Press Release Summary:
On-Target local content distribution system enables programmers to insert pre-positioned regionalized content into national broadcast during selected local available time slot. System's uplink management component ingests, manages, creates schedule, and distributes content, while Integrated Server Receiver 4410 down link IRD, with 200 GB hard drive, receives, stores, and inserts customized content. On-Target Control System open-source based server manages content distribution.
Original Press Release:
Motorola Introduces New Local Content Distribution System That Makes Television More Relevant
The Motorola On-Target System Allows Programmers to Customize National Programming for Local Broadcast -- Creating New Revenue Opportunities and Meaningful Audience Experiences
LAS VEGAS, April 25 -- Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT) today introduced a new content distribution system that allows programmers to customize national video feeds for local audiences by inserting content at affiliate sites. The new Motorola On-Target gives programmers a new way to address different market segments by adding local information into a national broadcast.
With the new Motorola On-Target system, programmers can pre-position regionalized content such as advertisements, and seamlessly insert that content during a selected local available time slot, giving viewers a customized message that is relevant to their regional area.
The new On-Target system will be demonstrated at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) tradeshow (24 - 27 April 2006, Las Vegas Convention Center).
The Motorola On Target system consists of two components: An uplink management component to ingest, manage, create schedule, and distribute content, and a new downlink Integrated Receiver Decoder (IRD) to receive, store and insert customized content into the national feed on a pre-scheduled or real-time basis.
The new Motorola Integrated Server Receiver (ISR) 4410 is an IRD with a internal 200GB hard drive. The hard drive can receive and store MPEG2 video clips, graphics and text that can be used to insert customized spots into a video feed received from a satellite uplink location. Graphics and text can be animated and composited with stored or live content -- with content seamlessly switched between the live and stored feeds.
The Motorola On-Target Control System is an open-source based server that manages content distribution, including a file queue that can send content to all Motorola ISR 4410s, a subset of the ISRs in a system, or a single device. The system also includes automated remote backup of ISR hard devices.
In addition, the system includes an authoring station where editors can create timelines, playlists with graphics and/or text, and preview any sequence prior to distribution. The web-based application can be located at an affiliate site so that local content can be created and uploaded to the On- Target Control System for eventual playout to headend-resident ISR4410s.
"The Motorola On-Target system delivers a complete end-to-end system for customizing programmers' national feeds at the local level and providing the facilities for value-added services," said Doug Means, Motorola corporate vice president and general manager, Connected Home Solutions. "With the advent of the On-Target system, we are continuing our commitment to provide programmers with innovative solutions to leverage their investments in Motorola digital content delivery networks."
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