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Aiming to enable broadcasters to close the gap between live and archive, MAM solutions specialist Tedial and EVS, a provider of live production offerings, have entered a technology partnership.

By teaming up, the companies say they will be able to create a bi-directional link between EVS’ live production asset management suite, IPDirector, and Tedial’s Evolution enterprise MAM system.

Available globally, the partners say that their joint solution pairs the speed and reliability of EVS technology with the robust and secure nature of the Tedial system, enabling live content created in the EVS environment to be automatically added to archive workflows managed by Tedial systems. The claimed result and business benefit is the removal of unnecessary additional steps from the production workflow and allows users to operate much more efficiently.

tedialevs 23aug2017British sports producer ITV Sport and Kuwait TV, the country’s official state-run television station, have become the first users to adopt the joint solution. Kuwait TV produces and broadcasts content across its eight TV channels and selected the joint EVS / Tedial solution to integrate into its long-term archive management system and its EVS IPDirector suite.

In addition, Timeline Television is the first facilities provider to select the EVS/Tedial integrated solution to deliver a five-year contract to provide a full digital archive service for ITV Sport. To support its fast-turnaround live production workflow, replays, highlights and clips created using Timeline’s LSM and XT servers, will be immediately delivered to the ITV Sport archive. The solution will be implemented as Timeline begins the process of migrating the existing ITV Sport archive and will also give multiple remote users the ability to access all archived media and associated metadata via a web platform.

“Because of the fast-turnaround production ITV Sport undertakes, we needed a MAM solution that was closely integrated with the live production workflow to most effectively deliver this archive management contract,” explained Daniel McDonnell, managing director at Timeline Television. “Being able to back up live content directly from the EVS environment into the Tedial MAM system will let our users operate with much better efficiency.”

“Making sure [Kuwait TV has] an easily-managed archive of content is hugely important for them to future-proof their live programming,” noted Esther Mesas, Tedial CMO/CSO (pictured). “Having this tight integration between the EVS live production workflow and Tedial MAM system is a tremendous benefit that will help them to save expensive resources throughout the production process.”