Masstech for News Being Deployed to Enhance Content Archiving and Media Management at 50+ U.S. TV Stations

Station Groups Look Beyond Traditional MAMs in Order to Extract Maximum Value from Investments in Content Capture and Creation

TORONTO, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Masstech Group, whose solutions enable media companies to save, share and transform content, today announced that its Masstech for News™ system is being deployed at more than 50 U.S. TV stations spanning station groups that together account for approximately 20 percent of U.S. news operations.


The Masstech for News solution, which was first introduced at NAB 2013, enables news operations to more effectively re-use and re-purpose their valuable content by:

  • automating content archiving and lowering the costs and fees associated with content retention and scaling over time
  • simplifying search and restore operations by integrating them into the native newsroom computer systems (NRCS) journalists are already familiar with
  • eliminating technical barriers users face when trying to move content between legacy MAM systems, production systems, and newsroom computers

Masstech CEO Joe French said, "From video captured by cameras in the field to a completed story prepared by a journalist, a news operation's content, is its lifeblood. That is why everyone has been excited about MAMs in recent years. Unfortunately, moving content in and out of those systems for use in production has been complicated. As a result, even when content is stored, it often doesn't get used as much as it should. With Masstech for News the complex technology needed to move content between different systems and different locations is hidden from the journalists. Our customers want their people focused on making valuable content, not managing the logistics of moving files. That's what Masstech for News delivers."

Masstech for News™ allows journalists to automatically archive, access, share and use a company's content directly from within popular newsroom system interfaces, including Associated Press ENPS, Avid iNEWS and Ross Inception. Direct integration within NRCS interfaces and other production system provides users with direct, disruption-free access to video and text content stored locally, remotely, or produced by third party agencies. The unique "Video follows Text" advantage allows all elements of a story, including text, metadata and media, to be transferred seamlessly with just a single drag-and-drop action between locations, production servers and even different newsroom systems. Automated transcoding ensures that content is always in the correct format as media moves from the archive, through production and out for distribution. Reducing complexity in this way encourages creative flexibility and heightens productivity.

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About Masstech Group
Masstech Group is the leading provider of powerful tools for media asset management and transcoding technology for the media and entertainment industries. From global media companies to corporate video production departments, organizations of all sizes rely on Masstech for file-based workflow solutions that have tangible impact on efficiency and productivity. Masstech serves a customer base that spans Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, North and South America. Founded in 2002, the company is headquartered in Toronto, with offices in Australia, Europe, India and the United States. For complete information

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