StorerTV, provider of media contract rights and program solutions, has partnered with Thought Development, a workflow systems developer for the media promotions industry, to better centralize and increase labor efficiencies within on-air promotion.
Through the integration of the Storer Information Management System (SIMS) with the ON-AIR Pro system, program titles that are scheduled on linear networks in SIMS will automatically send that information to ON-AIR Pro where it will create a work order requirements and inform staff of the changes.
The SIMS program management system allows broadcasters and cable operations around the world to schedule programs, monitor the rights of acquired programs, and manage program financials like amortization and forecasting. The ON-AIR Pro system is widely used by broadcast & cable creative services departments to track airings and ratings, monitor the status of assignments, auto-generate slates, and view and approve rough cuts from any network computer.
“No longer will one department wait on another to provide critical information,” says Jonathan Mickelson, CTO of Thought Development. “This integration will save valuable time and production costs by eliminating data double-entry and allowing users to see schedule changes in real time.”
“We are excited to be working with Thought Development who is a trusted leader in creative services and post-production management solutions,” notes Peter Storer, President of StorerTV. “Our partnership enhances the functionality of both SIMS and ON-AIR Pro, which provides real ROI for our many industry-leading clients around the world.”