TelVue ConnectTM Brings Professional Broadcast Management to the Cloud A Game Changer For Local Origination & Leased Access
August 8, 2011 - (Mount Laurel, NJ) TelVue Corporation (OTCQB: TEVE), a leader in IP Television Broadcasting and Internet Video Streaming, announced today that it has launched a new platform to slash cable/telco local origination and leased access (LO/LA) servicing costs and dramatically improve workflow. Believed to be a first in professional broadcasting, TelVue ConnectTM migrates what has always been an on- premise equipment and software service entirely to the cloud. TelVue now uses the cloud to handle large media file uploads, content management, transcoding for different destination networks or devices, and scheduling requiring only a broadband connection and browser. TelVue ConnectTM continues a trend of cloud-based processing that eliminates high customer capital costs, maintenance management, feature upgrade logistics, equipment networking and compatibility issues.
LO/LA channels can be costly and time consuming to operate because content comes from many different contributors and sources. Currently, operators have to designate a facility for media drop-off and real-time encoding – one hour of encoding for each hour of programming. Additionally, because of its fluid nature, LO/LA scheduling demands on cable/telco personnel have been a burden.
TelVue ConnectTM solves these issues by allowing contributors to submit content directly to the cloud using any web browser via simple drag-and-drop. In the cloud, content is automatically converted to the proper format and delivered to the operator’s broadcast server. The cable/telco operator can schedule LO/LA contributor series into pre-assigned time slots using flexible rules and recurring patterns such as “once a week at 8PM”. This allows contributors to self-manage their episodes within a series, effectively distributing the channel scheduling task amongst the contributors. TelVue ConnectTM includes a number of convenience features such as automatic email alerts, dashboards, and streaming previews of contributed files.
Using TelVue ConnectTM an operator can assign entire channels on their broadcast servers to be managed securely and remotely. This opens the door for new commercial services. TelVue ConnectTM also simplifies management of a multi-site edge broadcast network, leveraging the Internet as a low-cost alternative to existing media delivery platforms.
“TelVue ConnectTM solves the multiple-contributor problem so it shines for local origination channels such as community, Public, Education and Government, local sports and long form advertising,” said Jesse Lerman, TelVue President and CEO. “Local content is in demand and can be a real differentiator for operators. Lowering the cost and time to launch local channels also makes it possible for operators to monetize these channels.”
About TelVue Corporation
TelVue Corporation is a broadcast technology innovator and leader in high quality, cost-effective hyperlocal and community television broadcast delivery. Core markets include: Pro Broadcast, Cable, Telco, College Broadcast and University Television, K-12, PEG, and Government. TelVue’s professional quality equipment and services, including digital broadcast servers, live Internet streaming, IP video on demand (VOD) services, and web-based digital signage, enable our customers to dramatically improve and enhance their cable and web-based broadcast capabilities, reduce costs, and be better positioned to meet the new challenges of a rapidly evolving media landscape. For more information on TelVue, please visit http://www.TelVue.com.