For Immediate Release
BroadStream Solutions Withdraws from IBC 2020 Due to COVID-19
Our employees’ health and safety come first for us.
Duluth, GA USA – 14 May 2020 – Integrated playout specialist, BroadStream Solutions, announced today it will not attend the IBC 2020 Conference and Expo in Amsterdam for the safety and well-being of our employees.
“BroadStream is a family company, and despite the economic shutdown due to COVID-19 we have declared to all our staff that we are, all in this together,” according to David Bowes, President and CEO at BroadStream, “We view our whole team as essential, and as such no individual or team will be asked to do any more or less than any other – across all our offices in USA, Europe and India. We have been fortunate to be able to help many of our customers adapt to working from home by using our technology and our software. We have also helped many students study from home with special licenses. In addition, the generosity of our staff has enabled us to help the communities where we work, particularly reaching out to those people around us who are most at risk.
As many countries begin to open up and businesses start to move back to their offices, we are committed to ensuring that our staff remain safe and healthy. With this as our only priority, we have decided to cancel our plans to attend IBC 2020. We respect that other companies are making tough decisions, but we strongly urge those in our community to evaluate what is absolutely necessary and essential at this time of high risk.
We extend our blessings to all who work in our industry, whether partners, customers or competitors. May you all survive and thrive through 2020, staying safe, healthy and prosperous, and we very much look forward to demonstrating our exciting new products virtually this year.
It is our most sincere desire that we will see all our great friends and colleagues in Amsterdam at IBC in 2021.”
Chuck Jones, CMO
BroadStream Solutions, Inc
BroadStream (https://broadstream.com) specializes in flexible, highly scalable solutions for integrated playout, live automated captioning & subtitling, file-based, captioning & subtitling, caption encoding and subtitling software tools. Our OASYS Integrated Playout solution is used world-wide by broadcasters of all sizes for Content Preparation, Playout and Management. Designed to improve workflow efficiency, solutions are available in SD, HD, and IP as well as SD/HD-SDI and SDI/IP hybrid playout configurations to provide a solid migration path to future technologies, including the cloud.
In 2018, BroadStream acquired Screen Subtitling Systems in the UK. Screen specialises in products for the preparation and delivery of captions, subtitles and value-add information services across multiple platforms and devices. Our combined 60+ years of hands-on experience consistently delivers quality, flexibility, dependability, improved workflows and operational efficiency that scale from single channel facility to multichannel broadcasters and service providers.