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  • Octopus NRCS will be used to Cover India's 2019 General Elections
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    Octopus NRCS will be used to Cover India's 2019 General Elections

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    Tuesday, 17 January 2018, 

    Authors: David Kirk, Adam Kennedy-Ripon

     

    New Delhi, India – Broadcasters across India are laying plans to ensure thorough news coverage of the country's parliamentary general elections will be held between April and May of this year. This will see the dissolution and replacement of the Lok Sabha (House of the People) national legislative assembly.

    "Octopus has long been most trusted broadcast newsroom system in India and will be used by many networks to ensure efficient coverage of this very important political event," says Octopus APAC Director Miro Rusko.

    "Reporters across the various constituencies will be using the Octopus Mobile App to create media assets on their mobile phones and transmit them straight back to their respective newsroom colleagues. There the stories will be ingested into the main Octopus newsroom computer system and combined with related content for use in up-to-the-minute newsflashes, scheduled bulletins and in-depth discussion programmes."

    "Reporters will be able to file their stories straight from the various political party headquarters, including field reports and interviews with electors attending the many voting centres. Video and audio, or just audio on its own, can be streamed live back to base or sent as packaged files. The Octopus Mobile App even allows reporters to perform basic editing before their colleagues back at base make more detailed adjustments. These capabilities give Octopus-equipped channels the all-important edge over their competitors in terms of production speed."

    "A key strength of Octopus is that it is the perfect tool for collaboration and delivery to television, radio, the web and social media, all in a single newsroom solution. That elevates newsroom operation to a whole new level, increasing creativity, improving efficiency and enabling the various team members to operate as a unified production resource.

    A publishing platform for use in television, radio and online news broadcasting, Octopus allows easy ingest of all incoming source materials such as agency wires, RSS feeds and emails. It 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 to 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 Microsoft 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 primary 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.

    Octopus Newsroom (www.octopus-news.com) 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, advertising solutions including many other features. 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.

     

     

    Octopus Newsroom stand: 39, BES Expo, New Delhi

    January 17th - 19th


    To request a demo, contact Miro Rusko: m.rusko@octopus-news.com
    or (international mobile): +420 739 500 232
    or just come anyway!

     

     



    Contacts for further information

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

    Adam Kennedy-Ripon, Head of Marketing, (EMEA, Americas, APAC) Octopus Newsroom
    Tel: +420 221 181 527 | akennedy@octopus-news.com

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  • Octopus Newsroom Sets Digital and Linear News-Publishing Workflow at Centre Stage for BES Expo
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    Octopus Newsroom Sets Digital and Linear News-Publishing Workflow at Centre Stage for BES Expo

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    Tuesday, 8 January 2018, 

    Authors: David Kirk, Adam Kennedy-Ripon

    New Delhi, India – Octopus Newsroom will introduce the latest version of its on-air and on-line news-publishing platform to broadcasters attending BES Expo in New Delhi, January 17th through 19th. Exhibiting on stand 39, the company will promote the widening system versatility made possible by an expanding range of modules and how Octopus will be used to cover the 2019 elections in India.

    "Broadcasters throughout the world are looking for the most efficient possible way to process news from an increasingly diverse range of sources including social media, the web, syndicated news feeds and their own team of dedicated reporters," says Octopus APAC Director Miro Rusko.

    "The huge popularity of digital devices such as mobile phones in India as elsewhere has created a massive surge in demand for digital news text and video which can be selected by viewers rather than having to sit through stories they find of little or no interest. Octopus delivers on both counts, enabling a single news production team, or at a push just one operator, to manage the entire operation. That represents a huge saving in cost and effort compared with employing separate news teams to cater for traditional and mobile viewing platforms."

    "We will be promoting both the proven maturity and ongoing development of Octopus. Version 8.2 allows publishing to social platforms or websites directly from the long-term and short-term planning area. Related information such as social posts stays attached to the topic and is easily trackable. This is a significant step towards better cooperation between the linear and digital publishing workflows, allowing resources to be used more efficiently with easy sharing of information among teams."

    "Octopus 8.2 is more digitally focused than ever. It integrates easily with various web CMS systems as well as leading social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram, so new teams can close performance gaps and effectively engage their audience."

    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 robust relational database with SQL enables users to 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 primary 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.

    Bangkok Media & Broadcasting Company own PPTV HD Thailand (www.pptvthailand.com) 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 football tournaments such as the FIFA World Cup, International Champions Cup, Premier League and Bundesliga. (Check Success Story)

    Octopus Newsroom (www.octopus-news.com) 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, OctopusNewsroom products support all major character sets including Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, and Vietnamese.

     

    Request a demo now, and learn why Octopus is the most trusted NRCS in India.

     

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

     

  • PPTV HD Thailand Invests in Octopus Newsroom Automation
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    PPTV HD Thailand Invests in Octopus Newsroom Automation

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    Octopus training in progress at PPTV HD (Photo credit: Ong Kobchai Buarod) 

     

     

    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