A solution designed to complement news production systems and existing master control automation systems by providing localized playout of news, sports and spots.
It includes a scheduler for linear channels with live sources switching from live encoders and stored files. Schedules can be flexibly made; as-run logs are returned for traffic reconciliation.
The switching is done over centralized hosted switcher as well as store-and-forward edge switching. Localization commonly includes large cable headends, satellite DTH and translators.
- Localized playout
- Localized graphics
- Emergency announcement override
- Scheduled playout, combining live and recorded material
In a multi-site distribution environment, VidyoCast provides a web based interface for channel program and commercial localization. Program control can be done from a centralized operation center or each local site can control its own channels.
Instead of embedding all graphics into programming, you can now add different backgrounds, bugs and overlays to each channel separately, at a cable head-end or localized transmitter.
In case of an emergency announcement, the system supports multi-channel override that will transmit a message from a file or live announcer or selected channel. When the announcement is over, all channels will return to their original programming timeline.
When setting a channel timeline, you have the flexibility to choose a segment from a file or from a live encoder. A file or encoder can be shared for different channels timelines, at the same time or in different times.