Skyview Networks F.A.S.T. Web Automation
May 21, 2012 1:00 PM, By Erin Shipps, senior associate editor
F.A.S.T. Web Automation debuts break-specific commands, in place of relay technology, and utilizes a Web interface. This Web version increases network broadcast success and allows affiliates access to game logs from anywhere an Internetconnection is available, with no software to install. Each advertisement break (local, ID or network) has a break-specific command. This new model keeps network stations on format, decreasing the possibility of missed breaks, covered breaks or late rejoins. It eliminates the need to hire and train board operators and integrates seamlessly with Skyview Networks' next generation satellite receivers. Schedules and audio are automatically updated to the satellite receiver through the automation Web portal, easing workload and widening the window for schedule updates. For stations, going Web-based provides immediate real-time access to logs and as-played reporting. For franchises, the automation offsets station costs associated with broadcasting its play-by-play programming.
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