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Azimuth Soft Case Studies: Newsroom Computer Software

Mon 10, 08 2020

THE SESSION TO GTRK «VLADIMIR» SPECIALISTS

As plans for 2019 has begun to be put into action we’re always at our customers’ premises for expert advice on all TV automation issues related.

Thank you to all specialists who attended our workshop! The session, which was specially dedicated to GTRK «Vladimir», was a simulation of a real live broadcasting environment, organized by Azimuth Soft, BRAM Technologies in partnership with VGTRK specialists to promote state-of-the-art technology in our industry.

A big thanks to our presenters for sharing their passion and insights and for making it a success!

GTRK «Gorniy Altay» makes magic with Azimuth Soft

We are pleased to announce that modernization of GTRK «Gorniy Altay» is on fast-forward. Azimuth Soft is helping broadcasters to rise to the challenge of HD production while maintaining best-quality for existing workflows.

Our Trained & Accreditated Technical Staff together with outstanding VGTRK specialists trained GTRK «Gorniy Altay» personnel.

Thanks to deep knowledge of ingest, asset management, playout, media storage and management, nonlinear editing and DTP new broadcasting complexes principals of work performance are available to our colleagues from Gorniy Altaysk.

Videoservers Azimuth, playout automation system AutoPlay and news production system NewsHouse were installed in GTRK «Gorniy Altay».

Trainees were able to deep dive into the automation TV applications with many demonstrations.

Azimuth Soft has upgraded an existing news production and playout infrastructure at GTRK «Vyatka»

GTRK «Vyatka» is one of the oldest public broadcaster, the member of All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company VGTRK in Russia.

The groundbreaking installation gives the broadcaster increased flexibility, scalability and speed for an operationally agile solution through the use of Azimuth TV broadcast software from Azimuth Soft.

The new solution for playout automation and news operations enables GTRK «Vyatka» to put content on air faster, easier and to meet its audience’s needs for news content.

Azimuth Soft and BRAM Technologies To Help Change TV Industry

In response to digital broadcast transformation and the need of media companies to maintain their existing assets while planning their move to a software-centric, HD future, Azimuth Soft is working with BRAM Technologies to offer innovative solutions which will enable the customers’ workflows perform better and grow. Azimuth Soft has upgraded an existing news, production and playout infrastructure at GTRK «Adygeia». This cost-effective and operationally agile solution puts the broadcaster on course for a long future of technical security and flexibility.

GTRK «Kurgan» Automates Playout with Azimuth Soft

Azimuth Soft has supplied a playout and news production system to GTRK «Kurgan», which is part of All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company VGTRK.

The channel, which first went on air in 1963, delivers news, entertainment and other content. To improve productivity and reliability, the channel needed to deploy an automated playout that would be simple to maintain and develop. The broadcaster turned to Azimuth Soft, which implemented a simple and secure design based on Azimuth Soft software running on Azimuth hardware from BRAM Technologies.

The new, automated workflow is supported by AutoPlay integrated playout solution and NewsHouse news production system.

We could manage to implement a powerful and stable system and made it installed and running without impeding existing daily work of all GTRK «Kurgan» staff. Azimuth Soft offered not just a powerful solution, but also a trainee session with minimum disruption to operations.

Azimuth Soft and BRAM Technologies Upgrades GTRK «Ivteleradio» with Software-Defined Technology

Azimuth Soft was chosen as the preferred technology provider for the acquisition, storage, editing and media management operations of audience breaking events by All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company VGTRK and it’s branch GTRK «Ivteleradio».

The move to Azimuth Soft NewsHouse will enhance the station’s news reporting. It’s all about giving the audience what they want!

The new GTRK «Ivteleradio» infrastructure incorporates Azimuth Soft’ AutoPlay running on Azimuth servers, together with news production NewsHouse. The result is a more powerful automation platform, allowing for the quick movement of content as well as greater flexibility in associating channels with outputs. The move to hardware provides GTRK «Ivteleradio» a future-proofed infrastructure that readies their mission-critical installation for growth in both channels and features as the need arises, keeping them at the forefront of technology and providing their viewers with the best viewing experience.

Azimuth Soft and BRAM Technologies Assist GTRK «Oka» with a new state-of-the-art technology foundation that will seamlessly evolve to meet the future of TV

BRAM Technologies experts were on hand at GTRK «Oka» to implement the latest practical solutions to key issues including playout and news production from Azimuth Soft and made training sessions.

Our proven solutions will allow the broadcaster to move forward without compromising existing investments.

“Proven in many implementations in All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company VGTRK subsidiaries in Russia and worldwide our TV Broadcast Solutions provide a full range of professional services to maximize the value of the customers’ business. We have got vast experience in automation workflows and tailoring software solutions to broadcasters’ specific requirements,” Alexander Socha, the Senior Technical Support Expert, who had made training sessions in GTRK «Oka» said.

