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  • PPTV HD Thailand Invests in Octopus Newsroom Automation
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    December 11, 2018, 

    Authors: David Kirk, Adam Kennedy-Ripon

    Bangkok, Thailand – Octopus announces the completion of a newsroom computer system at the Bangkok headquarters of Thai television channel PPTV HD. Founded by entrepreneur Prasert Prasarttong-Osoth, PPTV HD went live on June 1, 2013, with a broad mix of news, entertainment, documentaries and sports, targeting the 18 to 35 age group.

    "We began as a linear channel transmitting via satellite C-band and cable, extending in 1080i high definition to the Thai terrestrial digital multiplex and later to online networking," says PPTV HD's IT Director Pitsanu Porameesanaporn. "News currently amounts to just over 30 per cent of our output which is quite a large proportion for any broadcast channel. We tackle it under the five categories of home news, global news, hot issues, lifestyle and entertainment news. Sport occupies another 20 per cent or so of our programme schedule and overlaps quite frequently into the news coverage."

    "We selected the Octopus newsroom computer system as the most versatile and operator-friendly way to improve production efficiency. It has proved an ideal choice for creating linear and on-demand news as well as sports coverage, and is a great improvement on what was previously a largely manual workflow."

    "Our target viewers, and indeed those of every age group, are increasingly watching via IP-connected digital devices both at home and when traveling. Mobile viewers are usually in a hurry so appreciate the freedom to select the news that most interests them rather than watching traditionally constructed linear programmes. By providing that option, we are also able to compete strongly with other online news sources."
     
    "Installation and configuration commenced just one month before the system went live and was completed with two weeks to spare," adds Octopus Newsroom APAC Support Manager Kobchai Buarod who supervised the project. "The system is running on main and hot-standby servers and comprises a full set of available options including the Octopus Mobile app which lets reporters submit video clips, audio, still images and text from practically any location. In cooperation with Vizrt Thailand we also integrated Vizrt CG, MAM and playout to provide an end to end solution which unites PPTV's broadcasting and digital teams. Users are able to browse and prepare content or even turn news stories into social media publications and vice versa.

    "PPTV HD is one of Thailand's most dynamic television channels and a very welcome addition to our customer base," comments Octopus APAC Director Miro Rusko. "Broadcasters worldwide are waking up to Octopus as a highly efficient way for traditionally focused news teams to package content for the rapidly expanding on-demand style of viewing. I would like to thank every member of the PPTV, Vizrt Thailand and Octopus Newsroom teams for their contribution to the success of this project."

    Octopus is a publishing platform for use in television, radio and online news broadcasting. It allows easy ingest of all incoming source materials such as news agency wires, RSS feeds and emails. Octopus can display in a single view all content belonging to a feed, including images, video files or audio files. A powerful relational database with SQL enables users achieve their goals faster. With its topic-centric workflow, Octopus helps different teams within TV, radio and online portals work collaboratively on current affairs programmes and news items.

    Octopus runs natively on Apple Mac OS X, Linux or Windows so there is no need for a parallel operating system, additional licensing or remote sessions. Hot-standby servers can be added, offering automatic client switchover if the main server is offline. An easy to use REST API allows customers to build their own applications which can communicate and exchange certain data with the newsroom system.

    PPTV HD Thailand (www.pptvthailand.com) is owned by Bangkok Media & Broadcasting Company Limited which is managed by Bangkok Airways and Bangkok Hospital group owner Prasert Prasarttong-Osoth. The channel transmits on digital terrestrial channel 36 (TV5 Mux5), via the TrueVisions cable service (Channel 36), satellite, IPTV and streaming media. PPTV HD's sports rights include MotoGP motorsport and a football tournaments such as the FIFA World Cup, International Champions Cup, Premier League and Bundesliga.

