Scripps Taps Volicon for TS Monitoring
May 4, 2012
BURLINGTON, MASS.: Scripps Media is standardizing on
Volicon’s Observer TS (transport stream) digital video monitoring and logging
system for all of its 13 stations. Each Scripps Media station will use an
Observer system for CALM Act compliance, ad verification, quality of experience
(QoE), NAVE monitoring, and ratings analysis. E.W. Scripps headquarters in
Cincinnati, Ohio, will leverage the Volicon systems for centralized monitoring,
giving company executives the ability to monitor news, programming, graphics,
and general performance of all stations from multiple large-screen displays.
"After looking at
all the major players in the digital video monitoring field, we found that the
Volicon Observer TS best met the requirements of our station engineers,"
said Mike Doback, Vice President of Engineering at Scripps Media. "In
addition to supporting quality control, legal compliance, and executive
oversight of all our stations, the Volicon system gives us the opportunity to address
all of these tasks from within a single solution."
Observer TS enables
networks and broadcasters to increase logging density, accommodate
high-resolution content repurposing, directly monitor native MPEG ASI/IP
handoffs, and inspect and export transport streams—all while operating
efficiently over a LAN or WAN. By using Observer TS for compliance logging and
air checks, operators can easily extract flexible MPEG metadata and
troubleshoot the MPEG transport stream live or from the Observer log.
With two configurable
logs—either the high-bit rate native ASI content or the low-bit rate proxy for
remote viewing—logging and monitoring with the Observer TS supports an
extremely network-efficient workflow. The system also makes complete stream,
search, analyze, clip, and publish functionality available from within the
versatile Web-based Observer user interface.