- SYSTEMS INTEGRATION
Singapore, November 12, 2014: We are pleased to announce that we have been chosen to supply, install and integrate a new newsroom system at MediaCorp, Singapore. The system will be delivered by OCTOPUS Newsroom and will incorporate their high-end, innovative Octopus7 Newsroom Computer System (NRCS) and is expected to go on-Air in 2015.
This new newsroom system will replace the existing system at MediaCorp and will cater to their desktop users and journalists. It will be integrated into the various other systems at the facility such as automation, graphics, subtitling, archives, video-servers, et al. Additionally, it will also have mobile clients to enable production, publishing, and rundown access from remote locations.
In the run-up to being awarded this project, Benchmark and OCTOPUS had several interactions and testing sessions with MediaCorp where we were able to demonstrate the advantages of the Octopus NRCS. This successfully emphasised not just the system’s features but also its seamless integration with other third-party systems.
We at Benchmark are particularly pleased as we have had a long relationship with OCTOPUS Newsroom. At the outset, we were instrumental in bringing them to the region.Today, as an OCTOPUS Gold Partner for South and South East Asia we feel extremely proud of having been chosen for this project – another feather in our cap.
MediaCorp is Singapore’s leading media company with the most complete range of platforms, spanning television, radio, newspapers, magazines, movies, digital and out-of-home media.
It pioneered the development of Singapore’s broadcasting industry, with the broadcast of Radio in 1936 and Television in 1963. Today, MediaCorp has over 50 products and brands in four languages (English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil), reaching out to Singapore every day.
Initiatives in the new digital space include Internet TV-on-demand, High Definition TV broadcast and Over-the-Top (OTT) interactive services.
OCTOPUS Newsroom is a leading producer of newsroom computer systems in the TV broadcast industry with a history of 15 years of excellence. Founded on the principle that journalists should enjoy making news, OCTOPUS Newsroom produces the software that broadcasters use to deliver the fastest, most complete and interest holding news in the world. From New York to Hong Kong, from Bergen to Doha Octopus Newsroom helps thousands of users daily to bring the latest news on air.