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UKTV streamlines biz with new broadcast management system

MUMBAI: UKTV has replaced its major business systems - BSS and Preset - and six local ones with Sintec Media’s ‘OnAir’ broadcast management system













The UK broadcaster believes this will free up time to further craft its 10 channels‘ schedules without bringing in extra staff.

 

The move is set to save at least 18,500 man-hours on an annual basis. OnAir is currently being used by more than 140 staff out of 190 across the UKTV business and other suppliers, claims the company.



UKTV head of technology and broadcast operations Ben Hine says, "OnAir is integrated into every aspect of our business, enabling us to improve efficiency across our 18 broadcast streams and be more strategic; freeing up our own staff and partners, including Red Bee Media, to work on the current network rebrand and finesse our highly crafted channels even further. In addition, it ensures UKTV is fully able to take advantage of technological advances in the broadcast arena. We fully expect other broadcasters here in the UK and abroad to follow our lead and implement similarly integrated systems in the very near future."

 
Sintec Media VP sales Rony Homossany adds, "UKTV‘s broadcast operations, which are based upon OnAir‘s comprehensive management system, are changing the face of broadcasting in the UK. We worked closely with UKTV‘s technical and business teams to adapt OnAir using the system‘s extensive customization toolkit. The deployment exceeded all expectations and enabled UKTV to move forward in their business development."

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