers multiple broadcast channels and VOD services on digital TV, the internet and DVB-H mobile video. The MediaFlow platform deployed is based on two K2 media clients, a K2 media server, and K2 RAID storage.
Further information is available at: www.vivesta.com and www.thomsongrassvalley.com.
(KMcA)
VMI.TV Ltd

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

20/05/2024
Channel 4 Trebles Viewing Of TV Shows
Channel 4 delivered a three-fold year-on-year increase in UK viewing of full episodes of TV shows on YouTube in Q1, and, its made-for-social network C
17/05/2024
E45 Unveils Channel 4 Diversity In Advertising Campaign
Skincare brand E45 has unveiled its Channel 4 Diversity in Advertising Award-winning campaign, shining a light on the lived experiences of Trans peopl
05/10/2009
Grass Valley K2 Solo Server Wins 2009 Pick Hit Award
At the recent IBC 2009 exhibition in Amsterdam, the Grass Valley K2 Solo portable multi-format standard and high-definition capable (SD/HD) server was
05/12/2008
Magnolia Launches Web Content Management Solution For The Broadcast Media
Magnolia, the Open Source content management vendor that delivers simplicity on an enterprise scale, has today officially launched Magnolia-on-Air , a
26/03/2007
Signiant and Bitcentral Join Forces to Create Broadcast Industry’s First Distributed Asset Management Solution
Signiant has announced that Bitcentral is integrating Signiant technology into its entire range of products. As a result of this strategic OEM partner
18/09/2003
ON-AIR Systems launch broadcast management solution
ON-AIR Systems, world-leading developer of broadcast automation solutions, launched a new broadcast management solution at IBC 2003. ON-AIR Traffic is
29/08/2012
ABS Broadcast Design ABSolute Delivery Platform Transmission Service
ABS Broadcast has designed its ABSolute Delivery Platform transmission service to offer new and innovative services to assist its customers to better
01/08/2014
SintecMedia To Unveil Full Product Family At IBC
SintecMedia will showcase its full product family, including new and existing offerings that help customers monetize their assets and streamline their
25/06/2019
ES Broadcast Expands Senior Management Team
ES Broadcast Hire has expanded its senior management team in the UK with the recruitment of Andy Scott as the company's first general manager. The app
20/11/2017
Marquis Broadcast – Media Management Made Simple
As storage capacities grow and timescales shrink, managing your media and metadata has never been more important. Whether you're a large broadcaster o
13/03/2017
PROVYS: Always The Gold Standard In Broadcast Management
It goes without saying that every broadcaster in the world has to ensure the smooth and efficient control of complex workflows, this being a non-negot
11/03/2014
Harris Broadcast Expands EMEA Management
Content management and network infrastructure solutions provider Harris Broadcast has appointed Paul Wallis to the role of director of sales for the M
15/05/2012
TMD Demonstrates Asset Management At Broadcast Asia
TransMedia Dynamics (TMD), a world leader in the development and delivery of solutions and services to the global media, broadcast and archive industr
20/11/2008
C More Entertainment Streamlines Broadcast Management By Upgrading To ForeTV
Premium television company, C More Entertainment is set to become the first broadcaster in continental Europe to upgrade to MSA Focus' ForeTV, the wor
11/01/2008
Pharos To Showcase Studio Playtime, Media Management For The Gallery At Broadcast LIVE & VideoForum
Pharos will showcase their Studio Playtime system, studio control module integrated with the Mediator media management platform, at Broadcast LIVE & V