Nordic regional TV stations automate with VidiGo

VidiGo and partner Qualitron will be implementing VidiGo Studio Automation at eight regional TV stations in the Nordics. With this installation VidiGo is entering the mid-end market with an open automation tool for end-to-end live TV production. All stations will be fully integrated with iNEWS and can be operated stand-alone.

Antti Laurila, CEO Qualitron said “our client was looking for a new way of working to modernise live production. The broadcast world is changing rapidly and they wanted something that was ready for the future. We offered VidiGo because we strongly believe in IT-based workflows due to the intuitiveness, ease of automation and integration possibilities. Reinout Lempers, CCO VidiGo said “with VidiGo Studio Automation we have chosen a clear route. We want to close the gap between the low-end and the high-end solutions in live TV production. Studio Automation is the way to go for smaller productions.

“Winning such a substantial public tender is a big step forward for VidiGo and proof that VidiGo has an increasingly strong position in the professional broadcast industry. We are proud that we can deliver a future proof solution at a very competitive price level, not only in CAPEX but definitely also on OPEX.”

The deal includes several VidiGo Studio Automation sets for the automation of live production and integration with iNEWS. An important element in addition to the integration with iNEWS is the use of the VidiGo Graphics Composer. This environment provides reporters and editors the ability to use graphics templates within VidiGo Studio Automation. The broadcaster will also be using VidiGo Toolbox for broadcasting of desktop content and live Skype interviews.

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