    Octopus Newsroom was founded in 1999 and is today the world's leading producer of newsroom computer systems. With over 50 MOS partners, Octopus advocates an open ecosystem using the MOS protocol which enables operators to choose freely among high-quality providers of graphics, playout, MAM, prompters, traffic-handing and advertising solutions. Octopus Newsroom has successfully installed systems into more than 300 channels around the world. Based on Unicode, Octopus Newsroom products support all major character sets including Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, and Vietnamese.

     

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    Contacts for further information

    David Kirk, Stylus Media Consultants
    Tel: +44 (0) 1342 311 983 | stylusmedia@gmail.com

    Adam Kennedy-Ripon, Octopus Newsroom
    Tel: +420 221 181 527 | akennedy@octopus-news.com
    Octopus NewsroomTrading Limited, 2nd Floor, 9 Chapel Place,
    London EC2A 3DQ,
    United Kingdom

     

  • Success Story - News Channel Nebraska
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    News Channel Nebraska (NCN) is an independent television and radio network serving Nebraska state and Sioux City using Octopus as the core of their newsroom operations. Operated by Flood Communications LLC, NCN comprises six TV stations transmitting across eastern Nebraska and parts of Siouxland. The program output includes local news, live sports and live events. The Telemundo Spanish-language network was added to the cluster in 2017.

    "News Channel Nebraska was doing everything the hardest way possible," comments network founder and owner Michael Flood. "We started as a radio company which then embraced video and now have our own in-state network serving over 500,000 Nebraska households."

     

    "We needed a reliable, flexible and operator-friendly newsroom computer system to coordinate the news production activity across our various sites. The stations had outgrown the NRCS we used for the first two years to the point where it was really holding us back."

    "We spent a tremendous amount of time researching the best NRCS options that would deliver solutions for TV and on-demand digital as well as radio. We didn’t want to buy expensive servers that would eventually have to be replaced. Probably the biggest reason we chose Octopus was that it allowed PC and Mac workstations from multiple cities to interface and create content for NCN."

     

    "The Octopus solution met our requirements much more closely. We bought 15 licenses for and several of the options. The Octopus team handled everything efficiently and on time including two weeks of training. Octopus is now deployed at 11 cities across Nebraska: Beatrice, Broken Bow, Chadron, Columbus, Fairbury, Lincoln, Nebraska City, Norfolk, Omaha, Plattsmouth and Wayne."

    "Our studio-based news teams and mobile reporters find Octopus a pleasure to work with, putting all the tools they need for each project within easy reach and allowing very fast searching of archived clips. Operating Octopus is a process, there are so many facets to it, we have really only scratched the surface. Being a MOS system has been nice because it interfaces well with the other available systems in the market."

     

    "I like the ability for us to run an entire network serving the whole state of Nebraska and getting content in real time from multiple users. I also like the fact we can have a staff of 130 people delivering content with up to 15 active at any one time and anywhere. If 15 became insufficient we can obviously expand to accommodate more simultaneous users.

    "Octopus allows our content to be fluid and come from many different sources, instead of people being confined to designated workstations and tied to a server room at one location."

     

    Cross-platform compatibility was also a major advantage. Octopus gives us the ability to integrate freely with systems from other manufacturers and software developers. In terms of features, it provides a lot of value for its price."

    "The system we have integrated into NCN includes an Octopus server, 15 user client licenses and 10 Octopus Mobile Journalist licenses," adds Gene Sudduth, Octopus Newsroom's National Sales Director for North America. "We also provided and configured a MOS module, an agency wires module, an email module, an RSS module and social media integration. Onsite professional services were included to ensure a smooth and successful launch."  

     

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  • What we’ve learned at the NAT EXPO, Moscow
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    Nat Expo, Moscow, Wednesday, 31 to Friday, 2 November

    Author: David Kirk, Adam Kennedy-Ripon

    Publication date: Friday, 2 November 2018

     

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    Octopus Newsroom Sales Director Gabriel Jankó reports a lively and well-attended NAT EXPO in Moscow. Gabriel visited the event from Wednesday to Friday and met customers and many new faces to showcase the latest version of Octopus. The latest version of Octopus incorporates digital broadcasting trends that will be required by broadcasters in the future.

