Jamaica Information Service Selects Primestream for Broadcast Automation, MAM Solutions

Jamaica Information Service (JIS) has chosen Primestream’s award-winning broadcast automation and media asset management (MAM) solutions to unify content creation and delivery in its media production facility. Primestream’s Workflow Server and Xchange MAM solutions will form a single platform for JIS to automate and streamline end-to-end content workflows across all of its delivery channels — including radio, linear television, streaming platforms, the JIS web portal, and social networks.

JIS is charged with gathering, producing, and disseminating information that will enhance public awareness and increase knowledge of government programs, projects, and services. The new Primestream platform is expected to go live April 1 as part of a large-scale technology upgrade that will replace multiple siloed content management systems and automate tasks that have been manual, inefficient, and inflexible.

The new unified content production platform at JIS consists of Primestream’s Workflow Server and Workflow Clients, Production Suite, Ingest Server, and Media Playout Server, working in concert with an Xchange MAM deployment that includes 20 clients for producers and 10 clients for editors and postproduction teams. Engineered with 200TB of production storage, the platform will automate content ingest, enable creation of metadata and proxy editors for fast browsing and access to assets, and facilitate remote editing using Adobe Premiere Pro. Through connections with a DIVA hierarchical storage manager and Sony optical disk archive, Xchange creates a seamless and foolproof workflow for JIS to archive content assets. In addition, Xchange is integrated with JIS’ proprietary OTT and VOD platforms for fast and efficient delivery of content to streaming services.

“Powered by Primestream, this sweeping technology upgrade will bring greater agility and flexibility, enhanced collaboration, and powerful new remote capabilities to the JIS production team. The citizens of Jamaica are the real winners, because JIS will be able to keep them better informed about vital government issues and topics,” says Mario Diaz Becar, vice president of sales and marketing at Primestream. “JIS chose Primestream not only because of our world-class solutions for recording, producing, and delivering content to multiple audiences, but also because of our ability to provide a full turnkey solution — including software, hardware, services, and IT connectivity. These are key reasons why more and more media groups and conglomerates are transforming their traditional environments using Primestream.”

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