Telestream and Vigor Announce Technology Partnership to Enhance PitchBlue Platform

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New Software Integration Developed to Further Streamline Operations at TV Stations

Last Updated: October 21, 2015 3:58 pm GMT
(Nevada City, California--October 21, 2015) Telestream®, a leading provider of video transcoding and workflow automation solutions and Vigor, a leader in TV content distribution and ad insertion services, today announced a technology partnership designed to further streamline operations at TV stations.

The integration of Telestream’s Vantage software with Vigor software will focus on optimizing the flow of new syndication content coming across the PitchBlue® platform. As North America’s largest syndicated program delivery service, PitchBlue is used by major content owners to distribute over 700,000 TV episodes every month. Vigor and Telestream’s development work will give stations guaranteed access to the latest technologies used for PitchBlue, including the upcoming feature enhancements of AFD, 720P and transition into AAC audio.

“We are pleased with the enhancements that the integration brings to the PitchBlue footprint. But more importantly, we are proud that our work with Telestream will make overall operations easier and smoother for our stations,” said Magnus Sorlander, CEO and Founder of Vigor. “We are always focused on how to make things better for our customers and this partnership is the perfect fit.”

Currently, the PitchBlue footprint includes 1,500 North American locations who receive content from CBS, Fox Networks and Deluxe/GDMX via Vigor’s Magnubox® server. Vigor and Telestream saw the opportunity to collaborate on additional metadata features due to the increase in syndication content coming through the PitchBlue platform. This partnership supports both companies’ commitment to making sure stations gain the most value by working with Vigor and Telestream.

Paul Turner, Vice President Enterprise Product Management, adds, “At Telestream, we focus on utilizing the latest technologies to deliver award-winning quality and world class support. Vigor has echoed those same business objectives for years and we are excited to work with them to help all of our customers grow their business.”

The integration will be officially released by end of October 2015.



About Vigor Systems

Vigor is a privately owned, TV technology services company with a thriving network of technology partners and customers within the media, cable and broadcast industries. Founded by Magnus Sorlander in 2002, the company provides ad insertion and content distribution solutions and products for broadcasting, cable and IPTV networks. Vigor raised the content distribution bar with PitchBlue®, its flagship platform designed in collaboration with CBS and Warner Bros. In addition, Vigor’s ad insertion-as-a-service solution offers customers unprecedented business opportunities. Vigor has operations in Asia and across the United States. More information is available at www.vigorsystemsinc.com.


About Telestream

Telestream provides world-class live and on-demand digital video tools and workflow solutions that allow consumers and businesses to transform video on the desktop and across the enterprise. Many of the world’s most demanding media and entertainment companies as well as a growing number of users in a broad range of business environments, rely on Telestream products to streamline operations, reach broader audiences and generate more revenue from their media. Telestream products span the entire digital media lifecycle, including video capture and ingest; live and on-demand encoding and transcoding; captioning; playback and inspection, delivery, and live streaming; as well as automation and orchestration of the entire workflow. Telestream corporate headquarters are located in Nevada City, California. The company is privately held. For more information, visit www.telestream.net.

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