CCW 2013 Provides All the Right Connections

By Hiren Hindocha, CEO at Digital Nirvana

 

At the 2013 Content & Communications World (CCW) Expo, we showed off our latest knowledge management technologies, including AnyStreamIQ, the industry’s first live stream media monitoring solution. The show proved to be a dynamic opportunity to interact with key decision makers in a far more relaxed setting than other major broadcasting tradeshows. Because of that, I believe that CCW should be on the ‘must participate’ list for any broadcast industry vendor.

At the show, we were able to talk with cable and network executives face-to-face to better grasp their requirements and pain points. With a better understanding of their needs, we can adjust our product road map accordingly.

Another valuable aspect of CCW was the special events, including the SSPI Future Leaders Dinner – an annual dinner honoring professionals in the satellite industry. The Digital Nirvana team shared a table with executives from Ericsson, ABC, CBS, and HBO at the event. There was a lot of camaraderie, bonhomie and good-natured ribbing at the event, and it was fun to be part of such a close-knit community. The presentation was live streamed and can be viewed here.

There were also many interesting sessions taking place during the floor hours.  On the first day of the show, I wasn’t able to leave the booth to attend any sessions, though I would have loved to sit in on a few of them or have the opportunity to watch them on-demand afterward. One in particular that peaked my interest was “Tapeless Facilities: Are We There Yet?” moderated by Larry Thaler, president of Positive Flux. On the second day, I watched a presentation by Paul Mears about how Nielsen developed an SDK that would allow content owners to monitor viewing by users using ID3 tags. When this SDK gains widespread adoption, content owners will have a reliable way of measuring audience for its streaming assets/channels.

During the show, I also had the opportunity to interview with Discover Video to talk about Digital Nirvana and the services we offer. You can view the interview here.

The Digital Nirvana team was extremely happy with the potential clients we connected with at CCW, and we’re particularly excited about the interest that was shown in AnyStreamIQ. Our cloud-based software-as-a-service helps broadcasters record, log and monitor live streamed media, validate ad runs and more. The CCW Expo provided an opportunity to talk in-depth with a number of potential customers about how the solution can benefit their operations.

 

Newark, CA, October 30, 2013 – Digital Nirvana’s live stream media monitoring solution, broadcast monitoring software, and content repurposing system for multi-platform distribution will be front and center at the upcoming Content & Communications World Expo (CCW). Being held from November 13-14th at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City, CCW is an annual convention focused on media and entertainment technology that includes HDWorld, SATCON and the Production + Post conferences.

Digital Nirvana will exhibit in Booth #1257 at the show.

“We’re very excited about CCW 2013,” said Hiren Hindocha, president and CEO of Digital Nirvana. “It’s a dynamic show that grows in popularity each year. It’s the perfect venue to present innovative technology. We’ve got a unique set of products that offer the capabilities and cost savings customers need now. We anticipate a very positive reception at this show next month.”

AnyStreamIQTM, the industry’s first live stream media monitoring solution, will be showcased within Digital Nirvana’s CCW booth. This cloud-based software-as-a-service helps broadcasters record, log and monitor live streamed media, validate ad runs, prove web captioning compliance, and cut clips for easy sharing. AnyStreamIQ is designed specifically for the new streamed media monitoring requirements of broadcasters, content creators, aggregators and distributors.

Because it’s a cloud-based subscription service, there is no hardware or software to install. Users just specify the URL of the stream, and AnyStreamIQ records the streams, extracts the closed captions (if any), and provides a browser-based interface to search the recorded streams. With its Cut/Clip feature, users can easily mark in and out points on the video and share the clip for either compliance or proof of airing purposes. AnyStreamIQ complements a station’s current, in-house broadcast compliance logging system.

In addition to AnyStreamIQ, Digital Nirvana offers an innovative solution for traditional broadcast monitoring. MonitorIQ is the only broadcast monitoring system that provides automatic ad detection, a director’s audio track, as well as an advanced metadata harvester™capability.  MonitorIQ combines the functionality of content recording (HD and SD in full resolution), content searching, retrieval and repurposing, Web publishing, signal monitoring, air-check logging, archiving, ad verification and tracking, and competitive analysis while offering the scalability that broadcasters need.

The latest software includes several features that are a direct result of customer feedback. Among the new, customer-suggested features are: flexible content archiving, real-time newscast exporting, and automatic extraction of Program Guide data from the broadcast stream.

Because the platform is based on open web services (REST) API’s, Digital Nirvana’s software can be easily integrated with third party products and can scale from one to multiple servers and from one to hundreds of channels. All Digital Nirvana solutions are web enabled, so users can access the software through any standard web browser without ActiveX component.

The company will also feature its MediaProTM content repurposing system for multi-platform distribution, which offers a low-cost way to repurpose HD clips from cable and broadcast. This new solution records encrypted cable feeds in full HD and is ideal for news and sports directors who frequently repurpose content from cable channels. For the broadcast engineer, it eliminates the need to maintain multiple set top boxes, frees up valuable rack space, and removes the cost of multiple DVRs.
 
MediaPro IQ allows users to easily edit, clip and publish live or recorded content in real-time.  Search is based on keywords, program titles, descriptions, textual metadata, closed-caption, as-run logs, traffic logs, alarm and discrepancy logs and time/date or channel filters.

About Content & Communications World (CCW)

CCW (Content & Communications World) brings together more than 6,000 attendees and 300 exhibiting companies in media, entertainment and communications technology. Participants have an unmatched opportunity to interact with the latest products, explore technological innovations firsthand, and hear from experts who shape the industry at every stage of content creation, management and delivery. CCW features HD World, SATCON and the Production + Post Conference. For more information, visit www.ccwexpo.com.

About Digital Nirvana

Since 1996, Digital Nirvana has been empowering customers with innovative knowledge management technologies. By combining media and digital technology expertise, Digital Nirvana makes it possible for organizations to streamline operations and gain competitive advantage with advanced product and service offerings. The company’s portfolio includes the industry-leading MonitorIQ broadcast monitoring system, AnyStreamIQ live stream monitoring solution, MediaPro content repurposing system, and repeat audio detection systems (RADS) for song tracking and ad tracking. A comprehensive service portfolio includes media monitoring and analysis, market intelligence and analytics, and learning management services. Digital Nirvana is headquartered in Newark, California with offices in Hyderabad and Coimbatore, India. For more information visit www.digital-nirvana.com.

For more information, contact:

Robin Hoffman
Pipeline Communications
277 Valley Way
Montclair, NJ 07042
Cell: (917) 763-8069
robinhoffman@pipecomm.com
www.pipecomm.com

Hiren Hindocha
Digital Nirvana
39899 Balentine Drive, Suite 200
Newark, CA 94560
510-226-9000
hiren@digital-nirvana.com
www.digital-nirvana.com

Editor’s Note: High-resolution product photography is available upon request.