OETA, Oklahoma Educational Television Authority, Teams with BroadStream and OASYS Integrated Playout

Atlanta, GA, USA – March 14, 2018: Leading integrated playout systems specialist, BroadStream Solutions, is pleased to announce that PBS affiliate, Oklahoma Educational Television Authority, OETA, went live recently with BroadStream’s OASYS Integrated Playout as their broadcast automation solution.

OETA operates 4 channels, from their studios in Oklahoma City, that include OETA-HD, OETA OKLA, OETA Create and PBS KIDS via their statewide network of 4 full-powered transmitters and 14 translator booster stations serving the citizens of Oklahoma. OETA reaches over 2 million viewers each week making them the most watched PBS station in America.

OETA provides essential educational content and services that inform, inspire and connect viewers to ideas and information to enrich the lives of fellow Oklahomans with educational and public television programming, educational training and curriculum, outreach initiatives and online features that collectively encourage lifelong learning.

OETA’s broadcast system includes 4 OASYS playout channels with Extended Graphics capability and Secondary Record. 2+2 Redundancy on the Main and OKLA channels along with 2, SD channels for Create and KIDS with automatic failover. OETA’s ingest includes 4 HD and 2 SD Maker channels plus a 108TB Network Attached Storage system with Indexing Services. In addition, OETA incorporates OASYS Centralized Services and multiple workstations for monitoring and control using Multi-Channel Web Client, Designer, Browser, Remote Maker Client, two additional Production Servers and integration with Myers Protrack BXF Traffic system to manage traffic and programming.

“We are pleased with the OASYS system and new streamlined workflows”, according to Janette Thornbrue, Vice President of Operations at OETA. “The OASYS platform provides us with much more capability and flexibility than our previous system and moves us forward operationally”.  Richard Ladd, Vice President of Engineering, commented that “BroadStream’s OASYS software has put us in a great position to take on challenges that we may face in the future of broadcasting.”

“We are thrilled to have OETA as a member of the BroadStream Family,” said David Bowes, President and CEO of BroadStream. “We value our relationship with them and the entire PBS community, and look forward to a long partnership with OETA’s Team for many years to come.”

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About OETA, Oklahoma Educational Television Authority

OETA (www.oeta.tv)provides essential educational content and services that inform, inspire and connect viewers to ideas and information to enrich the lives of fellow Oklahomans with educational and public television programming, educational training and curriculum, outreach initiatives and online features that collectively encourage lifelong learning. OETA operates 4 channels, from our studios in Oklahoma City, that include OETA-HD, OETA OKLA, OETA Create and PBS KIDS and broadcasts over our statewide network of 4 full-powered transmitters and 14 translator booster stations serving the citizens Oklahoma. OETA reaches over 2 million viewers each week and is the most watched PBS station in America.

About BroadStream Solutions

BroadStream Solutions (www.broadstream.com) specializes in the playout of linear television channels for broadcasters, networks, cable, and satellite operations around the globe. Our 25 plus years of expertise in broadcast is focused on developing leading edge solutions that are software-based and consistently deliver flexibility, dependability, improved workflows and operational efficiency for our clients and customers around the world. Our solutions scale from single channel government and commercial playback to multi-channel PBS and commercial broadcasters, as well as, large multi-channel system’s providers operating hundreds of channels world-wide.

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