Mar 22, 2010

TechCon attendees to examine NGIS

One theme of TechCon 2010, PBS's annual technical and management confab April 7-9, will be "doing more with less," PBS's Chief Technology Officer John McCoskey told TV Technology. Lots to cover in the meeting's nearly 50 tutorials, sessions and panels, including: automation, multiplatform distribution, quality assurance, file-based workflow and the Next Generation Interconnection System (NGIS). One focus this year is the non-real-time file-based distribution aspects of NGIS. “It’s complex, as we need a ‘one size fits all’ solution. ... unlike commercial, each PBS member station has complete autonomy over their infrastructure, workflow and subsystems, which makes it a challenging endeavor,” McCoskey said. Here's background on NGIS from the Aug. 29, 2005 issue of Current.

PBCore expands into 2.0 version

CPB today announced PBCore 2.0, a development project to improve pubcasting's metadata and cataloging resource since 2005. CPB is working to expand the metadata standard to help producers and distributors better classify and describe digital pubmedia content and assist audiences in finding that content across various platforms (Current, Dec. 17, 2007). PBCore 2.0 will be managed by WGBH, AudioVisual Preservation Solutions and Digital Dawn.