GTRK «Orenburg» takes step toward future with Azimuth Soft TV Broadcast Solutions

Azimuth Soft has delivered an advanced, scalable playout and news production systems for GTRK «Orenburg».

Looking to modernize its operations to transform broadcast principles, VGTRK and GTRK «Orenburg» decided to turn to Azimuth Soft.

GTRK «Orenburg»’s new playout and news production facilities have been designed and implemented by Azimuth Soft. Entirely software-based, the new playout platform runs on Azimuth hardware.

The platform currently delivers ten HD custom configurable channels with additional channels reserved for disaster recovery. The software approach ensures a much higher density of channels than a traditional installation, and future expansion can be easily accomplished. Full redundancy ensures a high level of playout security.

The news production system NewsHouse also runs on Azimuth videoservers. This end-to-end newsroom platform designed to cope with all the challenges that modern newsroom workflows face.

This groundbreaking solution allows journalists, editors, and producers to collaboratively plan, create and deliver news. It is suitable for all newsroom types and sizes. NewsHouse provides several advanced tools for planning, ingest, scripting, editing, production, playout, analysis and archive.

Azimuth Soft ACCELERATES playout automation and news production for GTRK «Tambov»

Azimuth Soft experts were on help to all GTRK «Tambov» trainees in order to deep dive into the automation TV and news operations applications with many demonstrations.

Our innovative, agile and adaptable solutions for Playout Automation, NRC & News Operations are available for the broadcaster.

GTRK «Tambov» staff appeared to be anxious for knowledge and showed a great desire to innovations.

Azimuth Soft helps GTRK «Magadan» meet the challenges of TV Broadcast

Azimuth Soft became the playout automation and news operations software provider by the All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company VGTRK and GTRK «Magadan».

The new GTRK «Magadan» infrastructure incorporates Azimuth Soft’ AutoPlay and NewsHouse running on Azimuth videoservers. The result is a more powerful automation platform, allowing for the quick movement of content as well as greater flexibility in associating channels with outputs.

The training was designed to get the customers quickly up to speed on how to operate, maintain and fully leverage the capabilities of Azimuth Soft and BRAM Technologies TV Broadcast Solutions.

HOW AZIMUTH SOFT’s WORKFLOW PLATFORM NEWSHOUSE is at the HEART of VGTRK PRODUCTION

Today we would like to talk about GTRK «Kursk» a member All-Russian Broadcasting Company VGTRK.

Egor Usanin from Technical Support Department walks GTRK «Kursk» specialists through our state-of-the-art innovations in Newsroom Computer System, Playout Automation and explains how AutoPlay and NewsHouse based on Azimuth servers empower broadcaster ’ s workflows perform better and grow, maximizing the value of their assets.

«By unifying content ingest, planning, production and distribution into an end-to-end news production tool, NewsHouse enables operations to have greater agile orchestration in the moment’ adjustments that keep all staff connected at all stages of the workflow».

Azimuth Soft Expands Partnership with VGTRK

August 2019 saw the modernization of GTRK «Saint Petersburg». The channel is dedicated to news broadcast from the studio in Saint Petersburg (the second large city in Russia, which is also known as the north capital of RF).

The news workflow is based on Playout Automation solution AutoPlay and NRCS NewsHouse.

NewsHouse manages newswires, story creation and rundowns. It provides several advanced tools for planning, ingest, scripting, editing, production, playout, analysis and archive. Meaning a customer and everything she/he does will be done using one single solution. Which means more content, easy to learn and collaborate.

Studio playout is ensured by Azimuth video servers from BRAM Technologies.

After almost 28 years on air GTRK «Saint Petersburg» had to move from a traditional broadcast base to a more IT. Now the broadcaster will benefit from this significant moving toward nonlinear content.

Hope all specialist will become big fans of the Azimuth Soft technology as there have already been many employments in other branches of VGTRK.

AZIMUTH SOFT DELIVERS PROVEN TECHNOLOGY ADVANCES FOR GTRK «YAMAL»

We keep equipping VGTRK branches and make training for customers.

As you know the way how a broadcaster’s staff is prepared and qualified to manage TV software solutions, installed, depends the quality of broadcasting, the speed of content delivery and pertinency.

We were glad to install playout solution AutoPlay, NRCS NewsHouse and videoservers Azimuth in GTRK «Yamal». Both professionals from VGTRK and Technical Support staff from BRAM Technologies and Azimuth Soft are keeping busy with training. Thank you for your choice.

And we are always on hand to assist you in your transformation.