    "Television viewers across Russia are increasingly using smartphones and tablets to access their favourite television and radio channels," Gabriel comments.

    "On-Demand-Broadcasting provides viewers with the ability to choose from a selection of live events, news, sports, and electronic gaming on the go and when they want to. You only have to look at the success of Netflix’s and Amazon Prime to see the popularity. Octopus facilitates broadcasters with end-to-end tools required to manage ODB content right up to playout. The Octopus platform is truly unique as it offers both traditional linear and digital production for news, sports, eSports, and live events."

    ''The sound and video quality on smartphones have improved immensely over the past decade, essentially, replacing the need for expensive, bulky equipment, heavy cameras and sound equipment. Journalists can simply remove their smartphone from their pocket and convert it to a broadcast production system via the Octopus App. Essentially, this allows journalists to capture crucial moments on the go and send the content back to base within minutes'' adds Octopus Head of Marketing Adam Kennedy-Ripon.

    Finally, Octopus Newsroom would like to thank everyone for meting up at the NAT Expo, it was a pleasure talking to each of you.

    In case you have missed Gabriel in Moscow, you can still request a demo sales@octopus-news.com   

     

     


     


    Contacts for further information

    David Kirk, Stylus Media Consultants
    Tel: +44 (0) 1342 311 983 | stylusmedia@gmail.com

    Adam Kennedy-Ripon, Head of Marketing Dept. Octopus Newsroom
    Tel: +420 221 181 513 | akennedy@octopus-news.com

  • Octopus's Gabriel Jankó heads to Moscow for NAT EXPO
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    Following a highly successful IBC in September and Broadcast India in October, Octopus is now heading to Moscow for the NAT EXPO to meet on the sidelines of the event. Held at the VDNKh Expo centre, the show is open from Wednesday, October 31 through Friday, November 2. 

    Although Octopus will not be exhibiting at NAT Expo this year, Gabriel Janko will be pleased meet you in Moscow and show you the latest 8.2 version. As a sneak peek we have shared some of our personal insights below from Gabriel.

    "TV viewing via cloud-connected devices is becoming increasingly popular in all major countries, not least in Russia," says Octopus Newsroom Sales Director Gabriel Jankó. "We will be promoting the latest end-to-end Octopus newsroom computer system. This is packed with new features enabling broadcasters to adapt easily to future technological demands and digital trends."

    "Octopus version 8.2 gives broadcasters the flexibility to create news for on-demand digital viewing platforms as well as traditional linear programme channels. Octopus empowers more than 250 channels around the world, including eSports, WebTV and live events coverage as well as mainstream news. It can be configured to handle any size of operation, from a single fully-automated news channel up to 24/7 multichannel broadcast network."

    "Journalists are under greater than ever pressure to get the stories out as quickly as possible, direct from the field. The new features in Octopus 8.2 amplify this workflow, facilitating real-time collaboration and editorial approval which are essential for journalists," adds Octopus Head of Marketing Adam Kennedy-Ripon. "Octopus provides the tools news producers need when and where they need it. It simplifies the workflow to maximise efficiency. Newsroom staff gain the freedom to work from any touch point. Octopus can convert the reporter's smartphone into a portable production device to be used for TV or radio interviews, photography and text editing. Once media assets are captured, they can be sent back to base for immediate finessing and playout."

    Easy and quick to learn, Octopus allows seamless control of MOS-compatible production devices such as storage archives, graphics solutions, presentation servers and prompters.

    Octopus supports all major languages, including languages with complex character-sets such as Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, and Vietnamese.


