LOGIC Media Solutions implemented a complete Vidispine media supply chain for German live-broadcast provider AKK in just three weeks thanks to the use of managed services and by reusing development components.
Availability and fast turn-around are critical challenges for any live broadcast media workflows today. Live transmission of events such as sports is of course especially demanding due to the high numbers of viewers, the low latency requirements and the storage and distribution infrastructure needed to feed the news sites with instant clips of highlights and interviews.
Journalists need instant access to highlight material, background or preliminary reports and interviews, in addition, to live feeds from event to be able to tag them and download them if necessary. They also need the latest information fast.
This is a very common media supply chain requirement in the world of sports on the internet (OTT) today, where minutes and even seconds can be the difference between updated and outdated news. And by extension of course also a difference between revenue and ROI (return of investment) on each event. For AKK, a German live–broadcast provider for 30 years, it was obvious that a new OVP (Online Video Platform) was needed. One that could be easily customized for each event and allow journalists and similar users access to different sports events by managed permissions.
To meet these challenges, system architect LOGIC decided to build a new native cloud-based MAM solution that could easily be scaled to any number of users and technical requirements for AKK. Vidispine’s platform VidiNet was the obvious choice for this challenge as AKK was able to benefit from the platforms managed services and agile development of a new UI, using existing components.