Q&A: Jay Batista, General Manager of North American Operations at Tedial S.L.

Q: What do you anticipate will be the most significant technology trend at the 2016 NAB Show?

A:The industry is reaching an inflection point where OTT and VOD services outnumber linear broadcast viewings. Systems to support these new delivery platforms and UHD will drive the technology applications, and adapting these tools to cloud infrastructure, whether private or public will be key to leveraging innovations in the upcoming years.

Q: What will be your most important product news?

A: Tedial will introduce our ground-breaking Version Factory, the world’s first true media factory workflow. Version Factory is a single, efficient and cost-effective workflow that supports millions of file input-to-output configurations and can be managed from a single operator screen. Designed to interface to content management/rights management/traffic/work order systems for automated operations, the Version Factory stacks your chosen media engines (transcoders, quality control, DRM, CDN, etc.), employs SMPTE standardized designs for future-proof “N-input to N-output” operations, and provides the maximum flexibility and scalability for OTT/VOD platforms, network operations and media companies focused on managing their Brand across all distribution formats. This innovative application is built upon our new Evolution BPM, the industry’s fastest and most flexible Business Process Management (BPMN 2.0-compliant) Workflow engine. Evolution BPM will be highlighted at the show as well.

Q:What is it about the NAB Show that brings you back every year?

A:The NAB Show offers a unique opportunity to meet with customers and prospects while networking with our technology and business partners. It is the best place to get an understanding of world trends in media and entertainment and provides a reliable and valuable venue to introduce our products and services to the broadcast marketplace.