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KRSU Launches OASYS Playout Virtually During Pandemic

Duluth, GA, USA – September 1, 2020: Leading integrated playout and subtitling specialist, BroadStream Solutions, is pleased to announce that Public Television Station KRSU, Claremore, OK went live recently with BroadStream’s OASYS Integrated Playout as their new broadcast automation solution.

“KRSU is the only full-powered public television station licensed to a public university in Oklahoma and serves over 1.2 million people in northeastern Oklahoma and the Tulsa metropolitan area, according to Royal Aills, General Manager. We are a recognized leader in providing distance learning opportunities for students, in addition to producing educational telecourses and live interactive college and high school courses, special interest local programming, children’s programming and documentary features.”

KRSU’s OASYS Integrated Playout system is a 1+1 HD Playout with Redundancy Manager on the Main channel and a 1+1 SD Playout system with Redundancy Manager on a secondary channel. Both the Main and Secondary channels include Extended Graphics capability. Ingest is via 2 HD BroadStream Maker ingest channels and a 32TB NAS with Indexing Services. OASYS is also integrated with Myers Protrack BXF Traffic system and Media Asset Management solution using CUC Solutions Archival System.

“Our timing for this project was, unfortunately, during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic”, according to Kevin Shoemaker, Chief Engineer at KRSU. However, the BroadStream Team was ready and able to make up for the lack of on-premise work and skillfully provided excellent virtual commissioning and training to our staff. Having the OASYS system up and running gives us so many more features, flexibility and workflow improvements than our previous automation system, and this will help us operate much more efficiently. We know, moving forward, that if necessary our OASYS system and staff can perform all necessary functions remotely and our ability to broadcast will never be in jeopardy. The change from traditional Master Control to the OASYS Integrated Playout system is a huge step ahead for us.”

“We are very excited to have KRSU as part of the BroadStream Family,” said David Bowes, President and CEO of BroadStream. “Kevin Shoemaker and his team have been great to work with considering the added stress COVID-19 caused during their commissioning and training. We are very proud of the way our team stepped up and stuck to the timetable, despite the lock-down. We value our relationship with them and the entire Public Television community and look forward to supporting KRSU for many years in the future.”

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About KRSU-TV PBS

KRSU-TV Public Television (http://rsu.tv) station is part of Rogers State University and governed by the OU Board of Regents. RSU Public TV provides educational, cultural and general interest programming to an audience of 1.2 million viewers in northeastern Oklahoma, and the Tulsa metropolitan area. RSU is recognized as a national leader in providing distance learning opportunities for students, and RSU Public TV’s production expertise has been a key component in this endeavor. In addition to producing educational telecourses and live interactive college and high school concurrent courses, RSU Public TV also produces special interest local programming, children’s programs and documentary features. RSU Public TV is operated by a full-time professional staff. The station also serves as an instructional facility for RSU broadcasting students interested in rewarding careers in the television industry. Students perform numerous functions in the station’s day-to-day operations.

About BroadStream Solutions

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.