Throwback to IBC 2022

The International Broadcasting Convention (IBC)
was held September 9-12 in Amsterdam after a three-year break

Stream Circle was delighted to present and attend exciting meetings with clients and partners. We came to show significant improvements in our product, namely our new playout control, editing monitor, and integration with the Provys traffic management solution. Thank everyone who met us for exciting discussions and insights, making the show memorable.

Improvements and changes in the industry

Among the presentation and meetings, IBC brings a chance to see the improvements and changes in the broadcasting industry. We noticed these interesting news:

   ●   There are exciting user experience improvements in various software products.
   ●   More and more end-user applications perform in browsers or applications using web technologies.
   ●   Component-based services and solutions form the platforms.

The news shapes these trends in the industry:

   ●   Traditional technology leaders move to cloud services.
   ●   There is a push to lower segment markets.
   ●   The solutions are strongly software-defined.
   ●   FAST channels are discussed everywhere.

Stream Circle’s position

How does Stream Circle fit into these trends?

   ●   Stream Circle is a software-defined and hardware-agnostic solution.
   ●   Stream Circle is deployable on-premise and in the cloud, with no changes required in the software.
   ●   Our end-user application is web native with all aspects, including monitoring and preview.
   ●   We are scaleable to support small as well as enterprise operations.
   ●   We integrate OTT platforms to support FAST channels natively.

We are happy to see the proof that Stream Circle perfectly sets and fits in with the news and trends on the market. If you are curious about more details, don’t hesitate to contact us to set up a demo or a meeting to discuss what we can do for your operations.

Stream Circle & Provys integration

Stream Circle playout with the Provys broadcast traffic integration

The integration covers end-to-end content management, media management, planning, playout, and reporting workflows benefiting from the strengths of Provys and Stream Circle.

Provys is an enterprise broadcast traffic management software solution supporting all major processes of a broadcaster, from content and rights management to linear and non-linear planning, air-time sales, and production resource management.

Stream Circle is a TV channel automation and playout software platform ready to enrich the broadcasting experience of all players in the media market.

The whole solution stands on open interfaces and BXF data exchange standards, which are native and binding to both solutions. There is no limitation to installing integrated solutions on-premise and in a cloud environment.

One integration in two scenarios

Two workflows are designed based on the different usage scenarios:

  1. content and metadata focused, or
  2. end-to-end planning and playout focused.

Content and media metadata-based workflow

In this first scenario, PROVYS is in the role of a metadata database, and Stream Circle is in the position of a Media Asset Management system. The outcome workflow is as follows:

  1. register new content media files in Stream Circle MAM, ingest and analyse its metadata
  2. register titles – content metadata headers – in PROVYS a integrate title media metadata with Stream Circle – placeholder ingest
  3. change media file metadata in Stream Circle and propagate these metadata to PROVYS
  4. change title metadata in PROVYS and propagate these metadata to Stream Circle

End-to-end planning and playout-based workflow

In the second scenario, PROVYS takes the role of a planning tool, and Stream Circle shows its full-value playout component by mastering the playlist run. The outcome workflow is as follows:

  1. prepare playlists in PROVYS using all content metadata from its library
  2. enrich playlists in PROVYS with logos and secondary graphics
  3. import playlists into Stream Circle
  4. run the playlists in Stream Circle playout (modify as they run)
  5. import as-run-logs into PROVYS following a real run-down of the playlist

We offer Stream Circle and PROVYS integration as a standard feature of PROVYS and the Stream Circle playout platform.