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EditShare Products Add OCTOPUS Newsroom Systems

The OCTOPUS system and the Geevs playout server provides news directors instant feedback on which packages are ready for air

EditShare, a producer of shared media storage solutions, and OCTOPUS Newsroom, a developer of newsroom computer systems, have entered into a partnership that will expand EditShare’s support for MOS-compliant newsroom computer systems to include OCTOPUS6.

“EditShare chose to partner closely with OCTOPUS because of its robust feature set, cross-platform Mac and Windows client support, and cost-effective licensing structure,” says Andy Liebman, EditShare’s president. The relationship also opens up distribution channels for OCTOPUS in North America, according to EditShare.

“Incorporating the OCTOPUS6 NRCS as part of the EditShare tapeless workflow provides broadcasters with a complete turnkey, tapeless production solution for managing news content and media,” Liebman says.

In concert with EditShare’s Shared Storage, Flow Media Asset Management, Geevs Ingest and Playout servers, and Ark Backup and Archive, OCTOPUS streamlines the entire news production process enabling news directors and reporters to browse assets, create rundowns, scripts and news packages, and when it is time to air, load the rundowns into EditShare Geevs servers for live playout, the company says.

The two-way MOS communication between the OCTOPUS system and the Geevs playout server gives news directors instant feedback on which packages are ready for air, and allows for last-second changes in the rundown as breaking news emerges, the firms say.

Petr Stokuc, OCTOPUS Newsroom’s managing director, said, the company’s partnership when OCTOPUS6 newsroom system integrated into EditShare’s Geevs servers. “We are delighted that this technology partnership has now also developed into business cooperation,” he said. “And after its success in Europe, we are now looking forward to the next step in North America,” he added.