TV Broadcasters

TV Broadcasters 2018-08-13T17:15:02+00:00

Hundreds of TV Broadcasters across the globe reap significant rewards by relying on BroadStream Solutions’ OASYS Integrated Playout to improve playout performance and enhance the branding of their TV channels.

TV Network giants that operate globally to national broadcasters, to local single/dual channel call letter stations have found BroadStream’s software-based, modular solutions to be the easiest, most flexible automated playout solution available.

We combine automation, ingest, playout, switching and graphics with other specialty broadcast tools into a single integrated playout platform can be readily tailored to any specific situation from a single channel playout application to a fully integrated, multi-channel broadcast facility.

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KLRU-TV PBS Station Austin, TX

“We will gain a significant amount of flexibility with the OASYS integrated graphics capabilities. The task of building custom promos and tagging content will be fully automated so that program editors can focus on content and more important duties”.

Chris Ostertag, Director of Technology, KLRU-TV PBS Austin, TX

“There were quite a few potential providers, but there was no single vendor that could deliver all of our criteria on one software-based platform. It was only when we started talking to BroadStream about the OASYS integrated playout system that we knew we’d found ‘the one’.”

Tom Cummings-Technical Services Director, WBGU-TV PBS

“Our Programming Department is ‘head-over-heels’ with with our simplified program ingest workflow that avoids many tedious steps required with our legacy system.”

Trenton Mengel, Director of Engneering, KTSF-TV

“This was a big change and our BroadStream Project Engineer worked with us from beginning to end to configure the system, work out the kinks and help us get ready for the launch”, according to Joe Glynn, Vice President of Engineering at WVIA. “The OASYS platform gives us much more capability and flexibility than our previous automation system, which helps tremendously as we move to more unmanned hours in Master Control”.

Joe Glynn, Vice President of Engineering, WVIA-TV, Pittston, PA

“This was one of the smoothest commissioning projects I’ve ever experienced”, according to Bob Wyatt, Chief Technology Officer at KAKM. “The OASYS platform gives us much more capability and flexibility than our previous automation system, which helps operationally as we move to more unmanned hours in Master Control”. “The change from traditional Master Control to the OASYS Integrated Playout system is a big step ahead for us.”

Bob Wyatt, Chief Technology Officer, KAKM, Alaska Public Media

“We are pleased with the OASYS system and new streamlined workflows”, according to Janette Thornbrue, Vice President of Operations at OETA.

Janette Thornbrue, Vice President, Operations, Oklahoma Educational Television Authority

“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.”

Richard Ladd, Vice President, Engineering, Oklahoma Educational Television Authority

 

 

KTSF Selects BroadStream

I manage the technical operations for KTSF, the only independent television station within the top 10 DMA’s in America and, we produce the only local, live Chinese language newscasts in the United States.

Just like most stations we are faced with many operational challenges, none are more consuming than figuring out what to do with our aging master control infrastructure while dealing with the daunting task of moving our transmission chain as a result of the FCC’s repack initiative.

I started the process earlier this year at NAB2017. My focus was on next generation solutions, specifically channel-in-a-box-like products. My goal/hope was to find a single vendor to replace my existing traditional master control solution of a separate video server, automation, graphics and switching solution.

After extensive due-diligence I selected the OASYS Integrated Playout solution from BroadStream Solutions. I was impressed by the system’s seamless integration, and software, all organically developed by BroadStream. 

With the repacking quickly approaching I needed a smooth and seamless deployment. Fortunately, that is exactly what I have experienced. 

BroadStream is big on process, from pre-sales engineering to a detailed statement of work and project management that provides a single point of contact throughout the installation and commissioning. My project manager, Chuck Jones, was very pro-active scheduling calls to review progress even though there were relatively few issues to address. My project engineer, David Porter, performed the commissioning and on-site training as well as post-commissioning follow-up that really helped us become comfortable with the new system and workflows.KTSF Enjoys the BroadStream Experience

I recognized system ROI from the very beginning as it took, literally, just a few minutes to transfer the existing automation Metadata database to the OASYS system. 

There would be no re-prepping of our existing files.  The dual 10gig ports on the servers enabled us to transfer 17TB of files extremely fast.  Once the legacy video server files were transferred they played natively without transcoding, and saved us countless hours.

Our programming department is “head-over-heels” with our simplified program ingest and workflow that avoids many of the tedious steps required by our legacy system. Plus, the ability to handle open captioning in Chinese fonts is also huge for us as you might guess.

There are a number of features that make OASYS the right solution for KTSF such as, the integrated complex graphics, the capability to check file compatibility prior to landing on the player, the built-in redundancy of both server play-out and automation play lists, the multi-channel web client that allows us to control the system from any location with a network connection and many more.  But, I don’t have time to delineate them all as I need to get on with the FCC repack!

Thank you for delivering peace of mind, BroadStream!

Trenton Mengel, Director of Engineering, KTSF-TV