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wTVision presented its new generation of products at NAB Show (April 24-27), in Las Vegas, and all the new releases were received with enthusiasm. ChannelMaker-in-the-Cloud was publicly showcased for the first time and attracted a lot of attention, but also did the rest of the new software: Studio CG V5, FootballStats CG V5, ChannelMaker V5, Media Tools and VVTR. The demos highlighted the capabilities and design of the V5 generation, offering new possibilities for the broadcast industry worldwide.
“It is always great to come to NAB to show our products and check the new trends within the industry”, stated Mário Sousa, wTVision's CEO. “This edition was particularly important to us, since we were showcasing our new generation of products and a fully hosted cloud playout system. The feedback of the visitors was extremely positive and means that we are on the right track. We can now approach the second semester of the year with a lot of confidence and ambition, looking forward to show our V5 solutions and ChannelMaker-in-the-Cloud to more and more people throughout the industry.”
The new software framework was designed to overcome some limitations of the past and is the result of many years of learning and accumulated knowledge. It comes with a new and fresh interface, much more intuitive and user friendly. Like all wTVision’s products and services, the V5 generation is very flexible and allows a smooth integration with the rest of its products and a large range of third parties.
ChannelMaker-in-the-Cloud, which is entirely hosted in Amazon Web Services, sequences and plays out clips previously uploaded to Amazon Simple Storage Service, mixing them with state of the art 3D graphics overlays and encoding everything to an output stream that is sent to a channel distribution center. The successful tests showcased the power of wTVision’s mixed environment tools where local station media can be automatically detected by wTVision’s Media Agent and uploaded to Amazon without user intervention, making it immediately available for sequencing. The flexibility of ChannelMaker, that allows broadcasters to easily create, optimize or expand a TV channel, will now enter a new phase in which portability will be key.