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Octopus 8 Newsroom Computer System

Octopus 8 is a newsroom computer system designed for use by television and radio broadcasters. Our software solution facilitates editorial collaboration between news team members at every stage of the newscast production process, from initial receipt of task notification to the moment the completed story goes to the teleprompter. Octopus goes even beyond by providing the tools to publish your content to web and social media channels from a single platform.

Octopus newsroom software runs natively on Linux, Microsoft Windows and Apple OS X. Mobile apps are available for Google Android and Apple iOS tablets as well as smartphones. Octopus is suitable for all types and levels of operation, from a single channel with just a few bulletins per day to full-scale 24/7 news networks.


Octopus Workflow at a Glance

  • Planning
    Getting your story started


    Large assignments and extended stories are usually handled as a collaborative process. Octopus helps editors to deliver notifications and delegate detailed tasks across their team, whether to a staff member in the editing room or a reporter in the field. Source materials, documents, photos, contacts or emails can be attached to the task and will be archived alongside the final content. Users can then allocate all related stories and elements to a central location.
  • Developing
    Edit and share content across teams


    Incoming feeds are gathered to create scripts from a variety of sources such as news agency wires, RSS, social media or any content captured by reporters in the field. Enrich your content by inserting and trimming videos from your channel's database and enhance the final presentation by adding on-screen graphics.
  • Delivering
    Go live on air


    Once your story is completed, Octopus allows you to design rundowns easily and go live. Insert the story into a single or multiple playlist. The system will then calculate time on air based on the length of the story and the speed of every news anchor reading from the teleprompter. Octopus goes beyond the traditional news-making process. It puts you just one click away from publishing to your social media platforms or web page from the same interface.

See how it works!

A picture is worth a thousand words.

Watch our video and see how the Octopus NRCS improves the productivity of newsrooms around the world.

For how-to videos, visit our gallery where you can find tutorials and see how to work with the actual interface.

Octopus 8 NRCS Mobile App

Product Highlights

  • Cross-platform client and server
  • Modern architecture based on an SQL database
  • Fully MOS compliant
  • Modern user interface
  • Support for ActiveX and HTML5 plugins
  • Mobile app for iOS and Android™
  • Social media integration with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube
  • Management reports
  • Flexible web CMS integration
  • Assignment desk with customisable calendars
  • Support for topic centric workflow
  • Automatic rundown scheduler and archiver
  • Floating licensing model
  • Built-in messaging System
  • Multilingual user interface
  • Support for multiple languages simultaneously
  • REST API and exports
  • Wire, RSS, Email, Fax, SMS handling, including handling of media
  • Contacts and guest Management
  • Support for multi-monitor setup

Global Presence
Customers around the world

From Sao Paulo to Moscow and from Hong Kong to New York, Octopus Newsroom has over 200 installations worldwide. Below you can see some of our recent projects


  •  India Today Group
  •  Euronews
  •  Mediacorp
  •  Root Sports
  •  Nation TV
  •  Democracy Now
  •  TRT
  •  Canal 9
  •  Ceska Televize
  •  Radio Free Europe
  •  VG
  •  Vice

Technical Partners

Octopus has been designed to integrate with other manufacturers' solutions, we have extensive experience in connecting to many third-party applications via the MOS protocol. 

Need Help?
Contact Support

 Our Engineering team is available 24/7 for any issues regarding our product.

 or call

+420 221 181 520



Round the Clock Support


Daily users


Customers Worldwide


Years on the Market


Management team 
People behind Octopus

This is us!


Petr Stokuč

Petr Stokuč

This is where it all begun, Managing Director and a majority owner of OCTOPUS Newsroom. He defines and manages corporate strategic vision as well as day-to-day leadership of the company. 

Gabriel Jankó

Gabriel Jankó
Sales Director

With over 10 years of expertise in the broadcasting industry Gabriel is responsible for all business development and strategies in Europe and Americas, as well as the leadership of the Octopus Team.

Carole Pigeard

Carole Pigeard
Sales Manager Africa & Latin America

Carole manages all accounts in Latin America and Africa, she is also in charge of support contracts for new and existing projects. Get in touch with her in almost any language: Russian, Spanish, Macedonian, English or her Native French 

Miro Rusko

Miro Rusko
APAC Director

Member of the Octopus Newsroom since summer of 2013. Coming from enterprise IT systems environment, Miro currently leads the business development in the APAC region.

Gene Sudduth

Gene Sudduth
National Sales Director for North America

Gene is a highly experienced sales professional with a distinguished broadcast industry background plus an excellent knowledge of the US and Canadian broadcast markets


Lukáš Kotek

Lukáš Kotek
Project Director

Lukas joined Octopus after being in the broadcasting business for 11 years, having gained vast experience in the project and account management he is responsible for aligning our strategy with market opportunities as well as for this set of inspiring profile pics

Milan Varga

Milan Varga
Technology Partners Manager

Milan is in charge of all the affairs with OCTOPUS technical partners and integration testing. In addition to his sharp technical skills, Milan is known in the industry for his outgoing personality

David Couto

David Couto
Marketing Manager

A native Spanish Speaker with background in Advertising from La Salle University, he is responsible for Instilling a marketing led ethos throughout the business, coordinate the presence of Octopus in trade shows, maintain relations with the press and look after the global presence of the brand.

Martin Nedbal

Martin Nedbal
Senior Developer

Martin is the machine, member of OCTOPUS Newsroom almost since it's inception. He designs, maintains and develops the system to meet our customers' needs. He has a superb knowledge in computer languages that this space is not enough to list them. Seriously.

This is where we are
We'd love to hear from you!

Our locations around the globe.

OCTOPUS Newsroom s.r.o.
Nad Tratí 6, Prague 6
160 00, Prague

Czech Republic
+420 221 181 511

UK Office
OCTOPUS Newsroom Trading Ltd.
2nd Floor,9 Chapel Place,
EC2A 3DQ, London


Thailand Office
OCTOPUS Newsroom APAC Ltd.
Sukhumvit 71 Road
Watthana, Bangkok 10110

+66 616 047 182

US Office
OCTOPUS Newsroom Americas Inc.
333 Bush Street, Suite 2020,
San Francisco, CA 94104


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