Avid Everywhere for AMC Networks Budapest

AMC Networks International – Central Europe has implemented a content creation to distribution workflow powered by the Avid MediaCentral Platform. Headquartered in Budapest, AMC Networks International – Central Europe (AMCNI – Central Europe) produces thousands of hours of original sports, news and entertainment programming for millions of viewers in the Central European region. It also distributes acquired content across its network of internationally branded channels, including AMC and Sundance Channel.

To stay ahead of its competition, AMCNI-Central Europe wanted to accelerate its processes for creating, accessing and distributing content, while also reducing operational costs. Gábor Nádasdi, chief technical officer, commented: “To help us access, distribute and monetise our media more efficiently across our network of channels and regions, we required a workflow that was flexible and scalable enough to meet these commercial and operational demands.”

He continued: “By adopting Avid Everywhere we’re ensuring our production teams in the field and at our facilities are operating as efficiently as possible to prepare our content for distribution as quickly as possible. Avid is the only company that offers the complete package of enterprise-level solutions that meet our business requirements.”

The new investment, installed by local Avid partner Snitt Studio, includes Avid MediaCentral | UX, the cloud-based, web front-end to the Avid MediaCentral Platform. With MediaCentral | UX production staff can connect to AMNCI’s existing Interplay | Production system from any PCs or MACs, meaning staff can log and edit remotely while at the same time freeing up edit suites for more creative tasks. This remote production model ultimately enables more staff to simultaneously create higher volumes of content ready for approval and distribution across the network.

Additionally, with Media Suite modules such as Interplay | Archive, AMCNI- Central Europe now has complete visibility into its media asset archives, making them easier to find, access, modify, repurpose and monetise.

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