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TBN In The News --- World's Largest Religious Network, Trinity Broadcasting Network, Selects Xytech Software to Streamline Its Production Operations
BURBANK, Calif. & LONDON, Jul 15, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Xytech Systems Corporation, a leading provider of software solutions that improve, automate, and streamline the mission critical business aspects of media operations including business workflow, resource scheduling, media library management, and digital workflow automation, announced that Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) is utilizing Xytech's software to manage its workflow and operations.
Founded in 1973, TBN is the world's largest religious network and America's most watched faith channel, and is the 7th largest broadcast owner in the United States. TBN is featured on over 5,000 television stations, 47 satellites, the Internet and thousands of cable systems around the world. TBN produces more original Christian programs than any other religious network, and is a recognized leader in the production of major Christian movies. Programs are translated into numerous foreign languages at TBN's state-of-the-art facilities, and TBN is on the cutting edge of technology with its Virtual Reality Theaters in multiple states.
TBN needed a comprehensive library system for managing its 30 years of media assets and metadata, including original content and programming, acquired materials, video clip agreements, long forms of air versions that are incorporated into shorter forms, host sheets, factoids, format sheets, and content from different shows. The Xytech software is an integral part of TBN's ability to manage its content, and seamlessly integrates with work order and jobs, scheduling, archiving programming, and creating and maintaining seasonal and theatrical specials.
The company also wanted an easy-to-use application that can be easily integrated with other applications while automating as many manual functions as possible. In addition, TBN needed a flexible platform to satisfy future business needs. The solution needed to schedule personnel, equipment, rooms, and resources easily and efficiently, and be able to aggregate and amortize costs associated with individual programming and creative services productions.
The Xytech software best meets TBN's requirements, both from a functionality perspective and application breadth. Furthermore, the Xytech software can be easily configured and customized to TBN's specific workflow operations via its cross module functions. This allows TBN to now provide real-time data to all their assistant directors.
In addition, TBN is aggressively developing its emerging media platforms for broadband and is working with Xytech to integrate into its other systems, so the metadata can be sent to Google, YouTube, and iTunes for its podcast "Behind the Scenes" daily show.
Randall Clark, system administrator for Resource Management, states, "We chose Xytech for a variety of reasons: its strong metadata handling capabilities, the intuitive interface, flexibility, full functionality, and proven track record in the entertainment industry. We wanted a system that would grow as we grew, and which would allow us to manage our assets in the most beneficial manner. The Xytech sales and support teams we've dealt with have been exceedingly professional, attentive, patient and responsive. Customer support, indeed customer-vendor partnership, is very important to us and our success."
Ron Peeters, Executive Vice President of Xytech Systems Corporation, adds, "We are pleased that Trinity Broadcasting Network, as the largest religious broadcaster in the world and the 7th largest broadcaster in the United States, selected the Xytech software to automate and manage their media assets. Having the capability to better manage all media in preparation for playout and repurposing allows them to fully leverage their entire asset library. Xytech also helps TBN prepare and stage content for digital distribution to an array of channels ranging from IPTV to global network delivery."
About Xytech Systems Corporation:
Xytech Systems Corporation is a leading provider of software solutions that improve, streamline, and automate the mission critical business operations of media & entertainment companies including business workflow, resource scheduling, media library management, and digital workflow automation.
Over 350 media companies worldwide rely on the Xytech software to manage their media business operations, including many international broadcasters, major film studios, post-production facilities, cable/TV networks/satellite operations, media content aggregators and distributors, and corporate media departments of Fortune-1000 corporations.
Xytech Systems is headquartered in Burbank, California, and has regional offices in New York and London, UK. Xytech is a Microsoft Gold Partner, an IBM Premier ISV Partner, and a Hewlett-Packard Industry Partner. For more information about Xytech Systems, please visit www.xytechsystems.com or call +1-818-303-7800 USA / +44 (0)20-7903-5170 UK.
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