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ITV and FooEngine cases highlight Telestream’s remote working focus

Company highlights remote working capabilities as post-pandemic business driver

Telestream has highlighted its work with ITV and and broadcast tech start-up FooEngine as examples of its strategic development focus on “remote working capabilities within enterprise-scale broadcast and media operations”.

In a press call this week, Telestream outlined how its Vantage media processing and workflow automation platform enabled ITV to deploy remote working operations during the lockdown to maintain the processing and delivery of content to customer around the world.

“The massive question was whether we were able to operate effectively when working remotely,” explained James Macmillan, business development manager, Content Delivery at ITV. “The great news was that working with Vantage alongside other third-party technologies, we were able to perform 90 – 95 per cent of the work routines remotely.”

Also highlighted was a new cloud services contract with FooEngine; a media processing platform for long-form programmes, which leverages computing power to enable super-fast media processing. FooEngine is using Telestream Cloud Services to enable the central architecture of its intelligent media workflows. These services include QC as a Service for technical inspection and validation of master and final deliverable content. Also, it is using Telestream’s Cloud Flip Service for transcoding to common distribution formats.

Scott Murray, senior vice president of marketing at Telestream, said, “Working remotely has been key to the broadcast and media industry during the pandemic. While we’re still learning the new normal, it’s clear that remote work will significantly change the M&E landscape going forward.”

Telestream’s remote working initiative targets certain audiences, specifically media professionals working on live and file-based production and post-production workflows. This includes editors, post production engineering and operations, production engineers and technicians. They, also include video quality assurance personnel working at content producers and engineering/operations personnel working for linear and OTT distribution companies.

“In 2020, remote working has taken on new importance for broadcast and media facilities of many different sizes and scales. It is being driven by external forces, such as Covid-19, new production tools from basic to sophisticated, and new policies and processes which encompass remote working and disaster recovery for media companies of all sizes and scales,” concluded Scott Murray. “This is a key strategic issue for our customers, so it is a key issue for Telestream too.”