ITV

Case Study


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London, UK

www.itv.com

It’s been a complex project with multiple internal and external suppliers and we did three things that worked really well. One, running a proof of concept to flush out user requirements early on at low cost and low risk; Two, building clickable prototypes to allow users to get their hands on the product early and further refine requirements; And three, choosing NMR and their partner suppliers who we’ve been able to work with productively throughout.

Supreme Court File Storage

Extensive Storage Management

The Supreme Court, established in 2009, is the only court in the land to routinely film all the proceedings. This means that is has unending footage of the Justices at work. The Supreme Court upgraded its storage system to meet the demands of legal professionals and law students who requested footage so that it could be watched at their own convenience. This meant files had to be found manually. Because of the high demand for these files, the demand on engineers grew as well. It was recognised that the pre-existing system was outdated and required upgrading. After seeking advice from broadcast contractors, the Supreme Court concluded that NMR, a UK base media technology systems integrator, and its partners, including Cantemo, was the best solution.

Supreme Court Website

We really had to get back into the market, to invest in something that was going to replace it [the previous system]. We were really impressed with NMR’s proposal for ToolsOnAir. With Cantemo Portal on top of that, we have easy access to all our files, even once they have been archived.

ANDY WATSON, BROADCAST MANAGER, THE SUPREME COURT.

The New System

NMR supplied the Supreme Court with a faultless system that enables it to easily manage their unlimited amount of content. It includes Cantemo Portal, which utilises metadata to manage the storage of files, even once they are archived.

Cantemo Portal allows us to add a significant amount of metadata to our files. Now this is not only useful for us if we’re trying to locate a particular video file. The data is really available when we transfer the assets off to the national archive for long term storage once it leaves our facility. It makes finding videos for legal enquiries much easier and less time consuming.

ANDY WATSON, BROADCAST MANAGER, THE SUPREME COURT.

The upgrading of the Supreme Court’s systems by NMR has alleviated the tough workload from its broadcast department.

We were really pleased with the project delivery we’ve seen from NMR. In a very quick space of time we found that our engineers were able to work much more efficiently and turn around projects, but the integration very quick, very simple.

BEN HILSON, HEAD OF COMMUNICATIONS, THE SUPREME COURT.