BroadStream Promotes Shelinder Sachdeva to VP of Sales for South Asia and the Middle East

Duluth, GA USA –  25 June 2020 – Integrated playout and subtitling specialist, BroadStream Solutions, announced today that Shelinder Sachdeva has been promoted to handle a new role, to expand the Company’s business and operations in the Middle East, reporting to CEO, David Bowes.

“Shelinder Sachdeva, performed an excellent job of expanding the business and operations for BroadStream Solutions in South Asia while maintaining the brand’s industry leadership position,” said CEO, David Bowes.

His extensive background in playout automation software sales and deep understanding of BroadStream and our OASYS Integrated Playout solution and services, has helped BroadStream gain a significant market position in the region. We congratulate Shelinder on his new position and responsibilities, and are confident that his expertise will continue to help BroadStream expand our product portfolio and business in the Middle East for years to come.

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BroadStream Contact:
Chuck Jones, CMO
BroadStream Solutions, Inc
[email protected]

 

About BroadStream

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 from single channel operators to operations scaling from 3 – 12 channels and service providers with 50+ channels. OASYS delivers on Content Preparation, Playout and Management to improve workflow efficiency for broadcasters at every level. 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 cloud implementations.

In 2018, BroadStream acquired Screen Subtitling Systems in the UK. Screen specializes in products for the preparation and delivery of captions, subtitles and value-add information services across multiple platforms and devices. With Screen we recently introduced VoCaption, a new AI-based, automated live captioning and subtitling solution to provide highly accurate subtitles for live programming, breaking news, emergency subtitling and more.

BroadStream Withdraws from IBC 2020

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.”

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BroadStream Contact:
Chuck Jones, CMO
BroadStream Solutions, Inc
[email protected]

About BroadStream

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.

BroadStream Releases VoCaption-Live, Automated Subtitling Solution

For Immediate Release      

 BroadStream Announces Official Release of VoCaption for Live Automated Captions and Subtitles

Acquisition of Screen Subtitling Systems creates new product launch.

Duluth, GA USA –  8 May 2020 – Integrated playout specialist, BroadStream Solutions, announced that it will officially release VoCaption, Live Automated Captioning & Subtitling Solution during the NAB Express Show May 13-14, 2020.

This represents the Company’s first new product launch since the acquisition of well-known subtitling experts, Screen Subtitling Systems, Inc. Located in Suffolk, in the UK, Screen has specialized in developing products and solutions for the preparation and delivery of subtitles and captions, including value-added information services across multiple platforms and devices for over 40 years.

We’ve been working very hard to combine the two teams together under one umbrella brand since the acquisition,” said David Bowes, BroadStream’s President and CEO, “and VoCaption represents a great joint effort between our Development and Engineering teams.”

The new BroadStream Engineering Team incorporated AI, artificial intelligence, in the form of a speech-to-text processing engine to create an automated solution that can be used to support live captioners or provide captioning where live captioners are not available and do so at a fraction of the cost of human captioning, with significant quality improvements over previous AI efforts that will benefit hearing disadvantaged viewers, as well as, viewers in locations where television is available, but without sound.

Stenography, as a profession, has been in decline since 2013. As senior professionals retire they are not being replaced by younger candidates who are passing on transcription as a career in favor of other professions. Coupled with this industry decline, we’re seeing increased demand for live captioning due to new regulations in multiple countries, more live and breaking news, 24-hour news cycles, increased use of subtitles in social media and an explosion of new streaming options for viewers. Additional competition for live captioners is coming from corporate events, government briefings, meetings and increased usage from the legal system for depositions and trials are creating resource issues and rising prices for human captioning.

“While many will say machine captions are not as accurate as humans, or, they’ve tried it before and it wasn’t good enough, we’ve watched the AI technology improve dramatically over the last few years, and find it to be on a par and sometimes better than humans with quality audio, and it will only get better and better,” according to Melissa Preslar”, BroadStream’s Chief Operating Officer, “in addition, broadcasters tell us that even when a few errors do pop-up, the significantly lower cost for VoCaption is too good to pass up.”

VoCaption will be available as part of OASYS Integrated Playout, as well as, with Polistream our leading, subtitle inserter. A stand-alone solution that integrates with 3rd party caption inserters will also be available, along with a non-broadcast version for live on-premise captions at events, meetings, briefings, and presentations.

“We are especially excited about VoCaption’s integration with OASYS Integrated Playout and our Polistream Caption & Subtitle Transmission system as these options will enable broadcasters to reduce their hardware investment and take advantage of the automation from OASYS along with the great features that Polistream and VoCaption deliver,” Bowes commented, “plus, many of Screen’s customers have requested a playout solution from Screen that provides all the features they need for playout with a tight integration to Screen’s subtitling and value-add products.”

You can see more about VoCaption at the NABShow Express and at BroadStream’s website.

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BroadStream Contact:                                                                                

Chuck Jones, CMO
BroadStream Solutions, Inc
[email protected]

About BroadStream

BroadStream (https://broadstream.com) specializes in flexible and 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, to make transitioning easier.

In 2018, BroadStream acquired Screen Subtitling Systems in the UK. Screen specializes 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 operating hundreds of channels.