Telestream Episode offers SWR standards conversion for file-based workflow

German broadcaster Südwestrundfunk (SWR) has integrated Telestream Episode encoder software to simplify media file transfer among its worldwide news bureaus.

Episode provides high-quality standards conversion for the exchange of news content between news bureaus located in Mexico and Brazil and the main office in Germany. Because different TV standards are used by different countries, conversion is required for the international exchange of TV programming.

SWR’s previous workflow required converting tapes with a hardware converter and using Reuters’ feed-based news service. When Reuters migrated to a file-based service, SWR needed to find a file-based workflow solution.

Episode enables standard conversion in file-based workflows and removes tape handling and playout via SDI to hardware systems.