Avid Technology, Inc.
Jun 16, 2015

WGBH Integrates Creative Teams With Avid Everywhere

Avid MediaCentral Platform Helps Boston Public Media Producer Maximize Content Value, and Improve Productivity and Efficiency Across Programs and Platforms

BURLINGTON, Mass., June 16, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced that Boston public broadcaster WGBH has embraced Avid Everywhere™ to integrate its creative teams across all of its programs. Powered by the Avid MediaCentral™ Platform, the new workflow will help WGBH to maximize the value of its content across platforms, while boosting productivity, efficiency and flexibility.

In addition to its locally produced content, WGBH is the single largest producer of television, web and mobile content nationally for PBS, acclaimed for its award-winning series Frontline, Nova, and American Experience, among many others. WGBH recognized that it needed to leverage content across all of its brands to successfully compete in today's challenging media environment, but did not have a common storage environment or integrated metadata sharing. To overcome this obstacle, the company turned to Avid Everywhere to create a tightly integrated, file-based workflow powered by the MediaCentral Platform.

"To distinguish ourselves in a very challenging marketplace, we needed to create an interconnected multimedia company in order to leverage all of our content in a better way," said Tim Mangini, senior director of production technology at WGBH. "With Avid we can achieve that in one highly integrated ecosystem. The main benefits of our new workflow are that it enables us to be much more efficient. We'll enhance our ability to share content with the click of a mouse and we'll increase productivity by refining many of our processes."

WGBH has connected all its edit suites and mixing rooms—including 45 Avid Media Composer® suites and five Avid Pro Tools® 5.1 surround sound mixing rooms—with the Avid Storage Suite's Avid ISIS® | 7500 shared storage system. This gives every media creator access to the same material—whether they're part of the post-production team, the web unit, the editorial group, or the local news team—without having to put anything on a drive or FTP, resulting in huge productivity gains. The new workflow will also become the backbone of a more streamlined process for local news production.

The next phase of the rollout will see WGBH implement the Avid Media Suite's Interplay® | Production asset management system, enabling creative teams to use metadata to more effectively find and leverage content. In the final stage, WGBH plans to roll out Avid MediaCentral | UX, the cloud-based web front end to the MediaCentral Platform, and the Avid Artist Suite's Media Composer | Cloud for efficient remote collaboration.

"Media organizations like WGBH are under intense pressure to boost productivity and efficiency, and to extend their brand across multiple screens," said Jeff Rosica, senior vice president, worldwide field operations, Avid. "Avid Everywhere has brought together WGBH's teams, enabling them to produce and monetize media across programs and platforms much more efficiently—and maintain their competitive edge."

About Avid

Through Avid Everywhere™, Avid delivers the industry's most open, innovative and comprehensive media platform connecting content creation with collaboration, asset protection, distribution and consumption for the most listened to, most watched and most loved media in the world—from the most prestigious and award-winning feature films, music recordings, and television shows, to live concerts and news broadcasts. Industry leading solutions include Pro Tools®, Media Composer®, ISIS®, Interplay®, and Sibelius®. For more information about Avid solutions and services, visit www.avid.com, connect with Avid on FacebookInstagramTwitterYouTube, LinkedIn, or subscribe to Avid Blogs.

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