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Fight Networks Scores Hit with BroadView OnDemand v2.0

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (NAB Booth N4330) -  April 13, 2015 - BroadView Software today announced that Fight Network, the world's premier combat sports network dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports including fights, fighters, fight news and fight lifestyle, is adopting OnDemand 2.0 as its production technology for multiplatform content scheduling and preparation.

OnDemand 2.0 is a fully-integrated next-generation solution that is the result of nearly a decade's development. It is the product of real-world problem-solving that provides broadcasters, cable networks, and other media companies a practical approach to managing content for audiences increasingly fractured by the proliferation of viewing platforms.

"BroadView's OnDemand 2.0 is a significant step forward that puts us on track to serve our audience as they move from traditional at-home viewing to wherever, whenever and however viewing," said Anthony Cicione, Fight Network GM. "This makes it practical for us to push our content out over dozens and dozens of new distribution channels and to gather the revenue streams that each promises."

Cicione added that the new production technology is crucial since the Fight Network audience trends towards young, sophisticated, technology-savvy consumers. 

"OnDemand 2.0 is designed from the ground-up to meet the needs of aggressive media outlets like Fight Network," said Michael Atkin, BroadView Founding Partner and President. "Success with multiplatform distribution has created a spreadsheet nightmare for forward-thinking companies. Our fully-integrated solution breaks the production bottleneck making it practical to prepare content for however many platforms are needed."

Atkin added that the OnDemand module connects scheduling to fulfillment. That allows one or few OnDemand schedules to meet all of the needs of an unlimited matrix of traditional cable distribution partners and new age partners delivering OTT, TV Eveywhere, DLTO, DLTR and web and mobile enabled platforms. Innovative rules-based tools like linear casting, rights casting and event treatments offer greatly simplified workflows.

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BroadView Introduces OnDemand v2.0

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (NAB Booth N4330) -  April 13, 2015 - Today at the opening of NAB 2015, BroadView Software introduced v2.0 of its OnDemand toolset, a robust production platform that enables efficient, cost-effective multiplatform content scheduling and preparation system.  BroadView's OnDemand 2.0 is a fully-integrated next-generation solution that is the result of nearly a decade's development. It is the product of real-world problem-solving that provides broadcasters, cable networks, and other media companies a practical approach to managing content for audiences increasingly fractured by the proliferation of platforms.  

"While others are scrambling to bring v1.0 of their multiplatform solution to market, BroadView's OnDemand 2.0 is field-tested and ready for deployment," said Michael Atkin, BroadView Founding Partner and President. "Our first-generation tools have been widely adopted since 2006, mostly to address the challenge of settop VOD. Now, v2.0 is targeted to address the vast array of web, mobile-enabled and tablet platforms that are transforming television."

OnDemand 2.0 offers a comprehensive suite that greatly expands on previous functionality. Features include:

  • Power and elegance in dealing with the many aspects of programming and scheduling ranging from rich, multi-lingual, multi-byte character metadata management to automated rules based scheduling through linear casting and rights casting rules.
  • Simplifies and automates daily scheduling workloads while still providing library scheduling tools to allow for finite schedule control.
  • Connects scheduling to fulfillment allowing one or few OnDemand schedules to meet all of the needs of an unlimited matrix of traditional cable distribution partners and new age partners delivering OTT, TVEveywhere, DLTO, DLTR and web and mobile enabled platforms.
  • Completely configurable XML generation.
  • Transcode, QC and delivery profiles for video, audio and still imaging is completely flexible by distribution partner.
  • Rich packaging tools allowing for complete control of pre, mid and post roll components of rundowns whether using branding, promotional and advertising material (static or dynamic).
  • Complete flexibility around tree, folder and navigational experiences

Atkin added that BroadView OnDemand 2.0 is available  now, and that several media companies have already agreed to adopt the new platform including Knowledge Network and Fight Network.  

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Fight Network Adds BroadView On Demand For TKO

TORONTO, Ontario –  March 20, 2014 – Fight Network, the world’s premier combat sports network dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports including fights, fighters, fight news and fight lifestyle, is adding BroadView Software's new OnDemand module to its existing BroadView programming, traffic and sales system. 

The new OnDemand module enables Fight Network to evolve and expand its business to meet audience demand for content whenever, wherever and however across multiple platforms including TV, web, mobile and radio. Operating alongside linear, streaming and international scheduling systems, the OnDemand module essentially eliminates the constant, significant manual intervention required to offer nonlinear content across multiple platforms. Through this, it enables an emerging media business model that is fast transforming the industry.

"BroadView's OnDemand module is a key component to our growth plans because it makes it practical for us to serve up content the way our distributors and audiences want it," said Anthony Cicione, Fight Network GM. "To take advantage of the exciting new opportunities requires the new set of tools that BroadView offers."

Cicione  added that BroadView's OnDemand module has made it very easy and cost effective to offer their product in so many different ways. 

"With Fight Network's implementation of our OnDemand module, they join the growing number of media outlets who know that the future is here and now," said Michael Atkin, BroadView Founding Partner and President. "We've painstakingly developed this toolset by working with clients to solve real-world problems. With it, we've taken nonlinear from science experiment to a working business model able to fill the public's growing appetite for nonlinear content."

Atkin added that the OnDemand module is a natural extention of BroadView's unified information management design. With OnDemand, media companies are able to add true nonlinear, multiplatform capabilities that are practical, scalable and profitable. It can be operated as a tightly interated element with BroadView Software's end-to-end media management systems including traffic, billing and scheduling or can be integrated with other popular systems. 

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About BroadView Software: 
BroadView Software Inc. is the choice of Broadcast Operators, Ad Sales Professionals, CIOs and  CFOs alike for information-management solutions in today's multiplatform media environment. BroadView's comprehensive toolset for programming, traffic and sales operates seamlessly across online, OnDemand, broadcast, satellite and cable. The core system's highly configurable architecture makes it a cost-effective fit for most. For enterprises with custom needs, BroadView is also a well-established technology partner for OnDemand, linear scheduling, workflow, and content and media management.  BroadView's  seventh generation technology provides industry-leading functionality and ease-of-use. This, combined with  expertise in integrations, training and support maximizes value and increases profitability for our clients. For more information visit:
www.BroadViewSoftware.com

About Fight Network:
Fight Network is the world’s premier combat sports network dedicated to  complete coverage of combat sports, including fights, fighters, fight news and fight lifestyle. The  channel is available on all major carriers in Canada, select countries in Europe and Africa, on  TSN Radio in Canada via its program “Live Audio Wrestling,” and in North America via its  programming on Sirius XM Channel 167, its programming block on Pursuit Channel  (www.pursuitchannel.com) and its recent acquisition of My Combat Channel. Fight Network’s  parent company Anthem Media Group also owns a significant interest in the Pursuit Channel and the newly launched Fantasy Sports Network (FNTSY). For more information visit: 
www.fightnetwork.com

For media inquiries, please contact: 
Carl Lindemann
Marketing Communications Consultant
Carl@Cyberscene.com
+1-512-495-1511

For sales and product inquiries, please contact:
BroadView Software Inc.  
Sales@BroadViewSoftware.com
+1-647-255-3500 

GEB America Moves to BroadView's Cloud-Based System

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.   

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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.  
 
For media inquiries, please contact:  
Carl Lindemann 
Marketing Communications Consultant 
Carl@Cyberscene.com 
+1-512-528-1516 

For sales and product inquiries, please contact: 
BroadView Software Inc.   
Sales@BroadViewSoftware.com 
+1-416-778-0623  

 
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