Broadcasters face a myriad of media technology challenges ranging from high volumes of throughput, to large groups of users, the complexity of proprietary turnkey broadcast systems and enormous archives of valuable content, to name but a few. These are examples of how we’ve helped companies solve these issues.
We helped this UK and German arts and crafts broadcaster by deploying, then supporting their two linear TV channels, which include on-air scheduling, playout automation and real time graphics servers, compliance and timeshift recording systems, clip servers and shared storage, using the complete suite of hardware and software solutions from our partner ToolsOnAir.
A fully customised platform to handle all their promo campaign management processes utilising the workflow, asset management and integration capabilities of the NMR framework, deployed on hybrid cloud infrastructure.
The MTV Europe video archive, 40 years and over 500,000 assets was recently digitised and stored on a large LTO tape archive. NMR deployed a Cantemo Portal Media Asset Management system to help them identify valuable historical content, to repurpose and monetise it.
Viacom is home to the world's premier entertainment brands that connect with audiences through compelling content across television, motion picture, online and mobile platforms in over 160 countries and territories.
With media networks reaching approximately 700 million global subscribers, Viacom's leading brands include MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, BET, CENTRIC, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., TeenNick, Nicktoons, Nick at Nite, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV Land, SPIKE, Tr3s, Paramount Channel and VIVA.
We worked closely with the broadcast media operations team to implement a workflow platform to handle the quick turnaround of completed programmes received from 3rd parties that require ingest, editing, QC, transformation, approval and distribution for broadcast playout and VOD, across Europe.
News organisation’s main media technology challenges centre around extremely fast turnaround deadlines and large numbers of non-technical users. Two of the top 5 newspapers in Europe and one of the largest commercial radio groups in Europe use our solutions to handle content creation, approval and distribution to OVP and social media platforms.
Capital Radio and LBC are two of the most popular music and talk radio stations, broadcasting across the UK. The introduction of cameras in the studios offered Global Radio the opportunity to record and publish music performances and interviews onto their own websites and social media channels, to help drive consumer traffic and advertising opportunities. NMR provided a complete platform of ingest, post-production, tiered storage and media asset management, including custom software development and integration into their OVP.
In 2016 we helped Telegraph Media Group (TMG) by increasing their multi-channel studio ingest recording capacity, automating syndicated news feed ingest and introducing high performance shared video storage, cloud based backup for DR/BC, archiving, Media Asset Management and integrated content delivery to their OVP.
The Economist is an English-language weekly magazine-format newspaper owned by the Economist Group and edited at offices in London. Continuous publication began under its founder, James Wilson, in September 1843. The Economist offers authoritative insight and opinion on international news, politics, business, finance, science, technology and the connections between them. In 2015, the Economist launched a new documentary unit, Economist Films, beginning with 12-15 minute documentaries with production values comparable to commercial television. A year later, they approached us about shared storage, backup, archiving and Media Asset Management and we were delighted to work with their technical and creative teams to deploy a hybrid solution, supporting on-premise editing teams, with web delivery and cloud archiving to AWS.
We’ve worked with Guardian News & Media on several occasions over the last decade and in 2013, following a highly competitive tender process, NMR was awarded the MMIT project to upgrade their entire video storage and workflow infrastructure, replacing several legacy and discontinued platforms with high performance tiered storage, off site backup for Disaster Recovery and archiving to the cloud. On top of this we deployed a highly customised and sophisticated Cantemo Portal Media Asset Management system to enable their journalists to easily commission, create and publish video stories, all from a single user management interface.
Charities and Arts organisations produce amazing and often unique niche content, usually with limited resources but with the same high production values as much larger content producers.
We worked with the LSO’s in-house content production team to implement shared storage and a Cantemo Portal Media Asset Management system that enables them to manage and share video and audio recordings of the LSO performances.
We worked with the National Theatre’s Broadcast team and the public-facing NT Archive service to implement a Cantemo Portal Media Asset Management system capable of supporting both groups.
The Broadcast team produces marketing and promotional videos for the Theatres and is responsible for the production of the NTLive broadcasts. We also migrated content from a legacy MAM and integrated with IT data lifecycle management systems.
The NT Archive curates hundreds of thousands of historical NT assets; still photography, theatre programmes, video recordings of rehearsals and theatrical productions. We helped migrate from an archive of files and folders and spreadsheets to develop a single system the team can use to manage the Archive and be browsed by researchers and the general public.