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    Contacts for further information

    David Kirk, Stylus Media Consultants
    Tel: +44 (0) 1342 311 983 | stylusmedia@gmail.com

    Adam Kennedy-Ripon, Head of Marketing Dept. Octopus Newsroom
    Tel: +420 221 181 513 | akennedy@octopus-news.com

  • Octopus 8.2 takes centre stage at Broadcast India.
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    Octopus is currently exhibiting the latest version of its newsroom computer system at Broadcast India. The show is now underway and attracting large crowds to the Octopus booth.

    "Much of the interest is focused towards eSports, WebTV and live events, and of course news production, television and radio," comments APAC Director of Octopus Newsroom Miro Rusko,

    "The latest end-to-end Octopus system, version 8.2, is packed with new features enabling broadcasters to adapt easily to future technical demands and digital trends, Octopus is truly unique as it gives broadcasters the flexibility to create news for on-demand digital viewing platforms as well as traditional linear programme channels."

    "The broadcasting environment has changed over the past decade. ''more people are using mobile devices to view live events on the go. Journalists are under greater than ever pressure to get the stories out as quickly direct from the field. The new features in Octopus 8.2 amplify this workflow, facilitating real-time collaboration and editorial approval which are essential for journalists," adds Octopus Head of Marketing Adam Kennedy-Ripon.

     

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    "Broadcast India visitors are very welcome to experience a live demonstration of version 8.2 at the booth and experience the sheer superiority Octopus has over other newsroom computer systems. Octopus provides the tools news producers need when and where they need it. It simplifies the workflow to maximise efficiency."

    Octopus can be configured to handle any size of operation, from a single fully-automated news channel up to 24/7 multichannel broadcast network.

    Newsroom staff gain the freedom to work from any touch point. Octopus can convert the reporter's smartphone into a portable production device to be used for TV or radio interviews, photography and text editing. Once media assets are captured, they can be sent back to base for immediate finessing and playout.

    Easy and quick to learn, Octopus allows seamless control of MOS-compatible production devices such as storage archives, graphics solutions, presentation servers and prompters.

    Octopus empowers 250+ channels around the world and supports all major languages, including languages with complex character-sets such as Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, and Vietnamese.


    Where
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    2018 Broadcast India Show
    Bombay Exhibition Centre
    Mumbai

    When
    Oct 25, 2018 – Oct 27, 2018

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    Contacts for further information

    David Kirk, Stylus Media Consultants
    Tel: +44 (0) 1342 311 983 | stylusmedia@gmail.com

    Adam Kennedy-Ripon, Head of Marketing Dept. Octopus Newsroom
    Tel: +420 221 181 513 | akennedy@octopus-news.com

  • Altitude Aims for High Efficiency with Octopus Newsroom
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    PRESS RELEASE

     July 18, 2018

    See Octopus on Stand 7.A39 at IBC Amsterdam, September 16-18

     

     Altitude Sports

     

    Centennial, CO, USA – Altitude Sports & Entertainment, the most watched regional sports television network in the Rockies, has chosen Octopus Newsroom as its technology partner to enhance production efficiency. A multi-seat Octopus 8 newsroom computer software suite has been installed at Altitude's Network Operations Center in Centennial, Colorado.

    "This new technology will drastically speed up the entire process from the producer’s office right through to the studio, whether live or taped, saving valuable time and providing the ability to create a better on-air product," Gene Sudduth, Octopus Newsroom's National Sales Director for North America.

    "We are confident that, now installed and in use, Octopus will enable Altitude's production team to work more efficiently and more enjoyably than was possible with its previous largely manual approach."

    "The core software supplied to Altitude for this project includes a central system to run on user-supplied server hardware. Among the features are an open source PostgreSQL database providing excellent data handling and search facilities plus a full-text search engine capable of locating files within and outside of the system."

    Altitude will license Octopus for simultaneous use by up to 17 operators on any number of workstations. Ten Octopus iOS/Android Mobile client licenses have also been provided, extending Octopus functionality to users away from their desks. An RSS module has been supplied, providing the Altitude team with the ability to ingest those feeds into the Octopus system. Also included is an MOS gateway to enable integration with an unlimited number of MOS devices.

