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MultiChoice
MultiChoice, based in South Africa, is Africa’s leading entertainment company delivering content through Direct To Home (DTH), Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT), and online SVOD entertainment services to approximately 14 million people across 50 countries. MultiChoice’s broadcast engineering team needed a robust and efficient content ingest workflow system, allowing them to reduce the time it takes to ingest, prepare, and deliver content for their various channels and services, as well as providing content security. They also needed to enable rapid distribution of content to their internal and external clients, a process which can include some complex localization and preparation tasks. Plus, the ingest and content preparation system had to integrate seamlessly with their MAM system and their editing platforms. Energy-efficient solutions are also key to allow them to expand their content capacity while enhancing content quality for their viewers – for example, by delivering UHD and HDR content - without increasing their carbon footprint. Read the full story to see how Telestream helped enable MultiChoice's evolution in entertainment operations.
“We used the Vantage system to migrate our content value chain from the use of traditional tape to file-based workflows. This approach accelerated our journey from standard definition to high definition, and now it is evolving again to enable us to support HDR and UHD. On average we have reduced the overall processing time of content from three days to just one day, which means that our customers have access to content more quickly.”
— Sumeshan Gengan, Broadcast Engineering Manager
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Al Araby
Al Araby TV Network is owned by Arab media investment company Fadaat Media, which aspires to play a leading role in media production, new media and social media services. Fadaat Media, the Qatari company that also owns the pan-Arab daily Al Araby al-Jadeed (‘The New Arab’) and its online editions, aims to create an enlightened and open-minded public awareness and establish effective communication channels between people.
“We have confidence that a big part of our infrastructure will be dealt with professionally and with excellent support, as Telestream understands exactly the type of demanding workflows that are involved in a news environment. Telestream acted as true partners on this project – not just equipment suppliers.”
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Al Araby
Artear
SXSW Southwest (SXSW), aka ‘South By’, is an annual event in Austin, Texas. It features a film festival, music concerts and one of the largest technology conferences in the world. People come from all over the world to learn, network, and discover new ideas and trends from the diverse gathering. While the 2020 SXSW event was cancelled due to the pandemic, the organizers were determined to at least take the event online for 2021 if it couldn’t be held in person.
“Vantage made it possible to build these really complicated workflows that otherwise would have been implausible for any other tool that’s on the market. There’s certainly nothing in the cloud that could do all the things that we did.”
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ITV Daytime makes use of the Telestream Vantage Media Processing platform whenever transcoding of video formats is required. ITV Daytime operations are based on an all-Avid environment for news gathering and editing, and a Telestream Vantage for encoding and media management.
“Our Vantage system has been solid and required very little attention...when the ultra-attentive team from Masstech became part of Telestream, it was an easy choice for us to continue the relationship.”

— John Barling, ITV Daytime Head of Technology
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BT TV

“BT TV evaluated all of the available transcoding options and found that Vantage offered high quality content in the widest range of multiscreen formats, with media processing times that are significantly faster than any other platform.”

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M6 Groupe

Founded by RTL Group and formally launched in 1987, M6 is the leading channel of the media empire that now owns several TV channels, magazines, publications, movie production companies, and media-related firms. In May 2021, M6 Groupe, the channel’s owners, announced a merger with TF1 Group, which owns TF1, the largest private TV station in France.

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Visual Data

“The intuitive Vantage workflow designer enabled us to construct some complex workflows within Vantage. Hooking into several third party applications has meant that we’re able to construct and test each part of the process.”

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ITV

"A key benefit of Vantage is that we could start small and get very big. There is a continuous process of enhancements coming out of Telestream, and they are tracking our requirements well"

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NBC

“We used Vantage file-based standards conversion, transcoding, audio re-mapping, down mixing, closed captioning extraction, and more. Lightspeed Server ensured that processes kept up with the rigorous live environment, and the workflow profiles allowed us to configure process intelligence with each step.”

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WCP

WCP Media Services automatically generate screeners for online viewing with Vantage."The Vantage platform offers the scalability we need in terms of size and volume to support these new services and workflows."

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Outdoor Channel

"With Telestream Vantage we can operate faster and more efficiently with greater flexibility and perfect results"

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Outdoor Channel

"Vantage has streamlined our transcode process and makes metadata entry easier and clearer for our operators."
– Craig Berlin, UNC Charlotte

Outdoor Channel

"We were pioneers with the Vantage and Pipeline product combination, but Telestream provided excellent support and working with them was very beneficial for CANAL+."

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Adstream

“We chose to build on Vantage because it’s a proven, full-featured automation platform, and we trust Telestream to further expand its capabilities to address changing market needs”

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TYT

“Our goal is to continue expanding the scope of our programming and distribution channels...we switched to Vantage because it’s purpose-built to support the needs of a high throughput media processing operation like ours.”

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“We are confident that our Vantage transcoding platform meets our needs today, that it will scale easily to support our growth tomorrow, and that we can expand its capabilities to take advantage of opportunities that may arise in the future.”

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NBC

“We chose Telestream Vantage because it’s a scalable, enterprise class transcoding platform that has the horsepower to automate and process multiple workflows simultaneously.”

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NRK

BYU-Idaho Enriches Academic Environment: Learn how Brigham Young University-Idaho boosts productivity and enhances the learning experience with video processing by Telestream Vantage Transcode & Lightspeed Server

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Outdoor Channel

"Vantage Cloud Subscriptions saved the day for us – without this service we would not have had a product to show our customer the next day."

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Outdoor Channel

"Vantage has allowed us to work the real-time aspect out of almost all of our operations and work faster than real time."
– Duane Smith, Dir. of Technology

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Outdoor Channel

"With Vantage and Pipeline, we now have a more efficient, automated digital workflow that saves us time and money."
– Paul Weaver, Outdoor Channel

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Artear

“By automating these tasks, we’ve eliminated human error, which is common with repetitive tasks. And with accelerated processing, we’re able to ensure that media files are ready in time for postproduction. With Vantage, we’ve gained valuable time—that’s for sure.”
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Chargers

Los Angeles Chargers use Vantage automated streaming proxy and mezzanine transcoding on ingest with Telestream Vantage leveraging GPU acceleration.
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Merideth

Meredith Broadcast TV Group use Vantage to reduce the operational overhead and manpower required to get video content into their facility pipeline and on the air at local affiliates.
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Lynda

lynda.com uses Telestream Vantage software running on Lightspeed Servers to automate and accelerate the transcoding of lynda.com’s vast and rapidly expanding rich media library.

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Outdoor Channel

"The Vantage workflow is vital to our business. It lets us ingest and transcode multiple television shows at once, or cue a significant number of files to process overnight, which optimizes our multi-channel distribution."
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NRK

"For us, moving from FlipFactory to the Vantage platform was a big success. And with the investment in Lightspeed Servers, we gained even more speed."
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Super Sport

"We can now offer premium content to our subscribers on a day and date basis, minimizing the risk of losses through piracy."
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Pop TV

“When we factor in the technological changes we might adopt down the road—such as scaling up our infrastructure, bursting to  cloud-based processing, and adopting dynamic ad insertion (DAI)—we’re confident that Vantage will give us a competitive edge, come what may, well into the future.”

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Syncro Services

“Perfection is the goal. We never let any file go out if it doesn’t meet that standard. To do so would be to have missed the mark completely. We trust Vantage to do this critical job reliably, even as it ingests more and more media files into its automated workflow.”

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