American company KSE Network Operations Centre (KNOC) located in Centennial, the production and distribution facility for Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE) network properties, has purchased IPV Curator MAM system.
American company KSE Network Operations Centre (KNOC) located in Centennial, the production and distribution facility for Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE) network properties, has purchased IPV’s Curator MAM system.
The system will initially be used to manage media throughout the organisation’s post-production processes and will play a key part in the continued tactical and strategic development of the KSE networks media properties. Installed and integrated by IPV partner StorExcel, Curator will be used by production teams that create content for the Altitude Sports & Entertainment channel which broadcasts live and studio-based programming of the KSE-owned franchises. These include the Denver Nuggets (NBA), Colorado Avalanche (NHL), Colorado Rapids (MLS) and Colorado Mammoth (NLL) as well as regional collegiate and high school sports events.
The deployment of this new media management and storage infrastructure comes as part of a larger digital content initiative aimed at the centralisation, indexing and distribution of premium content across numerous KSE media outlets. As the need for media has grown across the KSE organisation, IPV offers them flexibility in working with low resolution content, as well as seamless integration into their existing facility.
StorExcel will initially install the new workflow at the KNOC facility. It will sit on a storage workflow comprised of multiple Quantum storage platforms including Xcellis workflow storage and AEL Tape Library powered by StorNext advanced data management software.
The beauty of this project is that we got to start fresh. This doesnt come too often but we had minimal legacy systems to work around, said Lance Hukill, President of StorExcel.
This is a project that weve worked closely with IPV and KSE on to make sure we can deliver the speed and easy to use of content management that are expected in todays sports organisations.
As well as delivering content to air for Altitude Sports & Entertainment, KNOC also shares and serves media to Pepsi Centre Broadcast Services group, who support in game entertainment for the Nuggets, Avalanche and Mammoth as well as for multiple music and entertainment events.
We knew we needed to install a system that would help us deliver content to multiple users, mostly at the same time, and as fast as possible, said David Zur, SVP of Operations and Engineering at KSE Media Ventures.
Once we ingest media, we need to be able to log it, attach metadata, store it and access it again extremely quickly. IPVs robust Curator system makes sure all our assets are uniform in their tagged data so theyre easy to recall. If you cant find it, you dont own it.
Centralizing and conforming our media so its accessible and easy to find is the initial goal of this new installation, added Brent Kline, Senior Director of Technology at KSE Media Ventures. The next stage of the technical deployment will see a wider roll out of the systems were putting in place weve been very selective of the components for the first phase workflows, specifically so we can grow in the coming years with the systems weve chosen today.
Initially, a small group of 15 users will use Curator to find, manage and access media for the edit of long-form and promotional content. In the next phases of the infrastructure deployment, content will be made more widely available across the entire KSE family of businesses.
The IPV Curator system and associated storage workflow will be installed and operational by the end of May.