    The project included full on-site system integration, interfacing to third-party graphics, prompting and future asset management tie-in plus playout equipment, user and system administrator training and a year of premium support.

    Designed for use by television, radio, sports and esports broadcasters, the Octopus newsroom computer system facilitates editorial collaboration between news team members at every stage of the newscast production process, from initial receipt of task notification to complete and advanced rundown management. Octopus enables newsroom staff to ingest all incoming audio, video and still-image files, news agency wires, RSS feeds, emails, SMS messages and even faxes. All content relating to a specific task can be seen in a single view. The tools to publish content to web and social media channels are provided within the same platform.

    Suitable for all types and levels of operation, from a single channel with just a few bulletins per day to full-scale round-the-clock news networks, 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 can be integrated into any MOS-compliant environment or workflow.

    Seen in more than three million homes in a 10-state territory, Altitude (www.altitude.tv) was created to give area sports fans the most comprehensive regional sports network in the Rocky Mountains. It is the television home of the Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche, Colorado Mammoth, Colorado Rapids, Denver Outlaws, the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, University of Denver sports (hockey, men’s and women’s basketball, soccer, volleyball, gymnastics and lacrosse), Air Force Academy football shows as well as other local and regional sports, entertainment and public service programming.

    Founded in 1998, Octopus Newsroom (www.octopus-news.com) is today the world's leading producer of newsroom computer systems with more than 50 MOS partners. Octopus Newsroom advocates an open ecosystem using the MOS protocol which enables operators to choose freely among high-quality providers of graphics, playout, MAM, prompters, traffic-handing and advertising solutions. Octopus Newsroom has successfully installed systems into more than 300 channels around the world. Based on Unicode, Octopus Newsroom products support all major character sets including Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, and Vietnamese.

     

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    Contacts for further information

    David Kirk, Stylus Media Consultants
    Tel: +44 (0) 1342 311 983 | stylusmedia@gmail.com

    Adam Kennedy-Ripon, Head of Marketing Dept. Octopus Newsroom
    Tel: +420 221 181 513 | akennedy@octopus-news.com

    Octopus Newsroom Americas, Inc., 333 Bush Street, Suite 2020, San Francisco, CA 94104
    Toll-free: 844-OCT-NEWS | g.sudduth@octopus-news.com

    Octopus Newsroom s.r.o., Nad Tratí 6, 160 00 Prague 6, Czech Republic
    Tel: +420 221 181 511 | Fax: +420 221 181 521
    Web: www.octopus-news.com

  • Octopus Goes Live at News Channel Nebraska
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    PRESS RELEASE
    See Octopus on Stand 6J2-01 at Broadcast Asia 2018 in Singapore, June 26-28

     

    News Channel Nebraska

     

    Norfolk, Nebraska, USA, June 18, 2018 

     

    NEBRASKA — News Channel Nebraska (NCN), an independent television and radio network serving Nebraska state and Sioux City, is the latest addition to the rapidly expanding number of broadcasters choosing Octopus as the core of their newsroom operations. Operated by Flood Communications LLC, NCN comprises six TV stations transmitting across eastern Nebraska and parts of Siouxland. The program output includes local news, live sports and live events. The Telemundo Spanish-language network was added to the cluster in 2017.

    "We needed a reliable, flexible and operator-friendly newsroom computer system to coordinate the news production activity across our various sites," comments network founder and owner Michael Flood. "The stations had outgrown the NRCS we used for the first two years to the point where it was really holding us back. The Octopus solution met our requirements much more closely. Our studio-based news teams and mobile reporters find it a pleasure to work with, putting all the tools they need for each project within easy reach and allowing very fast searching of archived clips. Cross-platform compatibility was also a major advantage. Octopus gives us the ability to integrate freely with systems from other manufacturers and software developers. In terms of features, it provides a lot of value for its price."

