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Today’s broadcasters are reaching millions of viewers with a whole gamut of content from linear television, pay-per view, on-demand to streaming.

They are tasked with delivering thousands of hours of high quality content, while meeting regulatory requirements on multiple platforms such as televisions, web and mobile devices. Broadcasters have to ensure high quality across all the variants that consumers are digesting these days.

Manual QC

Many companies resort to manual QC which is error prone, time consuming, resource intensive and prohibitively expensive. Not to mention the constant refresh of content in the library that occurs on monthly, weekly or even on daily basis.

Automated QC

Automated QC can alleviate these day to day challenges for broadcasters and TV networks. The system allows users to not just QC outgoing content but also incoming content, from various providers prior to transcoding them into various variants. It can automatically ensure the content is played back smoothly on broadcaster specific set top boxes checking for standards compliance, frame rates, bit rates, resolution, scan type, scan order, VOD compliance, loudness compliance, as well as checking for adaptive bit rate content such as smooth streaming, Apple HLS either pre- or post-encryption.

Baton can easily be configured using test plans to meet each user's unique and custom requirements. Users can setup different test plans for VOD, IPTV and mobile & web streaming, whilst easily integrating into the workflow using smart folders or workflow solutions.

More information on automated file based QC system: Baton can be found here.