Avid Technology, Inc.
Sep 15, 2017

Avid Unveils Next-Generation News Production Workflows with MediaCentral

End-to-end workflow enables news organizations to deliver the highest quality stories quickly and efficiently through the integration of MediaCentral | Newsroom Management, MediaCentral | Production Management and Maestro | News

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, Sept. 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IBC (Hall 7, Booth #J20) - Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID), a leading global media technology provider for the creation, distribution, and monetization of media asset for global media organizations, enterprise users and individual creative professionals, today introduced MediaCentral solutions for news. Integrating the Avid FastServe™ family of video servers, the next-generation MediaCentral® production suite, and Maestro | News — the scalable, end-to-end MediaCentral solutions enabling news organizations to create content from any location — deliver breaking news first on every consumer platform, and accelerate every aspect of their media production workflow.

"Today's News organizations are under relentless pressure to deliver information faster and to more distribution channels than ever before, all while growing viewership and differentiating their brand," said Dana Ruzicka, Vice President and Chief Product Officer, Avid. "Avid MediaCentral for news is built for the rigors of modern news operations — seamlessly integrating web, mobile and TV delivery with rich immersive graphics. We're excited to take it to the next level with our new FastServe video server family, Media Central Newsroom and Production modules, and the expanded Maestro | News graphics suite — all tightly integrated on the open and extensible MediaCentral platform, allowing news teams to turn stories around faster, to more channels with greater efficiency."

Uniting Avid's industry-leading product line in a seamless, single platform, MediaCentral solutions for news include:

Building on the rich heritage of the industry-leading AirSpeed® and PlayMaker™ video servers, Avid's new generation Avid FastServe family of video servers are tightly integrated with MediaCentral solutions for news. They feature a unified modular architecture that supports UHD and IP I/O to enable ultra-fast ingest and playout. The FastServe video servers for news include:   

To learn more about MediaCentral for News, please visit http://www.avid.com/solutions/news-production.

About Avid
Through Avid Everywhere™, Avid delivers the most open and efficient media platform, connecting content creation with collaboration, asset protection, distribution, and consumption. Avid's preeminent customer community uses Avid's comprehensive tools and workflow solutions to create, distribute and monetize the most watched, loved and listened to media in the world—from prestigious and award-winning feature films to popular television shows, news programs and televised sporting events, and celebrated music recordings and live concerts. With the most flexible deployment and pricing options, Avid's industry-leading solutions include Media Composer®, Pro Tools®, Avid NEXIS®, Avid DNxHR®, MediaCentral®, Interplay®, iNEWS®, AirSpeed®, Sibelius®, Avid VENUE™, Avid FastServe™, Maestro™, and PlayMaker™. For more information about Avid solutions and services, visit www.avid.com, connect with Avid on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, or subscribe to Avid Blogs.

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