Ivanka Vassileva is CEO and co-founder of systems integration specialist PBT EU, offering customised solutions to the broadcast, media, and AV language services industries. Products include the EXEcutor™ broadcast server line, subtitling platform SubtitleNEXT, and Profuz Digital’s business process management system LAPIS.
iNDEMAND distributes premium Video-on-Demand (VOD) and Pay Per View (PPV) entertainment to more than 200 North American TV operators, with a reach of more than 60 million homes. This includes movies, TV shows, events, boxing, wrestling, MMA, and digital out-of-market subscription professional sports packages for MLB, NBA, NHL, and MLS.
This article originally appeared in the IABM Journal, issue 101 which is available to view online here Holger Noske Vice President Broadcast Solutions Arvato Systems S4M GmbH Set the scene for us – how and why did Arvato Systems enter the broadcast and media industry? Arvato Systems is a division of Arvato, which is in turn owned by Bertelsmann – the German media company that also owns brands such as Penguin Random House, BMG and RTL Group, the European broadcasting powerhouse. It is through RTL that our broadcast solutions came into being, creating a file-based, proxy video editing and management workflow for RTL in the late 90s. Since then, Arvato Systems has grown to become the dominant workflow and media asset management (MAM) supplier in the German broadcast and media market and also, with our rights management and scheduling tools, has established a strong presence in Canada and is present in many other markets, too. So the organisation has grown from essentially meeting an in-house need to what it is today a global supplier of enterprise solutions. Arvato is for certain one of the larger players in the industry. However, in most off-the-cuff lists of the major players, Arvato is...
As broadcasters and operators increasingly take a product-innovation approach to developing new technology solutions, vendors need to engage in new ways, adopting disciplines such as Agile and Lean. This session looked behind the scenes of a product innovation project at leading UK multi-play operator, TalkTalk. What were the benefits and the lessons learnt that can be applied to other projects?