Flexibility, Efficiency Driving Master Control

Playout has taken a leading role in early IP deployments around the world. As master control technology providers work to transition customers, they are focused on providing platforms that can operate on premises, fully in the cloud or in hybrid set-ups.


Stations Eye Virtual Master Control, Playout

Everyone from smaller station groups to major playout centers are examining software- and cloud-based solutions as they look at consolidation, centralization and density of operations. But whether IP and virtualization can replace all SDI functionality today remains a “big question mark” for many broadcasters. Above, Grass Valley’s iTX channel control. Click here to access TVNewsCheck’s NAB 2018 Resource Guide listing of master control and playout vendors and products or here to download it as a PDF.


Sony Acquires Crispin Corp.

The announcement comes after the successful completion of joint project by Sony and Crispin to create a cloud-based ingest operation for Tegna, called the Media Clearinghouse, and an earlier project, Public Media Management, which provides master control and cloud-based distribution service for PBS.


Master Control Slowly Moving To Cloud, Pt. 1

Broadcasters increasingly are getting comfortable with the idea of replacing their existing baseband master control and playout infrastructure with a cloud alternative when the next technical refresh happens. However, for those looking to the public cloud questions remain about live TV. There’s also a nagging concern that must be addressed before broadcasters hand their cash registers over to something as ethereal as the cloud. Be sure to look for Part II on Monday, April 17. Click here to access TVNewsCheck’s NAB 2017 Resource Guide listing of master control and playout vendors and products or here to download it as a PDF.


Tegna Centralizes Ingest With Sony Cloud System

Young Broadcasting Selects Crispin Automation

Young Broadcasting has selected Crispin as its master control automation and asset management solutions partner for nine of its stations’ master control facilities. The upgraded master control facilities will include Crispin’s newest products for managing file-based workflows such as Digital Transfer Agent and DigiPrep, along with Omneon video servers, Miranda graphics and routing, and Elemental […]

Crispin Unveils SaaS Automation, MAM Solutions

Crispin Corp., a supplier of master control automation and media asset management solutions, has announced the availability of Cameo and Veranda, two new software-as-a-service (SaaS) products for broadcast and cable television stations. Cameo and Veranda automates and optimizes master control operations and includes all hardware, software, training and ongoing support and warranty as a fixed […]


WDBJ Installs Crispin, WideOrbit BXF Interface

Schurz Television’s CBS affiliate WDBJ Roanoke, Va. (DMA 66), has installed a new full-featured, real-time BXF interface between Crispin master control automation and WideOrbit traffic systems. The BXF interface provides an automated and dynamic information exchange between WideOrbit traffic and Crispin automation that replaces the manual exchange of files with a real-time data interface. In […]