Rogers Television Automates With BroadView

July 11, 2006

by -- Broadview Software

Rogers Television, a community television operation serving 2.2 million customers, has launched BroadView’s traffic and scheduling software in combination with a newly automated master control facility.

The new, centralized, multi-channel facility in Moncton, New Brunswick, generates nine individual channels of highly localized content for the many towns and cities of the region. The nine broadcast streams also include both English and French channels. The multi-channel facility had previously been manual but by automating, Rogers plans to significantly increase operational efficiencies.

"Using an integrated traffic and scheduling tool in combination with our new Sundance Digital automation system will boost our efficiency and accuracy enormously," according to Pierre Fortin, National Manager, Production Engineering for Rogers Television. Previously, users needed to print very complex multi-channel traffic logs and hand them over to master control operators for manual control of VTRs and other equipment. Fortin added, “Now, the logs for nine channels flow seamlessly from BroadView to automation. This makes everything simpler, reduces on-air mistakes and improves our overall on-air presentation."

BroadView’s advanced secondary event abilities and strong integration with Sundance were also important in the process. With BroadView, Rogers can schedule all their secondary events such as IDs, bugs, "coming-ups" and more. The channels even use animated bugs which users can schedule in BroadView and are then ultimately driven by an Inscriber RTX device.

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