WHATS'ON The Reference Broadcast Management System

WHATS’ON – THE REFERENCE BROADCAST MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

VOD  –  LINEAR  –  RIGHTS  – WORKFLOW

Our broadcast management platform WHATS’ON is built up from fully integrated modules. Together they manage  the flow of your content as it moves from initial concept in the long-term plan to fully prepared and formatted material—complete with promos and secondary events—allocated to diverse linear channels and VOD services. Through the process WHATS’ON ensures you stay within the budgets, maximise your rights, deliver quality media, reach your editorial targets and comply with regulatory requirements. As an enterprise-wide, extensive and multi-user system linking into the other systems, WHATS’ON is the backbone of your media operations.

The solutions that enable you to grow

  • Create on-demand schedules for multiple platforms, devices and outlets.
  • With rights verification and business rules monitoring.
  • For Catch-Up/Preview/Start-Over services: define the availability of content on the on-demand platforms directly from within the linear schedule.
  • Multiple file-format management driven by VOD schedule and integrated with asset management.
  • Drive the transcoding and material workflow.
  • Prepare delivery to multiple platforms.
  • Publish schedules to CableLabs export.
  • Create long and short-term schedules, with automatic rights verification and business rules monitoring.
  • Make multiple simulations of the schedule with stock, budget and quota forecasts.
  • Prepare alternative schedules for contingencies or just to keep your options open.
  • Maintain several versions of a programme.
  • Craft the continuity schedule including time codes, secondary events and transitions. Make last-minute playlist changes.
  • Maintain metadata of produced, purchased or live programmes, with multilanguage press descriptions.
  • Publish an up-to-date programme listing with multimedia content for any publication system.
  • Manage and verify complex linear and non-linear license rights accurately to the frame.
  • Manage multicurrency costs, amortizations and payment schedules.
  • Monitor consistency between license contract definitions, business rules and the transmission schedule.
  • Generate financial events for acquisitions, amortisations and rights usage in the schedule.
  • Measure and analyse the schedule based on volume, cost and duration.
  • Calculate and report on ROI based on the rights and schedules.
  • Report on different levels: days, contracts, programmes or corporate level.
  • Order, chase and receive physical materials from distributors.
  • Organise, manage and monitor the whole workflow of video, audio and subtitling components and their metadata.
  • Manage and monitor visioning status and technical data. Register frame-accurate durations.
  • Multiformat workflow driven by the VOD schedule, integrated with asset management
  • Drive the encoding/transcoding workflow.
  • Segment the product to serve the needs of any individual publication.
  • Prepare delivery to multiple publication systems.
  • Strategically plan promotion campaigns across channels and media.
  • Monitor and manually optimise campaign performance (ratings) up to the last minute and have automatic adjustments to schedule updates.
  • Automatically schedule trailers based on predicted ratings and campaign targets, in line with regulations and context-sensitive restrictions.
  • Combine automation with manual ad hoc scheduling.
  • Automatic bumper scheduling with copy rotation based on branding rules and sponsor contracts.
  • Configure the criteria on which to define the parental rating for every regulator (Compliance). Support the decision process to get at an overall rating and document the scenes and extracts that underlie the ruling.
  • Ensure your scheduling is in line with licence conditions and regulations.
  • Define and maintain specific workflows.
  • Integrate multiuser multimodule processes with manual or automated task sequences (e.g. ingest requests, file transfers), including to-do lists, status verification and deadline notification.
  • Integrate with own and third-party systems: File-based Importer for Model API, Configurable REST interface, Model-based API concepts, SOAP Integration Framework …
  • Support your users with the generic XML-based reporting tool for standard or customised reports and print-outs.
  • Facilitate daily work with compact gadgets giving a handy, configurable overview of data that is of interest to the user.
  • Build, view and export your own power reports, with self-defined summary lines based on any criteria, if desired on multiple levels.
  • Integration with BI tools.
  • Schedule automatic reports.
  • Email integration for manual and automated reports.
  • Define, predict, analyse and track legal requirements in the schedule, and define quota rules on multiple dimensions, country-specific.
  • Manage and report copyright information about music, video, images, art, literature and other works in published content.