NBC chose ScheduALL to provide broadcast workflow management during coverage of the 2006 Winter Olympics from Torino, Italy, Feb. 10-26. The ScheduLINK resource management software was used to track and manage feeds coming into its facility at the International Broadcast Center (IBC) in Torino from the various Olympic venues. NBC operators can then determine how to manage where the feed is going, whether it will be live or delayed and how it will be edited. Feeds are filtered out to the various NBC networks, including USA Network, CNBC, MSNBC and Telemundo.
A key benefit of ScheduLINK is that it allows each department at NBC to work independently, yet maintain constant awareness of each other’s schedules and transmission activity. This way, important resources such as VTRs and routers can be allocated in the most efficient manner possible. All users receive a daily report generated by the system detailing all transmissions and schedules, alerting them to how one piece of transmission might affect another in the future.
ScheduALL is currently developing expanded Web API capability for ScheduLINK.
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