This news article was first published on TV Tech in January 2018 by Debra Gilbert, Enterprise Program and Information Technology Manager at Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB Media)
ATLANTA — Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB Media) is the state’s leading provider of public media on television, radio and digital platforms. We operate nine TV stations and 18 radio stations and recently won “Station of Excellence” at the Southeast Emmy Awards for the third time in 2017.
Our most valuable things are the assets and content we create. As a multifaceted network with multiple platforms, it’s paramount for us to control content and ensure collaboration and continuity across all platforms. To augment audience experience and sustain our growth in an ever-evolving media landscape, GPB Media decided in 2016 to replace its aging broadcast infrastructure of siloed production, post-production and playout systems, which required significant resource time to operate and support.
We set out to source an efficient, versatile and IT-friendly broadcast solution to connect our existing systems, streamline operations and scale according to our needs and future requirements, all within a public broadcasting budget.