    "The system we have integrated into NCN includes an Octopus server, 15 user client licenses and 10 Octopus Mobile Journalist licenses," adds Gene Sudduth, Octopus Newsroom's national sales director for North America. "We also provided and configured a MOS module, an agency wires module, an email module, an RSS module and social media integration. Onsite professional services were included to ensure a smooth and successful launch."

    Designed for use by television, radio, sport and eSport broadcasters, the Octopus newsroom computer system facilitates editorial collaboration between news team members at every stage of the newscast production process, from initial receipt of task notification to complete and advanced rundown management. Octopus gives newsroom staff the ability to ingest all incoming audio, video and still-image files, news agency wires, RSS feeds, emails, SMS messages and even faxes. All content relating to a specific task can be seen in a single view. Octopus goes even beyond by providing the tools to publish content to web and social media channels from a single platform.

    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 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 can be integrated into any MOS-compliant environment or workflow.

    Established in 2015, NCN (www.us92.com) provides a rich mix of local news, state news, national news and world news. Its content coverage also includes business, politics, health, music and general entertainment. Programs are broadcast as a PSIP terrestrial digital stream from 15 kilowatt transmitters in Beatrice, Hastings, Norfolk, South Sioux City and Grand Island, as well as Columbus (12 kW) and Lincoln (5 kW). NCN's parent company, Flood Communications, was established in 2002.

    Founded in 1998, Octopus Newsroom (www.octopus-news.com) is today the world's leading producer of newsroom computer systems with more than 50 MOS partners. Octopus advocates an open ecosystem using the MOS protocol which enables operators to choose freely among high-quality providers of graphics, playout, MAM, prompters, traffic-handing and advertising solutions. Octopus Newsroom has successfully installed systems into more than 300 channels around the world. Based on Unicode, Octopus Newsroom products support all major character sets including Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, and Vietnamese.

     

     

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    Contacts for further information

    David Kirk, Stylus Media Consultants
    Tel: +44 (0) 1342 311 983 | stylusmedia@gmail.com

    Mike Flood, NCN
    Tel: +1 (402) 371-0100 | mflood@newschannelnebraska.com

    Adam Kennedy-Ripon, Head of Marketing, Octopus Newsroom
    Tel: +420 221 181 513 | akennedy@octopus-news.com

    Octopus Newsroom Americas, Inc., 333 Bush Street, Suite 2020, San Francisco, CA 94104
    Toll-free: 844-OCT-NEWS | g.sudduth@octopus-news.com

    Octopus Newsroom s.r.o., Nad Tratí 6, 160 00 Prague 6, Czech Republic
    Tel: +420 221 181 511 | Fax: +420 221 181 521 | Web: www.octopus-news.com

  • OCTOPUS TO SHOW MULTI-ROLE NEWSROOM SYSTEM  AT BROADCAST ASIA
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    SINGAPORE — Broadcast Asia, one of Asia's most popular and successful broadcast trade shows, will be held from Tuesday, 26 June through Thursday 28 at the Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre. With around 430 exhibiting companies, it will be a bustling event.

    Octopus will demonstrate the industry's most advanced newsroom computer systems, including the latest refinements which make newsroom operation faster, easier and more enjoyable than ever before. Join us at our booth to see how Octopus 8.1 empowers users and simplifies the production of traditional television and radio news, sports news, e-sports and special coverage of regular or one-off live events.

    We will also be showing how Octopus 8 works with leading-brand third-party products such as teleprompters, playout-automation, graphics and content storage systems. Octopus cooperates closely with approximately 60 major brands to deliver a seamless user experience and flexible integration.

     

    Highlights of the Octopus exhibit at BroadcastAsia 2018:

    • We will be joined by our most recent partner, VSN, to demonstrate the unique integration between our respective systems;
    • Alongside partner Vizrt, we will demonstrate seamless integration between Octopus and Viz One, Mosart and Pilot;
    • Powerful news workflow with Bitcentral’s Core News;
    • Advanced integration with the Viz Opus solution;
    • Expanded news workflows with selected partners such as Traco (Avid) and ToolsOnAir;
    • Enhanced planning, news production and social media collaboration in the latest Octopus system.

