Scripps Networks go live with Pilat Media


Pilat Media, supplier of business management software solutions to the media industry, has announced that Scripps Networks has gone live using Pilat Media’s IBMS broadcast management system for five major brands — HGTV, Food Network, DIY Network, Fine Living Network, and Great American Country.

The is part of Scripps Networks’ five-year program for transitioning to a file-based operation, and replaces the previous in-house developed management system. The IBMS installation provides standardized scheduling and management functions for the five Scripps Networks brands while allowing for differences in their operating procedures. IBMS was adapted to meet Scripps Networks’ requirements in several key areas including reporting, validation, and user interface.

The five brands include both HD and SD channels, and the IBMS implementation included customization for procedures to ensure that assets are available in the correct format for the appropriate output.