AdManager for Cable

Features & Benefits

Automates ingest to playout

Simplify receipt and redistribution of commercials, syndicated content and other digital media from digital delivery servers reducing time and effort in moving media through Traffic and into Operations

Single collection point

Localizes content for station personnel to receive and track media from digital delivery services or local sources. Reduces staff workload and training requirements and improves efficiency

HD commercial/syndication support

Supports HD syndication (Pathfire) or commercial (DG FastChannel, Extreme Reach, On The Spot, DMDS, Radiance, Spot Genie, Hula MX) workflows. Includes decode support for Transport Stream HD files with the preservation of VANC data, including 708 captions, through to broadcast and cable servers


Replace tape and analog-to-digital conversions with faster, more efficient digital media file transfer

Best in class "Factory" automation

Hands-free processing; simply set rules for where to look for source files, what to do with them, and where to deliver them

Extensive format support

The industry's broadest and deepest file format support

Consistent, scalable, reliable

Set up factories once for consistent high-quality output results; scale across multiple servers; add 24/7 reliability for critical workflows

Create low-res proxies

Provides access to desktop review and approval from anywhere in the facility

Supports all major broadcast server and leading VOD server brands and models

For cable facilities with multiple server brands or those looking to upgrade to newer hardware, AdManager makes the migration easy

Notifies automation systems

Automatically notifies automation systems that new content has been placed on the broadcast server and is ready for playout

Automatically corrects audio levels

Analyzes the incoming media's audio levels, performs ITU 1770 loudness correction, and automatically corrects audio level

Indexing and keyframe extraction

Automatically extract key attributes such as scene detection, key frame, closed caption, time code and audio levels from source media

Clip trimming

Trim media files of unwanted bumpers and trailers - simple user interface allows for frame accurate trimming of all input formats

Gathers metadata provided by the digital delivery servers and passes it along to ad insertion systems

Information made available by the digital delivery server is passed on to the Traffic account and automation systems. Metadata includes ISCI codes, Title, Client, Agency, Product Name, Duration, SOM and EOM

Overlays can be added anywhere in the picture

Embed an overlay such as a watermark into your video to protect your assets. Supports many image file formats including PNG, BMP, JPEG, GIF, LBM, PCX, PNG, PPM, TARGA, TIFF, and WBMP

Transport plug-in architecture

Enables seamless integration with specialized and user-provided plug-ins, making it easy to get media on and off various devices

Supports notify and submit plug-in architectures

Allows you to combine the power of AdManager with applications such as Virage VideoLogger, IBM VideoCharger, and IPV SpectreView.

Mac and Windows client support

In addition to Windows, the user interface runs on the Apple Mac OS X operating system and Safari Web browser, providing convenient desktop access to media files for Mac users

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