Seoul Broadcasting tops survey of worldwide DAM sites

A recent independent study from Kane Consulting into best practices in digital broadcasting named Korea's Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS) as the global leader in broadcast industry best practices.

Of the 353 digital asset management sites worldwide surveyed, SBS and five other broadcasters stood out as leaders. SBS was rated at 80 percent on Kane's index of best practices in areas such as production speed, editorial quality, cost reduction, productivity gain and generation of incremental revenue.

Other broadcasters included RTL Cologne, RTL/TVI Brussels, SVT Stockholm, France 2 Paris and New York 1. Each scored more than 50 percent on Kane's index, with an average of 62 percent.

Kane's study spanned the broadcast lifecycle of ingest and catalog, production, distribution, storage and security. Common best practice attributes include the use of standards-based digital asset management technology to digitize broadcast content and streamline production workflows.

IBM's Digital Media Center solution, along with other integrated technologies from KONAN TECHNOLOGY, Thomson Grass Valley, CIS Technology and D2NET, enabled SBS to produce and store news digitally with the broadcast of the Athens Olympics in 2004.

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