CONSULTING

Market intelligence, best practices, technology consulting, special projects.

In the rapidly changing media and broadcast scene, even experienced professionals can -- and do -- miss important developments in some areas even as they deepen their expertise in others. Staying up-to-date across the full spectrum of new media technology, capabilities and methodologies gives media companies, entertainment providers and enterprises the knowledge and tools they need to create exciting new customer offerings, increase efficiency and reduce operating expense.

As the video experts, UNIV Consulting Services stay at the cutting edge of media technology, business practices and innovative applications so you don't have to. Whether you need quality information about new media and broadcast trends and technologies and analysis as to how they will impact your customers and your business, or are seeking guidance regarding best practices for reliable, cost-effective broadcast operations, UNIV provides the facts you need as well as astute insight and accurate projections.

UNIV technology consulting and special projects teams help you turn media ideas into real services by planning the systems and technologies needed to implement them and assessing the feasibility and value of the business proposition.

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MARKET INTELIGENCE

The digital revolution of the past quarter century has put powerful capabilities that were once the exclusive province of Hollywood studios into the hands of small content producers and broadcasters.

With multi-million dollar setups no longer required to create professional-quality content and distribute it worldwide, the nature of the media and entertainment industries has undergone profound changes.

Industry fragmentation and democratization, combined with the rapid pace of technology development and accompanying changes in production and distribution processes, have made it vastly more challenging to keep up with technology and the market.

Count on UNIV to keep you informed about important industry trends and developments. We distill critical information from distracting hype to ensure that you have the intelligence you need to stay ahead of competitors. Whether you are just starting to look into integrating media capabilities in your operations or upgrading an existing broadcast installation with a cutting edge video workflow, UNIV streamlines your discovery process.

New high-performance tapeless digital workflows are streamlining media operations by automating and integrating video ingest, production and distribution processes, and enhancing asset visibility and accessibility through centralized storage. But while digital workflows have great potential for increasing efficiency, improving quality and reducing costs, the transition presents real challenges.

As pioneers in developing and implementing digital workflows for both TV and radio, UNIV video experts are outstanding guides to the software-based future of media processing. Let us help you navigate the new technologies and harness them to benefit your customers and your business.

The long-awaited convergence of internet and TV has accelerated significantly over the past few years. Advances in compression technology, video quality and streaming algorithms, combined with the near limitless options available online have blurred the lines between internet and TV. At the same time, the ubiquity of mobile platforms has made online, interpersonal interactions an important corollary of the video experience.

UNIV has the technical expertise and the industry knowledge to guide you through the new world of media convergence. With background and know-how in both broadcast media and internet, and experience in implementing revenue models and technologies that bring the two strands together, we provide the intelligence you need to help you emerge as a winner in the coming industry transformation.

Portable HD screens have penetrated both the consumer and business sectors at an astonishing pace. High bandwidth wireless connections and a wide variety of VOD, PVR and streaming options are rapidly making TV anywhere a reality.

Count on UNIV to provide you with the intelligence you need to create the right multi-screen platform and offerings for your market, at just the right time.

In markets worldwide, new technologies are enabling more individual control of video delivery just as deregulation is opening markets to Telcos, cellular carriers, content aggregators and WebTV companies. In this new market topology, emerging content distribution models increase customer engagement and provide new opportunities for monetizing video assets.

Let UNIV help you identify and implement winning content distribution strategies that will increase your customer base, foster greater loyalty and create valuable new commercial offerings.

BEST BUSINESS PRACTICE

The recent revolutions in video technology, distribution platforms and content generation have far-reaching ramifications for operational issues such as licensing, storage and rights management, as well as for business challenges such as maintaining continuity and profitability in the face of rapid technology obsolescence.

UNIV has a deep understanding of the economic factors, technology and market forces that impact media businesses. We have developed best practices that enable media companies to successfully anticipate and navigate revolutions that are buffeting traditional broadcast businesses as well as subtle shifts in technology, markets, platforms and business models. Our best practices help you succeed right out of the gate, saving you the stress and financial pressures that result from learning through hard experience.

TECHNOLOGY CONSULTING

In recent years, the market has been flooded with solutions that build on legacy broadcast and IT technology products that were developed by a wide range of established and emerging technology providers. While most producers claim that their products offer interoperability via standard APIs, many system integrators find it simpler to choose from a limited menu of easy-to-integrate products regardless of whether they are optimal for customers' needs.

At UNIV, our sole interest is in designing the best solutions for our clients. Because we are expert in creating workflows that integrate diverse products and systems, we select products solely based on how well they meet your needs, not how easy it will be for us to integrate them in the workflow.

To ensure that our customers' interests and requirements remain central to our mission, UNIV does not serve as a distributor or representative for any video system providers.

NON-TRADITIONAL BROADCASTER PROJECTS

The convergence of video and internet has made it possible as well as potentially profitable for individuals and businesses to monetize content they own, and to leverage access to a large base of potential in-person or online viewers through non-traditional broadcasting initiatives.

Community-based organizations such as school districts, libraries and religious institutions may choose to broadcast lectures, workshops and performances to the larger community via the internet, while large retailers, banks, restaurants and even auto mechanics may distract their waiting customers—and earn advertising revenue--by broadcasting entertainment and advertising content on screens in their waiting areas. Or perhaps a popular blogger wishes to add video content in order to generate more page views.

UNIV specializes in designing custom solutions that enable non-traditional broadcasters to expand their offerings and capabilities by integrating video broadcast media.

Read more about innovative solutions UNIV has designed for its clients.

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