Aveco, ETV Bharat Win IBC Innovation Award

Independent automation provider Aveco, along with its customer Hyderabad-based Ramoji Group’s ETV Bharat App in India, have been awarded the 2019 IBC Innovation Award in the Content Everywhere category for the automation system that drives the 24 studios and 24 fulltime news channels in 13 languages for mobile news consumption.

The award was presented for the “News App At Massive Scale” to Pavel Potuzak, Aveco CEO; Kulvinder Singh, Aveco VP sales for SAARC (South Asia Association of Regional Cooperation); and N.M. Mehra, vice president, technical, for system integrator VTI during the IBC Awards ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 15.

Launched on March 21, the ETV Bharat app provides the ability for users to “drill down” from national news to news from 29 Indian states and then to 725 districts across the country for hyper-local content. More than 5,000 mobile journalists at ETV Bharat have been trained on state-of-the-art mobile news reporting equipment, and Aveco’s production control room and master control room automation manages the dynamic workflow for all 13 language versions.

“Winning this award is the pinnacle of achievement for Aveco,” said Pavel Potuzak, CEO of Aveco. “As an independent automation provider, having first been awarded the ETV Bharat automation project and then winning the IBC Content Everywhere Innovation Award, it’s a great honor. We’ve shown that Aveco has the knowledge and resources to tackle the world’s largest automation projects successfully.”

During the ceremony, third-party technology partners Harmonic, Octopus, Ross Video and VTI were also acknowledged.

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