     

    As a bonus, our specialists will explain how Octopus can improve your news workflows with flexible integration and solutions. We are a trusted and global company powering over 300 channels worldwide. We look forward to welcoming you to our booth (6J2-01) on Level 6, Hall 603. Please contact us to book a group or one-to-one meeting or, if you prefer, just casually stop by for a demo or to chat with us. For those of you who are not attending this years' event, we will be organising webinars right after the event. See www.octopus-news.com for more details.

     

    • Date: June 26 - 28 2018
    • Time: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
    • Booth: 6J2-01
    • Hall:606
    • Level: 6
    • Venue: Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre, Singapore, Download Map and Octopus e-Brochure.

     

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    Contacts for further information

    David Kirk, Stylus Media Consultants
    Tel: +44 (0) 1342 311 983 | stylusmedia@gmail.com

    Adam Kennedy-Ripon, Octopus Newsroom
    Tel: +420 221 181 513 | akennedy@octopus-news.com

     

  • DECLARATION OF PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA
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    Declaration of processing of personal data Under The Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council On the protection of natural persons about the processing of personal data (GDPR).

      

    I. The controller of personal data

    OCTOPUS Newsroom s.r.o. Nad Tratí 6, Prague 6 160 00, Prague Czech Republic, 24 May 2018, would like to inform you, in accordance with article 12 GDPR, about the processing of your personal data and about your rights.

     

    II. The scale of processing of personal data

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  • Powering a Sports-Centric Newsroom
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    Powering a Sports-Centric Newsroom

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    Published in English News

    Gene Sudduth

     

    By Gene Sudduth, Octopus Newsroom National Sales Director for North America

    23 May 2018

      

    TEXAS, USA – In 1911, more than 1,000 people gathered in Lawrence, Kansas to watch a football game while it was being played nearly 360 miles away in Missouri. A Western Union telegraph wire had been run directly from Columbia, Missouri giving operators instant access to what was happening. People would announce the results of the previous play using a large model of a field to show the results. Those in attendance cheered as though they were watching the Kansas vs. Missouri game live and the world was forever changed.

     

    Live sports quickly became a natural subject for television as it worked to find content to fill the hours in the broadcast day. In May 1939 a college baseball game between the Columbia Lions and Princeton Tigers, was broadcast by NBC from Columbia's Baker Field. The world's first live televised sporting event had been the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, but this baseball game began America’s love affair with sports television.

     

    Today sports broadcast rights are fought over like a modern gold rush. Coverage of properties such as the MLB, NBA, NHL, and MLS are highly effective ways for corporations such as AT&T, Fox, and NBC Universal to showcase their offerings to viewers, but more importantly attract affiliates and the revenue generated by affiliate sales; which in-turn becomes a major source of revenue for teams and leagues.

     

    The internet-connected world has even generated an off-shoot called eSports which has quickly started taking hold of both traditional and non-traditional broadcast outlets. In 2013, it was estimated that approximately 71.5 million people worldwide watched eSports, with companies like Turner putting it into their Friday night programming slots.

     

    The technology of televising live sports has also continued to evolve, the introduction of UHD gives the viewer four times as many pixels as regular HDTVs. Followed by HDR, which boosts a TV’s brightness, contrast, and colour, making the pictures on the screen look more like real life. At the venues the introduction of fibre based backhauls allowed the broadcasters to ditch the uplink trucks and has allowed for camera feeds from venue to travel to the studio across the country or down the street, giving regional sports programmes access to 16-30 cameras just like a big national show.

     

    Octopus Sports montage

     

    The juggling act

    A crucial element in sports broadcasting is the ability to brand each event in a specific way during pre-game, game, post-game, and if required halftime activities. With the goal of providing viewers experienced on-air talent and guests with re-caps and insight into the action at hand.

