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See What You Missed at NAB 2014

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Team SnapStream had a great time at the NAB Show (National Association of Broadcasters). Who doesn’t love spending a week in Las Vegas? We visited with a ton of interesting broadcast folks at our booth and knocked their socks off with our TV search technology.

Erika Blackwell, a reporter at Your Biz Live TV, was one of our favorite visitors. She interviewed Aaron Thompson (El Presidente) asking how “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” and “The Colbert Report” have automated their workflows with our product. Watch below to find out the answer and to see what you missed at NAB. You’ll feel like you were there with us!

SnapStream’s TV Recording, Search and Repurposing Technology Stores More Than Just Petabytes

YBLTV met up with SnapStream‘s President, Aaron Thompson at NAB 2014 in Las Vegas, NV. Aaron talked about their TV recording, search and repurposing technology. It’s amazing to see the wealth of data TV shows and other programming are creating, storing and accessing on a daily basis – petabytes and petabytes…

SnapStream at NAB 2014

NAB 2014: Automate Your TV Workflows with SnapStream TV Search

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

On April 7-10, we’re off to Las Vegas to showcase the new, upcoming features of SnapStream’s automated TV monitoring and content repurposing technology at NAB (National Association of Broadcasters). This year, you can find us (exhibiting for our eighth time!) in South Upper Hall SU4321 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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Here’s a glimpse of the new workflows and features we’re debuting at NAB 2014 and how they build on SnapStream’s successful enterprise platform:

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See new SnapStream 6.0 at Content & Communications World

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Next week, we’re heading to the Big Apple to showcase our TV monitoring technology at Content and Communications World (CCW). Many broadcast folks refer to this hallmark event as the NAB of the East Coast. Since NAB in April, SnapStream’s engineers have been diligently working to launch SnapStream 6.0 and tons of new capabilities.

Whether you’re a current user or considering SnapStream for the first time, you’ll find that everything in the new version helps to enrich your production workflow for recording, searching, clipping and repurposing TV content.

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Next up! Journalism Interactive at the University of Florida

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Journalism Interactive

Getting Interactive

Tomorrow SnapStream will be participating at Journalism Interactive 2013, a new conference focused on intertwining journalism education and digital media. Host of the second annual event, the University of Florida houses one of the top 10 journalism schools in the country.

Scholars, practitioners, teachers and students, from universities near and far, will congregate at Journalism Interactive to share their successful approaches for delivering journalism education in today’s metamorphic media space.

Journalism Interactive

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Re-purposing TV content in today’s clip culture

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Because TV is our world, we are very excited to exhibit at Content and Communications World, November 14 – 15, at booth #856.

SnapStream enables TV show creatives to easily search TV and incorporate TV clips into their programs. Shows like The Soup, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report all tap into SnapStream’s endless supply of up-to-the-minute pop culture and news clips.

This is the time we live in: the “clip culture.”

Video clips are suddenly everywhere. They have jumped from the Internet and splattered all over TV. Talk shows, entertainment/comedy shows and even hard-hitting news programs have all added TV clips into the mix of writing and production.

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Five Years of Government Video Expo

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Five dollar footlongs, five golden rings and five years of Government Video Expo. Five is indeed a prime number. SnapStream is entering its fifth season of showcasing its TV search technology at GV Expo, the East Coast’s largest pro video and broadcast expo. Will you be there?

If so, be sure to come and find us! This year, we’re smack dab in the middle of all the techie action at booth #523. Exhibits run November 30 and December 1 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in none other than Washington, D.C.

In the context of federal government, SnapStream fits the bill for a variety of purposes, like TV monitoring intelligence and political campaign tracking. At the local level, public information officers leverage SnapStream’s TV search and clipping technology to chronicle their media content. In turn, SnapStream supplies a huge workflow boost, expediting media responsiveness while eliminating the chore of manually scanning recorded broadcasts.

Get in touch if you’d like to schedule a demo with us during GV Expo.

TV Monitoring Technology for Government #GTEC 2011

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Lots of folks have conspiracy theories about the government, that the government is Big Brother; the government is always watching. Well, I’m here to tell you that government surveillance is a real thing, in one aspect that I know for sure, and that is television monitoring. I can say this with the utmost certainty because SnapStream is in use at hundreds of government organizations throughout the United States, Canada and beyond.

Today, our team is on the ground at GTEC, Canada’s largest government technology exposition. It’s our second year showcasing TV Search at this event thanks to our partner, CBCI Telecom, for prompting us to make it a yearly ritual. At the brand new Ottawa Convention Centre, the government’s IT community will congregate to see the hottest spread of tech offerings, looking for ways to improve operational efficiency while justifying the budget spend, no doubt.

In these aspects, SnapStream is attractive for many public affairs and public information departments who have a vested interest in monitoring televised media on their own terms. Politicians and political parties, too, are a great fit for SnapStream. With SnapStream, you are the keeper of your TV recordings—you have the power to search, clip, archive and transcode your content.

After attending GV Expo last year, I learned that having in-house control over this process is key for government authorities, who need to respond to media requests, dispatch information and maintain an archival of all their press appearances, mentions and activities.

If you’re at GTEC Oct. 18 and 19, come visit SnapStream at booth 123 for a demonstration. The first time you see a TV search in action, you’ll be amazed at how familiar it feels, just like searching the Web. It’s that snappy and easy.

SnapStream makes its official European debut with DVB-T and PAL! #IBC11

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Meet us at IBC! Hall 6, Stand 6.A06

Today is the day! At the 2011 International Broadcasting Convention, Europe’s largest professional broadcast show, SnapStream will premiere its best-of-breed TV recording and search capabilities on the world’s stage, Hall 6, Stand 6.A06. This is a highly anticipated moment by many, and I mean MANY. Every day, we receive messages from organizations all over the world, looking to enlist SnapStream to solve their TV monitoring problems (which include costly clipping services and traditional, subscription-based media monitoring services).

The international distinction, or technical hurdle, has long been the varying digital broadcast standards native to each country. For example: In the U.S. and Canada, it’s ATSC. In Europe, it’s DVB-T and PAL. We soon discovered it wasn’t going to be a simple migration to transfer the complexity of SnapStream’s architecture over to these foreign standards.

Digital broadcast standards

Luckily, our engineers are incredibly smart people! So it’s in due course that our team is now on the ground in Amsterdam, showcasing the first prototype of our European TV monitoring technology. The new SnapStream adds support for PAL and early support for DVB-T. Subtitles and teletext searching will be incorporated into a subsequent release.

If you’re at the Amsterdam RAI, Septemeber 9 – 13, you’ll see up close how SnapStream enables organizations to record, log and search traditional TV (terrestrial, cable or satellite), all over the LAN.

Today, our powerful TV monitoring platform is used by hundreds of broadcasters, production studios, educators and governments across North America. Now, European organizations will soon be able to leverage SnapStream’s robust capabilities:

- Record large amounts of TV, from 4 channels to 50 channels or… more!
– Archive an unlimited amount of TV shows with expandable storage
– Access TV over the LAN from any LAN connected PC with a web browser
– Perform real-time keyword searches of subtitles (where available)
– Easily create, download and e-mail TV clips
– Receive TV e-mail alerts of specific mentions
– Watch TV from any PC on the network
– Transcode TV files seamlessly and quickly to WMV and H.264 formats

If you’re not going to be at the show, contact us to set up a Web demo and to glean additional information.


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