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WHATS’ON meets need for content- and viewer-centric media operations

-  Johan Vanmarcke

Content may be king, but the viewer is definitely calling the shots, certainly now that the internet giants have endowed them with even greater power. This has pushed media companies to start re-inventing themselves. Putting their compelling content on the viewer-preferred digital, on demand or linear platforms, they are seeking to provide all means for the viewer to connect with their content and their brand. 
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WHATS’ON Academy on Reporting

- MEDIAGENIX

On Wednesday 16 May trainer Willem had a full house for his Master Class on Reporting in WHATS'ON. During this basic training the participants discovered the vast WHATS'ON reporting capabilities. Communication and efficiency improve substantially when users have such easy acces to the data they need.
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WHATS’ON Academy on LAVA

- MEDIAGENIX

The participants of the Master Class on LAVA (Brussels, 19 April) were poised on the edge of their seats as trainer Jelena showed them the ropes of the single toolset for planning content on both VoD and linear delivery platforms. They went through the workflow of scheduling stand-alone and catch-up transmissions, preparing the destination materials and finally publishing the content. LAVA is about having the best of both worlds, VoD and Linear, in a single toolset, as on-demand services and linear broadcasting dovetail in today's content-centric media world.

APB April: Staying content-centric with MEDIAGENIX

- MEDIAGENIX

See APB, April, page 29: interview with Managing Director MEDIAGENIX ASIA Johan Vanmarcke and CTO Peter Heinckiens: Staying content-centric to divert audiences back to the main channel.  
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Consolidation & WHATS'ON - A match made in the cloud

Consolidation & WHATS’ON: a match made in the Cloud

- MEDIAGENIX

Judging by the recent mergers, acquisitions and vertical integrations, there are more drivers behind the accelerated consolidation in the media market than increasing efficiencies: the scuffle for more leverage in negotiations over exhibition rights, for instance, or the struggle to secure content production or distribution channels ...
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UR live with WHATS’ON

- MEDIAGENIX

Birgit, Jelena, Lieven, Erwin, Wannes and Peter (taking the picture) surfing on the waves of success in Sweden as UR (Sveriges Utbildningsradio) went live with WHATS’ON. The Swedish public-service educational broadcasting company produces and broadcasts educational and general knowledge programmes on radio and TV channels, and has a VoD catalogue of more than 11,000 programmes available across several platforms.  

WHATS’ON Academy on Rights

- MEDIAGENIX

All seats were taken for our Master Class on Rights & Contracts in WHATS’ON. Key users from various sites came to Brussels to learn the ins and outs of the WHATS’ON Contract & Rights module. This module enables media companies to easily manage very complex linear and nonlinear rights across platforms and have their planning/schedules automatically validated against the rights and restrictions described in the module. By knowing the real-time value of their schedule and the programmes in stock, they can minimise waste and monitor their budget and cash flow with amortization plans and payment schedules. As the Master Class took place on Pi Day (March 14 = 3.14), we treated the participants to … pie.
About underlying rights and royalties

How to make quick editorial decisions in the face of complex rights and royalties

- Gerrit Cornelis

Broadcasters and multimedia companies in general who publish their content on diverse platforms have seen the complexity of their content distribution grow exponentially. To keep track of rights, underlying rights and restrictions, and to be able to take quick editorial decisions, broadcasters such as RTS in Switzerland, rely on WHATS’ON, the Broadcast Management System by MEDIAGENIX, that takes real-time accuracy…
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Among fastest growing companies

- MEDIAGENIX

On 7 February MEDIAGENIX was nominated as 'Trends Gazelle' for Flemish Brabant (Belgium). The annual ‘Trends Gazelles’ nominations, hosted by Belgian’s foremost business and finance magazine, Trends, celebrate the fastest growing Belgian companies per region and company size (large, medium and small) on the basis of their growth in revenue, staff and added value over a period of five years. Trends Gazelles are considered engines of innovation and inspiring role models for other companies. We see this nomination as another tribute to the mastery of the close MEDIAGENIX tribe and long-standing partnerships with a global and strong customer community. Both enable MEDIAGENIX to stay ahead of the curve amid disrupting changes in the media landscape. Picture: CFO Isabelle van Iseghem and Marketing Officer Geert Van Droogenboeck proudly posing with the 'Trends Gazelles' certificate.

WHATS’ON Academy on Configuration

- MEDIAGENIX

Happy certified WHATS’ON configurers at MEDIAGENIX after a fun but intense day of tweaking WHATS’ON screens, features and functionality. They came to Brussels for a Master Class on WHATS’ON configuration and discovered extensive possibilities. As the Broadcast Management System that caters to the needs of big international networks and local broadcasters alike, WHATS’ON can be configured to the specific needs of WHATS’ON users sheltering them complexities that are irrelevant to them and giving them ready access to the info they need. WHATS’ON administrators can configure WHATS’ON to fit the needs and wishes of all users, a group of users or an individual user. In addition, depending on their permissions, most individual users can configure aspects of their work screens.