StreamAMG powers WBA TV
Newly-promoted Premiere League football team West Bromwich Albion has selected StreamAMG to power its OTT service, WBA TV.
West Brom is employing StreamAMG’s core online video platform MediaPlatform to orchestrate live streams and manage on demand content.
It using StreamAMG’s CloudMatrix content distribution system to automate on demand video population.
Matt McKiernan, COO at StreamAMG said: “It’s exciting to be part of West Brom’s return to the Premier League. We are pleased to have agreed this long-term partnership and we’re looking forward to working together for years to come.”
Calrec launches online certification training courses
Calrec has launched the Calrec Sound Institute, a series of online certification training courses which aim to provide a comprehensive overview of Brio and Type R consoles for engineers and operators, as well as experienced professionals looking to hone their skills.
The courses cover hardware, I/O, routing, mix minus, busses and monitoring. Once the training is completed, users are officially certified by Calrec for Brio and/or Type R systems.
The company said it intends to expand its online training service with a series of detailed AoIP masterclasses that cover everything a broadcast facility needs to know about IP, how it works and the effect it is having on our industry.
“IP is a complicated subject; our new course will break IP down into independent and objective modules which we hope will enable broadcasters to make IP decisions with confidence,” said Henry Goodman, director of Product Development at Calrec. “It is a very broad course which covers the basics through to PTP, Multicast and the importance of intelligent network design.”
Discovery signs metadata deal with clipsource
Discovery Networks has signed a Global Framework Agreement with Clipsource, enabling it to use Clipsource’s solutions for media centres, marcomms CMS, and metadata sharing.
Clipsource’s services include a system for collection and merging of data from various internal systems into one coherent metadata structure and sharing process as well as a solution for automated distribution of rich schedules and VoD data to external parties.
Dan Willstrand, CEO of Clipsource said: “As the competition for streaming media eyeballs intensifies, the need to distribute rich information about programmes increases. The more videos, images and metadata that are offered for each episode, the easier it is for consumers to find and understand the content. This is particularly important for content discovery platforms and search engines since their accuracy is dependent on information availability.”