Houses of worship accumulate hundreds of hours of valuable archive footage from events and sermons which are broadcast and saved for posterity. Operating much like international broadcasters in their own right, they need to reach a global audience using traditional linear broadcast, live streaming and increasingly video-on-demand. This requires dedicated post-production facilities, archive systems, media asset management and playout facilities.
The Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) Christian church broadcasts to over 100 countries worldwide from Manila, Philippines. Approached via their local partner in 2014 we worked closely with their R&D team to deploy Cantemo Portal Media Asset Management in three of their departments to manage daily news programming and historical archive workflows.
Muslim Television Ahmadiyya (MTA), is a globally-broadcasting, nonprofit satellite television network and a division of Al Shirkatul-Islamiyyah, which consists of 5 international channels that are run and funded entirely by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, for the last 25 years. We work closely with their production team to provide studio recording facilities and tape archive ingest systems, multi-tiered storage for post-production and archiving and a Cantemo Portal system to for content management, collaboration and distribution.
Large corporations produce, manage and distribute content throughout the enterprise, often globally and often to broadcast standards. We work with these teams to provide integrated production facilities, tiered storage, media asset management, and ingest and playout systems.
We've worked with BT Centre for many years, supporting their post-production and tiered storage infrastructure, which is part of their studio and auditorium facilities.
US investment bank Citibank, part of Citigroup have post-production editing and grading suites, supported by shared storage, automated backup, LTO archiving and integrated Media Asset Management.
We've worked with Deutsche Bank for a number of years, upgrading and supporting both their London and New York video production systems. Their auditorium and meeting rooms are used every day for sensitive internal market and economic analysis briefings, which are recorded, edited, distributed and finally archived for compliance purposes.
The EDF nuclear safety inspection team is responsible for ensuring EDF’s nuclear production facilities operate safely across their 12 UK sites. By using highly customised medical imaging cameras they are able to conduct visual and technical safety inspections of parts of the reactor facility that cannot be easily accessed by people. Their previous workflow was extremely linear and time consuming in nature, so we designed a new nonlinear recording and custom media ingest and logging process for the on site inspection teams, based on a Cantemo Media Asset Management system.
Nomura inherited a legacy SD tape-based production facility when it acquired the Lehman Brother’s European equities and investment banking business, following the financial crash in 2008. The business needs facilities like these to produce fast-turnaround and live broadcast content for daily morning analyst briefings and other corporate communications. The legacy system was creaking and not fit for purpose. NMR helped the Multimedia team to transform the facility and we designed and deployed a brand new flexible, scalable, tapeless video production system, handling multiple channels of HD ingest, playout and post-production, in their new London HQ. The original system was installed in 2011 and successfully upgraded in 2016.
When UBS relocated premises on London we designed and deployed the new production facilities, with multiple live channels of ingest, storage, post production and playout facilities. The Communications team relies on this system to broadcast live and recorded events from the auditorium and other corporate content throughout the company.
Organisations in the public sector increasingly rely upon video records as much as paper. Video records are subject to the same level of compliance as all other records and we work with AV, production and compliance teams to meet these operational requirements.
The Audiovisual team at the UK Supreme Court are responsible for recording court sessions for public record and to supply live feeds for broadcasters. As well as multiple channels of ingest and post production facilities we designed and deployed a system to help manage and catalogue the large library of court sessions which are required for the public archive.
Creating sports highlights has one of the most challenging, time critical workflows - from live event recording and ingest, to post-production, QC, approval and multi-platform content delivery - all in the shortest possible timeframe. We work with several leading sports organisations, to integrate Media Asset Management with automatic metadata services, such as Opta, to provide enhanced workflow automation, such as automatic sub-clipping and auto-highlights creation, as well as leveraging Machine Learning technology, to provide additional content discovery.
The organisation currently creates and provides content deliverables for content delivery partners, including broadcasters and for its own VOD service, as well as for other promotional purposes. It needed to aggregate over 300TB of content, dating back to 1985, across multiple storage pools. Due to the amount of content housed within its storage, and a lack of metadata support, the club’s media production department was finding it difficult to find relevant content quickly. It approached systems integrator, NMR, for a solution to its media management headache.