The platform provides extensive support for ad insertion, including scheduled breaks, manual breaks and full SCTE passthrough. Direct support from CDN, social media and online video platforms (OVP) is available. TVU Channel also interfaces with BFX, Wide Orbit, and most third-party ad scheduling platforms.
Because it’s cloud native, TVU Channel can be quickly deployed without complicated configuration. There’s no extensive training necessary to get started. Building and managing channels is as easy to learn as a calendar. The browser-based interface can be accessed through any laptop or smart device from anywhere in the world with Internet access. Users don’t need to be located at a physical studio. In fact, TVU Channel can serve as a backup Master Control in the event a physical studio can not be accessed due to forces beyond your control like weather and viruses.
TVU Channel integrates within the TVU Networks ecosystem: TVU Producer for multi-camera live video production and graphic overlays, TVU Search for AI-powered content search, TVU Transcriber for real-time closed captioning, TVU Grid for point to multi-point video distribution over the Internet, and the TVU One mobile transmitter and TVU Anywhere mobile broadcast app for live video sources.
Video can be captured on a mobile phone, fed into TVU Producer on a laptop, graphic overlays created in TVU Producer, ads of any length inserted, and then pushed out to the channel for distribution to any playout platform. It also works with other edge devices for the ingest of live content via SDI/SMPTE 2110/NDI, as well as output for traditional linear channels.
Additional Features include:
- Templated program presets
- Program interrupt for instant changes - live or prerecorded
- Automated record function
- Scheduled or on the fly inserted graphic overlays
- Clip editing
- Output of Electronic Program Guides to CDN and OVP sources
- Variable program storage option
- Ticker/Crawl abilities