On The IBC Exhibit Floor: Qligent
Qligent | Stand 8.E47 | https://www.qligent.com/
Qligent, a specialist in cloud-based, enterprise-level content monitoring and analysis, has developed a new As-Run feature exclusive to its Qligent Vision platform. As integrated within Vision, the new As-Run feature uses an imported as-run log to analyze whether vital secondary program events, like SCTE-35 ad insertion triggers and ratings watermarks, aired as planned, and also improves the compliance verification process of loudness, EPG tables, and closed-captioning. The application then produces a consolidated as-run report as an overlay to the program schedule in near-real-time.
Set to debut at the upcoming IBC 2018, this new capability provides monitoring by exception to pinpoint precisely where, when and why secondary events failed to execute properly along any of a broadcaster’s downstream distribution channels.
This new feature also saves broadcasters significant amounts of time and effort by enabling them to search for specific clips or segments of primary program events, such as TV shows, commercials, and IDs, as well as secondary events. Once located, the search function can link them directly to where that item is in the program schedule, and they can also play or export the selected clip segment.
Like other aspects of the Vision platform, IoT and virtual probes are used to monitor downstream distribution channels in the last mile and the home, including over-the-air, satellite and cable transmission along with over-the-top (OTT) online and mobile platforms. Qligent’s software probes gather and consolidate data for each monitored channel — and relays it to a centralized site.
With this new As-Run feature — and other recently added modules like MATCH for programmatic error detection — the Vision platform’s comprehensive analytical capabilities now encompass four major areas of concern: the detection of compliance errors (regulatory/SLA), objective errors (QoS), subjective errors (QoE), and programmatic errors (expected presentation to the end user).
By leveraging Vision’s broader data analytics processing, broadcasters have visibility of their entire distribution chain, including the terrestrial, cable, satellite, IPTV, mobile, OTT and social media services that deliver their branded shows to a potentially global audience.
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