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AMWA/EBU look at interoperability

1 September 2010
AMWA/EBU look at interoperability

The Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA) and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) are presenting a joint session on Interoperable Media Services at IBC.

The session includes an update on the joint project to develop a Framework for Interoperable Media Services (FIMS).

Brad Gilmer, Executive Director of the AMWA said: “The AMWA is participating jointly with the EBU in this effort because our members are focused on creating more flexible and efficient workflows. The need for this is obvious – media companies are being asked to deliver more programs to more platforms while operating under a very restricted economic environment”.

“They care about the FIMS work because it provides a standardized framework within which they can design and implement facilities which meet their needs now and also allow them to more easily adapt to the future”. Gilmer continued: “File-based facilities are the way forward, and FIMS is at their core”.

The session takes place Saturday, September 11, 15:00 – 16:30 in Room E105-107. In this session, attendees will learn from a panel of senior media executives about the challenges they have faced in building networked media facilities – and how they have overcome these challenges. They will also hear from them about how the industry would be best served by the development of a framework for interoperable media services.

The AMWA and the EBU will then present the first results of their Request for Technology for such a framework with the participation of the respondents who will publicly state their expectations. Attendees to the session will have an opportunity to ask questions of the presenters as well.

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