GTRK «YUGORIA» CHOSE AZIMUTH SOFT’ s NRCS NEWSHOUSE

With its enhanced tools for planning, ingest, scripting, editing, production, playout, analysis and archive including some of the newer features to facilitate content distribution through Internet GTRK «Yugoria» turned to Azimuth Soft ’ s NRCS NewsHouse.

The professional services including installation and training are already under way. We want our customers to get to know all the features and advantages of NewsHouse to work more effectively and create more content.

WHY GTRK «MURMAN» CHOSE AZIMUTH SOFT?

GTRK «Murman» has turned to Azimuth Soft for NRCS NewsHouse recently. They identified our newsroom computer system as the ideal news production platform.

They are using it to produce local news which air each day.

This provides an update of current events in the region.

GTRK «Murman» lacked a single platform for all the staff to manage rundowns. Azimuth Soft together with it’s partner BRAM Technologies made it possible.

✨Now reporters have an opportunity to work with media content. It is very important that journalists do not work only with texts but also create media materials, which are the broadcaster’s main product.

✨This groundbreaking solution allows journalists, editors, and producers to collaboratively plan, create and deliver news.

✨NewsHouse provides several advanced tools for planning, ingest, scripting, editing, production, playout, analysis and archive.

Now GTRK «Murman» has a playout solution AutoPlay, NRCS NewsHouse and videoservers Azimuth from BRAM Technologies.

Both professionals from VGTRK and Technical Support staff are keeping busy with training.

Thank you for your choice.

And we are always on hand to assist you in your transformation.

AZIMUTH SOFT’s NEWSHOUSE POWERS NEWS PRODUCTION WORKFLOWS FOR GTRK «YAROSLAVIA»

GTRK «Yaroslavia» has chosen Azimuth Soft for their news production workflows recently. A television channel based in Russia, GTRK «Yaroslavl» provides news for the Yaroslavl region. The broadcaster lacked a single platform for all the staff to manage rundowns. Azimuth Soft together with it’s partner BRAM Technologies made it possible.

The newsroom staff is able to create all the content quickly and efficiently now within the NewsHouse platform.

The solution features:

✅ Independent rundowns for on-air mode
✅ Convenient and clear history of rundown changes
✅ Automatic Versioning
✅ Advanced Rundown Timing
✅ Story Editing Priority
✅ Embedded Graphics System TitleStation
✅ Advanced embedded Cut Editor
✅ News Agencies Support
✅ Integration with the A-MAM AutoPlay system
✅ End-to-end Rundown Management: from Planning to Archiving
✅ Customizable Workflow for a wide range of tasks
✅ Floating Licenses for Client Applications
✅ Simultaneous Work with text, video and graphics inside the Story
✅ MOS Protocol Support
✅ User-Friendly Intuitive Interface

Both professionals from VGTRK and Technical Support staff from BRAM Technologies and Azimuth Soft are keeping busy with training.

Thank you for your choice.

And we are always on hand to assist you in your transformation.

AZIMUTH SOFT’s NEWSHOUSE IS AT GTRK «NIZHNIY NOVGOROD»

A broadcaster from the town of Nizhniy Novgorod, a member of VGTRK (one of the largest media corporations, a leading broadcaster and content producer in Russia) needed a reliable and yet very flexible newsroom computer system that could be adapted to their needs. These demands drew them to our NewsHouse, a solution with a deep expertise of NRCS.

A broadcaster can benefit from:

✅ Seamless integration
✅ Unified planning
✅ One single solution for all the actions
✅ Integrated archive and asset management
✅ Editorial & approval workflows
✅ Control & monitoring

VGTRK specialists and Technical Support staff from BRAM Technologies and Azimuth Soft are keeping busy with training for GTRK «Nizhniy Novgorod» personnel involved.

Thank you for your choice.

And we are always on hand to assist you in your digital transformation.

AZIMUTH SOFTWARE IS WELCOMED IN THE CITY OF SAMARA

We continue equipping the VGTRK subsidiaries.

We have been in the city of Samara recently.

The acceptance tests were completed. The NewsHouse and AutoPlay systems are helping GTRK «Samara» to automate playout and news production.

We were happy to cooperate and communicate with the customers there.

GTRK «DAGESTAN» BRINGS ITS NEWS PRODUCTION INTO THE FUTURE WITH AZIMUTH SOFT

Our very own NRCS & News Operations platform NewsHouse will power GTRK «Dagestan» digital transformation.

Together with Playout Automation system AutoPlay and videoservers Azimuth from #BRAM Technologies the installation will equip the broadcaster with the state-of-the-art media production workflow.

A growing number of media and text data needed to be centralized and enriched with metadata. Also the staff lacked tools to easily search, prepare and distribute the created content.

The move to NewsHouse facilitated these needs. It enabled to speed up in terms of producing content and getting breaking stories.

