Unified Video Technologies CTO Ariel Matzkin To Lead Caribbean Broadcasting Union Workshop


Workshop to focus on leveraging commercial potential of legacy content

Last Updated: October 22, 2013 12:55 pm GMT
(Miami, Florida--October 22, 2013) Unified Video Technologies (UNIV), specialists in developing, integrating and operating complete high-performance media and broadcast ecosystems for broadcasters and enterprises, announced today that Ariel Matzkin, CTO of UNIV, is leading a two-day workshop for the Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU), a private event to be held at the Blue Horizon Hotel in Barbados on October 24-25, 2013. Representatives of broadcasters including ABS, Antigua; ATV and STVS, Suriname; CCN TV6 and Guardian Media Ltd., Trinidad; GBN, Grenada; NBC, St. Vincent; and TeleCuracao, Curacao have confirmed their attendance.

This archiving workshop is designed for managers and senior operatives of regional broadcasters who are responsible for handling their companies’ IP assets. The workshop, entitled “Archiving and Utilization of Archived Materials for Economic Benefit,” will present best practices for leveraging broadcasters’ legacy archives, and cover topics including the transition to tapeless configurations, benefits and optimal approaches to digitization, asset retrieval and access options, monetizing intellectual property, and more.

“In light of the great economic potential of legacy content that is stored in our members’ video archives, Caribbean Broadcasting Union member executives recently decided to focus greater attention on exploring important issues and considerations in actualizing that potential,” said Patrick Cozier, Secretary General of the CBU. “We are pleased that Ariel Matzkin of UNIV, an expert in media archives, has agreed to be the workshop leader and to present a comprehensive workshop on archiving content and utilization. Those of us who have worked with Ariel are familiar with his extensive knowledge of both the business and technical sides of the broadcast industry in general, and his appreciation of the unique issues facing broadcasters in our region in particular.”

“I am honored and delighted at the opportunity to lead this CBU workshop and look forward to meeting up with many UNIV clients,” said Mr. Matzkin. “I welcome the chance to hear about the issues that are on the region’s broadcasting executives’ minds today, and to highlight for them important considerations when planning their approach to monetizing legacy archives.”

Unified Video Technologies (UNIV) provides complete high-performance workflows that seamlessly perform all media processing, delivery and management tasks, from ingest to distribution and rights management. Through close consultation and collaboration with its customers, UNIV empowers enterprises and broadcasters to leverage media to advance their business goals, and applies creativity and know-how to design ideal solutions. The visionary UNIV approach is based on integrating software in the video ecosystem to optimize video quality and performance while minimizing operating costs. UNIV provides a range of software-as-a-service, platform-as-a-service and on-premise software solutions that enable customers to fully exploit the capabilities of their media and broadcast technology. Visit the company’s website at http://www.univtec.com


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