Approximately one-third of Current’s on-air broadcast consists of user-generated content, submitted via short-form, non-fiction video “pods.” Each pod, which runs between two and 12 minutes in length, is created and submitted by viewers in more than 51 million households spanning the U.S., U.K., and Ireland via the Current website.
In observance of MBS’s anniversary, “Around the World in 60 Days” plotted the adventures of Japanese journalist Nishi Yasushi as he traveled to multiple destinations on each continent and sampled the food and local culture along the way. Every day, the engineering team used the So-Air service to file video reports from each location over public Internet connections using Signiant software.
Working with the foremost motion picture distributors, Berliner Synchron has built its business on top-shelf service and high-quality dubbing in all European languages. Using Signiant, they help clients maximize the revenue potential of their movies and other content by speeding the distribution of foreign language versions to market.
With multiple sites across London and a mix of outsourced and in-house resources, Five’s model presented a number of challenges as it looked to evolve its tape-based operation to a file-based workflow. Yet the broadcaster regarded the move to a file-based workflow as much more fundamental than a technology project. It’s a business transformation, driven by a change in culture, enabled by technology.
“Two different networks who want to come to our facility and shoot over the next two to six weeks, one of the first questions they asked was, “What is your COVID-19 policy? I never really thought about that, but we have to come up with one.”
“Time. I think it’s the biggest challenge. It’s been frantic. It’s been so frantic. Every day is just inventive in a way. Trying to get everything done within an unknown timetable and deploying technology at a slightly wider scale than we’ve done before.”
Over the past year, Signiant’s development team has been focusing on a few new significant additions to Manager+Agents. In addition to system-to-system automations, you can now also automate workflows to people and to and from the cloud, as well as support local object storage and growing files.
Signiant’s accelerated file transfer solutions are designed to optimize transfers based on file and storage type, distance, and network conditions, to make sure you get the most out of all available bandwidth. And, the bigger the pipe, the more we can help!