Never.no’s Community TV Brings Broadcast to the People
OSLO, Norway, April 14 -Never.no, creator of the software suite that powers the world’s most popular participation TV solutions, today announced the launch of Community TV, a new and cost-effective way for schools, churches, nonprofits, and other organizations to manage and broadcast their own television programming both on-air and online.
“The never.no Community TV suite does nothing less than change the fundamentals of public access television,” said Lars Lauritzsen, CEO of never.no. “Using Community TV, an organization can dramatically reduce the costs of hardware, infrastructure, and labor compared with traditional broadcast methods.” At the same time, Community TV offers a community-driven television experience through user-provided content and interactive participation across multiple communication technologies.
Community TV can be installed as enterprise software on the site owner’s own servers, or it can be accessed as Software as a Service (SaaS) over the Internet. It is easy to use. Without needing any broadcast experience, a designated user can submit and schedule broadcast-quality video via Web browser from any location with an Internet connection. Community TV thus has the potential to replace any existing system that combines ingest, traffic, scheduling, and automation, not to mention transcoding for publishing to the Web.
“We are pleased to support never.no’s successful venture to create a truly customized, integrated broadcast solution that enables such a dynamic and interactive viewer experience,” said Tim Thorsteinson, president of Harris Broadcast Communications. “The NEXIO AMP server is widely recognized as a tool that enables a significant reduction in the costs associated with content acquisition, production, distribution, and management, and the RTX is an extremely flexible and powerful platform that provides operators with a great deal of creative freedom to handle complex graphics requirements.”
Never.no connects broadcasters, brands, outdoor media owners, and digital screen networks with online and mobile consumers. never.no’s interactive video platform enables audience participation by modifying the video stream based on live, user-submitted opinions and content. Able to function with traditional TV, Web TV, IPTV, and mobile TV platforms, the never.no product suite powers interactive TV formats and entire channels and allows viewers to participate through mobile phones and the Internet. With datacenters in Oslo, Los Angeles, and Dubai, never.no serves customers including broadcast, telco, and media companies worldwide.
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