And we are always happy to improve our customers technology!

GTRK «URAL» INVESTS IN AZIMUTH SOFT NEWSROOM PLATFORM

Azimuth Soft announces the completion of a newsroom computer system at GTRK «Ural».

The system is running on Azimuth servers from #BRAMTechnologies and comprises a full set of available options including:

✅ A powerful module NewsPlan which covers all the newsroom needs. It enhances routine processes from planning to going On-Air and allows simultaneous work for more than hundred users.
✅ An on-Air module NewsAir. It manages various studio equipment and third party equipment: prompters, video servers and graphics
✅ TitleStaion Mix, a software module which manages and playouts graphics. It playouts up to 24 independent graphics templates.
✅ A state-of-the-art NewsBase tool to provide editing facilities. It can be installed almost on all types of PC hardware.
✅ Air24 software module which manages Azimuth video servers. It provides the independent operation of up to four (4) channels. The clients are free to use any tool to facilitate their work while on-Air. Advanced playlists architecture manages video and graphics.

We also integrated A-MAM and playout to provide an end to end solution which unites a broadcasting team.

And we are always happy to improve our customers technology!

AZIMUTH SOFT REPLACES A LEGACY NEWSROOM SYSTEM AT GTRK «KRASNOYARSK»

GTRK «Krasnoyarsk», a subsidiary of “The Russian Television and Radio Broadcasting Company” (VGTRK), operates in the Krasnoyarsk region. It is one of the oldest broadcasters in the area, on air since 1957.

The broadcaster wanted to switch to HD and replace their existing newsroom system to have a workflow suitable for modern news delivery and to improve collaboration among their staff.

Now our very own NewsHouse, an end-to-end newsroom platform, designed to meet all the challenges that modern newsroom workflows face, is implemented in GTRK «Krasnoyarsk». This groundbreaking solution allows journalists, editors, and producers to collaboratively plan, create and deliver news. Suitable for all newsroom types and sizes. It provides several advanced tools for planning, ingest, scripting, editing, production, playout, analysis and archive.

Our specialist are keeping busy with the training. On the technical side it covers all the necessary topics to help complete all the operational tasks as well as to solve any inefficiencies. All the GTRK «Krasnoyarsk» staff is gaining practice and experience with NewsHouse.

And we are always happy to improve our customers technology!

GTRK «IRKUTSK» TO DELIVER REAL-TIME STORIES WITH NEWSHOUSE

Azimuth Soft, a leading manufacturer of software products for broadcasters, media companies, content producers, commercial networks, operators and government organizations, has installed a next-generation multi-platform newsroom NewHouse to GTRK «Irkutsk».

The broadcaster goes on air 11 time a day on «Rossiya 1» and «Rossiya 24» TV channels in Irkutsk region with the population of more than 2 million people.

The customer needed an agile platform that can adapt quickly to their business reality.

The digital transformation will move all production operations to the end-to-end news production system NewsHouse with its advanced news production tools, state-of-the-art automation, sophisticated NRCS and enterprise asset management. All the processes are seamlessly integrated to deliver real-time stories to the fast-paced newsroom.

And we are always happy to improve our customers technology!

LARGE-SCALE RENOVATION IN GTRK «CHUKOTKA»

GTRK «Chukotka» is a member of Federal State Unitary Enterprise “The Russian Television and Radio Broadcasting Company“. It is based in the farthest part of Russia in the city of Anadyr. Recently it saw a large-scale renovation. While our specialists were busy with training it was running in Test mode. Now the broadcaster is equipped with the state-of-the-art technology.

GTRK «Chukotka» implemented a NewsHouse Newsroom system which had an immediate impact on efficiency and productivity.

This revolutionary approach will enhance delivering real-time stories to the fast-paced newsroom environment and enable to work as a team more efficiently.

From a technical perspective, it was indispensable that the new system would allow journalists, editors, and producers to collaboratively plan, create and deliver news.

All the colleagues from GTRK «Chukotka very much welcomed advanced tools for planning, ingest, scripting, editing, production, playout, analysis and archive.

The Governor of Chukotka region Roman Kopin visited GTRK «Chukotka» in person in order to experience how it all was going there, to speak with the specialists and learn more about the facilities and services.

About Azimuth Soft

We are committed to creating and implementing state-of-the art TV broadcast automation solutions to ensure our customers are empowered with smart and scalable technology. Our goal is to enable our customers perform better and grow as the industry evolves. From a business standpoint, we have a history of having the ability to identify unique customer needs and to design solutions and provide technical support which solve those needs, along with consistent excellent quality. But our vision is not simply about great products, it is more a reflection of the kind of future we all want to live and work.

For more information on Azimuth Soft, visit www.azimuthsoft.tv

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