NAB 2016

NAB 2016: TVU Alert Service To Be Integrated With AP ENPS

TVU Networks (Booth SU4405) and the Associated Press have partnered to deliver an integrated solution designed to speed notification of breaking news within a broadcast organization. The solution combining AP ENPS multiplatform news-production system and the new TVU Alert service allows mission-critical TVU Alerts to be sent directly to AP ENPS users and enables the preview of incoming TVU video streams within AP ENPS.

The integration is being demonstrated at the TVU Networks booth this week.

TVU Alert delivers enterprise-wide programming and operational alerts across multiple TVU transmitter, receiver, and management devices. AP ENPS treats the TVU Alerts as urgent messages, similar to content alerts like AP news wires. Details of a news event — name, description, location, event time, notes — are displayed in addition to the unique ID of the transmitter and receiver. Also, the Alert provides users the ability to preview the live stream in ENPS.

“Today more than ever, reporting on breaking news first is what separates the most respected and ‘first choice’ news sources from their competition,” says Matt McEwen, VP, product management, TVU Networks. “With this new partnership, TVU Alert allows any user with a TVU device to create a short breaking-news alert and send it to other TVU devices as well as AP ENPS. This allows everyone within the news organizations who has access to TVU devices or an ENPS client, such as reporters, directors, management and technical staff, to access details on a breaking story with just a mouse click. The system provides previews of incoming video streams related to breaking news within AP ENPS.”

Says Andy Wormser, director, ENPS product design, AP, “The ENPS/ TVU integration allows journalists to have more critical information available to them, allowing them to focus on fast and accurate storytelling.”