Tulsa, Oklahoma – February 21, 2014 – GEB America, the Oklahoma-based religious and cable TV broadcaster has migrated its in-house, server-based BroadView broadcast management system to BroadView Cloud. Moving to this cloud-based configuration adds redundant reliability and access anywhere flexibility while reducing operating costs.
"BroadView has always been a reliable, innovative technology partner for us," said Bill Lee, Director of Engineering, GEB America. "Now, BroadView Cloud allows us to hand over parts of our technical infrastructure that have added complexity and cost. By letting them do what they do best, we focus better on what we do."
Lee added that this is a natural evolution of BroadView's core philosophy.
"When you think about it, BroadView's integrated media management solution offloads in-house solutions like doing traffic with spreadsheets. We've handed that over to their expertise with great success. It is obvious that turning the hardware to their care is the way to go."
While cloud-based systems are new to many broadcasters, BroadView has offered it as a client option for several years. Now, interest in it has grown tremendously as the larger IT industry has embraced it.
"Cloud computing is an important option for broadcasters seeking a way to have our powerful tools with a lower upfront costs," said Michael Atkin, BroadView Founding Partner and President. "This is an important extension of our cost-conscious design philosophy that lowers IT costs by running on the lightest possible hardware. Here, those wishing to outsource the hosting can simplify even further."
According to Atkin, BroadView's cloud solution is typically best suited for operations without extensive IT resources. In addition to cost savings, it provides features typically beyond in-house capabilities. These redundant reliability and remote access for staff to work from anywhere.
"Broadcasters sometimes overlook the total long-term costs of running their management solution. The potential for savings with BroadView Cloud makes such actual costs key the next time you are either renewing your contract with an existing vendor or are contemplating a change," he said.
About BroadView Software:
BroadView Software Inc. is a leading North American software developer specializing in broadcast information-management solutions. With more than two decades experience, BroadView has a well-established reputation in the broadcast industry for delivering a comprehensive toolset for programming, traffic and sales that combines sophisticated functionality with ease of use. BroadView's winning trifecta for clients provides highly configurable software, excellent training plus full conversion of historical data. With BroadView, stations can maximize revenues with increased profitability and operational savings. For more information, visit www.BroadViewSoftware.com
About GEB America
GEB America is focusing on helping the 34 million Baby Boomers of faith to live well – Spirit, Mind and Body. From the campus of Oral Roberts University comes a place of hope for today and the promise of a better tomorrow. Built on the network’s vision founded by Chancellor Oral Roberts, GEB America leaps into the 21st Century providing Spirit-Empowered Edu-tainment. GEB America reaches more than 21.7 million households in North America and can be viewed on DirecTV Channel 363, Tulsa TV-53, KUGB TV 28.1 Houston, Trinidad and Tobago, and www.gebamerica.com.
About Oral Roberts University
Oral Roberts University is a world-renowned Christian university located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Founded in 1963, ORU serves students from 50 states and more than 70 countries, representing over 40 denominations. ORU offers more than 60 undergraduate majors, 13 master’s programs and two doctoral degrees, plus NCAA Division I athletics. For more information on ORU, visit www.oru.edu.
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