Local TV LLC, Managed by Tribune, Reduces Costs With Scheduling and Contracts
Upgrades to CorporateXpress Module of SIMS from StorerTV
Mequon, WI - April 28, 2011 - Local TV LLC has begun using the CorporateXpress Module of the Storer Information Management System (SIMS) to handle network scheduling at its stations. Local TV stations air all major network programming, and are under management by the Tribune Company. They required both the ability to oversee scheduling, contract rights and amortization on an individual station-by-station basis as well as at the corporate level.
With the addition of the CorporateXpress module to SIMS, Local TV is now able to input network contracts just once and schedule programming to the appropriate station, significantly reducing redundant work and error. CorporateXpress also automatically adjusts schedules to fit the appropriate time zone of the station, a simple task that took up a lot of people hours. Thus, reducing overall operational costs.
According to Chief Operating Officer for Local TV LLC, Pam Taylor, We tried reinventing the wheel for a while, but it didn't quite roll. After analyzing our options it became clear that SIMS does it better than anyone, so we went with the best.
SIMS is a robust system with years of reliable operations and experience, says Peter Storer Jr., President of StorerTV, When coupled with CorporateXpress, scheduling network affiliate programs and managing programming costs gets a lot easier.
Currently in its third generation, SIMS is the media program and contract rights management software system most widely used by television broadcasters and cable operations around the world. SIMS integrates with all major traffic systems, and with StorerTVs new QuantiX metadata and library management system and CentriX media factory workflow engine.
For 25 years, StorerTV has been the leading developer of program management software solutions for the television broadcast and cable industry.
StorerTV continues to contribute new technologies that allow media companies to have complete control over their business: from connecting metadata with contract rights and media assets, to creating automated workflows that glue together the entire media factory.
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