Towards the end of IBC2010, Building4Media and Omneon announced an alliance to expand offerings to existing customers, as well as develop a new customer base with what the two companies referred to as “advanced solutions”.
Warren Arenstein, vice president of business development, Primestream, said: “Omneon is one of the most reliable platforms in the world for mission critical applications in broadcasting. We are excited to expand our existing relationships with our customers and our resellers with new opportunities and to make further available our combined offerings.”
“Building4Media and their FORK suite of applications is among the most innovative playout automation systems for television stations and other production environments,” said Dave Fredrick, senior director of product solutions and marketing, Omneon. “Building4Media’s focus on creating added value for broadcaster media data centres has produced a state of the art software application. On the Omneon platform, FORK provides complete control over their media assets. This, combined with their studio production and playout automation workflow solutions, creates a tightly integrated and streamlined solution.”
Workflows that both companies support include playout, studio production, news, sports highlights, and collaborative shared editing, all of which require ultimate reliability, control, and media awareness.