     

    The demands of sports focused production teams are very different from those that are found in a news centric environment. Starting with a transient work force. At any given time, you might have 100 people working on an event, but only 10-15 of those people are staff. Meaning systems need to be simple to use and require little training. Plus, sports information is frequently released at the last second by the teams to prevent the opponent from gaining a completive advantage from information such as injuries or roster changes.  Sports production often needs to ingest and slip incoming content directly to air for things like player interviews and coaches press conferences. The sports centric newsroom also needs to be able to handle a mixture of Apple and Windows computers owned and operated by staffers and freelance crew alike. Making it critical that anyone can install or update the newsroom computer system client. Finally, discussion between guests in a sport-related programme is usually unscripted with the presenter just be working from talking points and timing cues.

     

    The Octopus approach

     The Octopus newsroom computer system is designed in such way that sports broadcasters can collaborate

    at every stage of the newscast production process. Octopus 8.1 even goes beyond by providing the tools to publish content to the web and social media channels from a single platform. Installations are scalable from a single channel with just a few bulletins per day to full-scale 24/7 networks. Octopus 8.1 is software-based, 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.

    Examples of sports centric broadcasters who have elected to use Octopus range from regional television stations to major sports and eSports networks worldwide:

     

    • AT&T SportsNet, a group of regional sports networks operated by AT&T Sports Networks, in the Northwest, Pittsburgh, Rocky Mountain and Southwest regions. The four networks combined reach just over 13 million households across 22 states and own exclusive rights to produce and distribute live events from more than 25 professional teams and conferences.
    • Altitude Sports the television and radio homes of the Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets, Colorado Mammoth and Colorado Rapids
    • It is also heavily used by sports channels in Europe and Asia, such as Canal+ in Poland, Match TV in Russia and Star Sports in India.

     

    Live sport reporting

    Reporting from live sport events used to be one of the toughest assignments in the entire venue because you tend to be serving masters both in the production truck and the studio. Sports production demands efficient handling of topics, video clips, live graphic manipulation and some degree of scripting – notably of questions, presenter-spoken introductions and wraps.  Flexibility is essential as part of the excitement of sports television is that almost anything can happen to disrupt the flow of a game. Octopus has also developed the Octopus Journalist App which allows reporters and editors to obtain instant access to all wires, rundowns and assignments via a normal mobile phone service or Wi-Fi link. They can go anywhere without needing to have tons of gear and they can edit stories within a rundown, preview prompter text and create wires and reports in the field. Dedicated hardware with the flexibility of this software would have cost a fortune before smart phones and tablets running Apple iOS or Google Android.

     

    eSports

    eSports is one of the most exciting developments in the entire field of competitive games and has almost unlimited potential for broadcasters. In a television presentation context, it can be handled in a similar way to a real-world event with experienced players coordinated as guests by a studio host and a similar mix of live-sourced content and archived clips. The unlimited potential for original graphics is a big advantage. Another is that players are much less at risk of injury than in a real-world game.

     

    Connecting up

    A vital consideration for any newsroom system, and certainly for sports coverage, is the ability to integrate with third-party equipment such as graphics, automation, storage servers and teleprompters. Our approach includes compatibility with the MOS communications protocol which allows facility managers to retain a high level of freedom in deciding when and where they purchase production, post-production and data storage equipment. Careful design and co-ordination allow all essential newsroom tasks to be handled from a single workstation rather than having to clutter desks with multiple monitors and keyboards. MOS-standardised metadata exchange between these devices also allows fast content searching and seamless control across an entire production network. In 2017 this technology won an Emmy for the Media Object Server Group of which we are an active member.

     

     


     

    Contacts for further information

    David Kirk, Stylus Media Consultants
    Tel: +44 (0) 1342 311 983 | stylusmedia@gmail.com

    Adam Kennedy-Ripon, Octopus Newsroom
    Tel: +420 221 181 513 | akennedy@octopus-news.com

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