Latest Developments in TV Monitoring Software and Technology on SnapStream's TV Searcher Blog

Archive for the 'Tradeshows' Category

SnapStream Highlights from NAB 2015

Monday, April 20th, 2015

We’re back, y’all! Team SnapStream just wrapped from exhibiting at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas.

NAB Highlights

Our booth was awesome this year!

We got to meet with hundreds of folks in the television and entertainment space, plus government and education, too. Everyone was digging our new social TV features for sharing TV moments to Twitter and Facebook. We had some beta features on display, exclusively for the NAB crowd, including time-coded tags and the new transcript word cloud.

But the best part, hands down, was showing new people what SnapStream can do and watching their eyes light up! When you demonstrate how easy it is to schedule recordings in our program guide, search by keyword and pull up a clip, people are amazed. Our established workflow solves a very real problem for organizations out there, who are still using DVRs or don’t have an existing or easy way to manage television.

We’re excited to help more people overcome their TV recording challenges, and provide all the right tools for efficiently tracking and monitoring TV.

#WalkingGIF

As soon as you walked up to SnapStream’s booth, you were immediately greeted by a smiling and waving shark. The one and only #LeftShark, as seen on TV… and Twitter!

Many people hadn’t seen a real, live GIF in person before.

Let alone, a GIF that walks and talks!

The #WalkingGIF made waves around the Las Vegas Convention Center, and made friends with everyone he met.

If you tweeted a photo, video or GIF with the #WalkingGIF, you could enter our contest to win a free Apple Watch. How could you win? Well, you had to get the most engagement on Twitter (highest total of retweets + favorites.)

Check out our blog post about the #WalkingGIF contest to see some of the wacky photos and to find out who won!

All in all, our 9th NAB Show was a huge success. We were inspired to meet new people we can help, and there’s nothing we love more than continuing relationships with our amazing customers. See you next year for our 10th anniversary!

New at NAB 2015: SnapStream Cloud + Social TV

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

We are on Cloud 9, literally! It’s our 9th year in a row exhibiting at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas. And we are thrilled to be introducing SnapStream Cloud, along with SnapStream’s new social TV features, to over 100,000 of the most tech-savvy media and entertainment professionals.

If you’re one of ‘em, come on by and visit! We’re in a prime-time spot (pun intended) in South Upper Hall SU5402. We are the 9th booth (noticing a theme here?) in the first main aisle.

Here’s a lovely map for you.

See a SnapStream Demo at NAB

To schedule a demo (which we recommend), email sales@snapstream.com. But drop-ins are welcome! We’ll show you the ropes of SnapStream’s TV recording and search technology, plus you’ll get an exclusive look at what’s new and coming soon:

New Social TV Features

  • View Tweets in sync with TV broadcasts
  • Link Tweets to their TV moments
  • Reply to Tweets with pics, TV clips & GIFs
  • Post TV clips & pics to Facebook
  • Add “meme text” to screenshots

New SnapStream Cloud

  • No up-front hardware cost
  • Easier to install & Internet accessible
  • $300 / month fee (no contract)
  • Record 4+ channels over IP
  • Unlimited clips and users

New Features Coming Soon

  • Add time-coded tags to TV clips & recordings
  • Transcode to XDCAM
  • Merge TV clips into one file
  • Auto-segments & transcript word cloud

NAB Show Exhibit Hours

Mon. April 13 10 AM – 6 PM
Tues. April 14 9 AM – 6 PM
Wed. April 15 9 AM – 6 PM
Thurs. April 16 9 AM – 2 PM

 #WalkingGIF Contest: Win the Apple Watch

Our Walking GIF will be roaming the Las Vegas Convention Center and he needs your help commemorating his inaugural visit to NAB.  The contest starts bright and early Monday at 10 AM and ends Wednesday at 3 PM (Pacific Time). Here’s how it works!

1. Find the Walking GIF

Keep your eyes open and cameras ready during the convention because the GIF won’t be in one place for too long…

2. Take a picture, GIF or video

Take a selfie or quick video for Twitter. GIF if you know how!

3. Tweet it with #WalkingGIF #NABShow

You must use both hashtags to enter the contest.

4. Most engaged Tweet wins the Apple Watch

The person with the most combined Retweets and Favorites will be awarded the Apple Watch Sport, so it pays to be creative!

Official Contest Rules:

  • Contest runs Mon. April 13th @ 10 AM – Wed. April 15th @ 3 PM Pacific.
  • Must Tweet either a picture, GIF or video with the Walking GIF.
  • Must use BOTH hashtags WalkingGIF and #NABShow to be eligible for the contest.
  • The Tweet with the most combined Retweets and Favorites on Wed @ 3 PM will be declared the winner. In the event of a tie, the person who posted first will be the chosen winner.
  • SnapStream will direct message the winner on Twitter on Wednesday after the 3 PM deadline.
  • The winner will receive the new Apple Watch Sport (color and size chosen by the winner). SnapStream will purchase the watch on behalf of the winner on April 24th, the Apple Watch launch day, and it will be shipped directly to them.

SnapStream at CCW (Content and Communications World)

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Y’all, CCW (Content and Communications World) is happening this week. Watch out New York City, because SnapStream’s both exhibiting AND leading a conference session at CCW that you won’t want to miss. If you’ll be at the Javits Center November 12-13, here’s the rundown on where to find us:

Attend Our Session

Title: CBS Black Rock: Recording & Clipping TV with a “DVR on Steroids”
Speakers: Heather Doyle, Director at CBS Black Rock Media
David Hadley, Technical Director at CBS Black Rock Media
Gayan Gunawardana, Sales Manager at SnapStream
When: Wednesday, November 12
Time: 10:15 AM EST (First session of the show!)
Where: Production + Post Theater (Javits Center)
More: Session info below

Visit Our Booth

Come by for a demo at booth #755! Learn more below.

CBS Black Rock: Recording & Clipping TV with a “DVR on Steroids”

Hear from CBS Black Rock Media’s Director, Heather Doyle, and Technical Director, David Hadley, as they discuss the TV recording and clipping workflows of their group in a panel led by Gayan Gunawardana of SnapStream. As part of CBS Operations & Engineering, CBS Black Rock Media fulfills TV clip requests for every division of CBS, such as the sales, marketing, sports and affiliate relations groups.

Whether it’s a TV clip of the “The Big Bang Theory” for a press rep or an NFL broadcast clip for a sponsor, they can efficiently service everyone with the robust recording and clipping capabilities of SnapStream. Heather and David will briefly review the archaic processes of pre-2008, which were dependent on one-channel DVRs, long overtime hours of manual recordings, hunting for specific clips, editing software and VHS tapes/DVDs.

The discussion will focus on how the group was able to streamline processes to a single system and find several “bonus use cases” involving their top exec’s TV appearances and engaging CBS Sports fans on Twitter.

Meet us at booth #755

It’s your chance to see a live demo of SnapStream’s new social TV features, in addition to our robust TV recording and TV search capabilities:

  • Monitor your TV show and viewer reactions on Twitter, side by side
  • Reply to tweets with TV screenshots, clips and animated GIFs while your TV show is airing
  • Post directly to your Facebook Pages with TV screenshots and clips
  • Add a caption to any TV screenshot
  • Create animated GIFs in a snap, to share on Twitter or anywhere on the Web

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.

(Click image to enlarge.)

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:

(more…)

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.

(more…)

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

(more…)

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.

(more…)


.