NET, one of Indonesia's leading television channels, has invested in a latest-generation Octopus 8.1 newsroom computer system. This replaces a third-party system which was leased on a subscription basis.
The project was unusually challenging as it had to be completed within a time window of just two weeks before the existing NRCS subscription expired. Octopus Newsroom's European and Asian teams joined forces and rose to the challenge.
Installation and configuration of the new system were all completed successfully and on schedule, including integration with NET's playout, graphics and teleprompter equipment while the station was still on air. An additional essential elements of the project was the conversion of the news media archive to ensure seamless accessibility from Octopus. Last but not least was the process of newsroom staff training.
Designed for use by television, radio, sports and esports broadcasters, the Octopus newsroom computer system facilitates editorial collaboration between news team members at every stage of the newscast production process, from initial receipt of task notification to complete and advanced rundown management. Octopus gives newsroom staff the ability to ingest all incoming audio, video and still-image files, news agency wires, RSS feeds, emails, SMS messages and even faxes. All content relating to a specific task can be seen in a single view. Octopus goes even beyond by providing the tools to publish content to web and social media channels from a single platform.
Suitable for all types and levels of operation, from a single channel with just a few bulletins per day to full-scale 24/7 news networks, Octopus newsroom software runs natively on Linux, Microsoft Windows and Apple OS X. Mobile apps are available for Google Android and Apple iOS tablets as well as smartphones. Octopus can be integrated into any MOS-compliant environment or workflow.
Launched on May 26, 2013, NET (www.netmedia.co.id) is a round-the-clock multiplatform television channel transmitting via the Indonesian terrestrial broadcast network. It can also be watched as a subscription channel via pay-TV, via satellite and via the internet. NET is part of the Indika business group which is active in the energy sector and, through Indika Multimedia, engaged in television and radio production.
Founded in 1998, Octopus Newsroom (www.octopus-news.com) is today the world's leading producer of newsroom computer systems with more than 50 MOS partners. Octopus Newsroom advocates an open ecosystem using the MOS protocol which enables operators to choose freely among high-quality providers of graphics, playout, MAM, prompters, traffic-handing and advertising solutions. Octopus Newsroom has successfully installed systems into more than 300 channels around the world. Based on Unicode, Octopus Newsroom products support all major character sets including Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, and Vietnamese.