EBS UNVEILS UNIQUE PAWA SCHEDULING SERVICES AT IBC 2016

IBC, Amsterdam, Stand 14.B01 – 23rd August 2016 EBS, the leading full-service provider of EPG data for platforms and channels worldwide, is unveiling the latest version of its unique Pawa scheduling application at IBC 2016 on stand 14.B01. Pawa now provides channels and platforms with new services that significantly ease the pressure associated with multiple metadata and image distribution.

Standardisation has long been a topic in all industries, not least in the media. Whilst industry bodies and platform operators are keen to benefit from reduced manual processing, this is often difficult to implement. The advent of connected platforms has seen a significant increase in data requirements, which can be quite challenging for channels to manage. As companies seek to reduce the number of files they have to produce or accept, and therefore benefit from a reduction in associated costs, platforms are requesting additional metadata and images in different shapes and sizes.

A central metadata storage solution accessible through a browser, Pawa allows teams across an organisation to login and add or retrieve information, helping to ensure that everyone has access to all of the data, all of the time. EBS’ sophisticated Pawa application allows content owners to easily adapt their EPG data requirements to meet the data workflow needs of any content distribution platform, in any country. It ensures that media companies can control brand consistency across all channels, regardless of where content is accessed. This means that viewers can rely on the channel to deliver the quality of programmes that they expect.

“We first launched Pawa at IBC two years ago and in that time the services that we provide have grown significantly to fit with our customers’ requirements. The industry has undergone a major transformation in recent years as viewers’ change their habits to suit their lifestyle,” explains Keith Bedford, EBS’ Managing Director. “VOD and OTT services mean that we can watch what we want, when we want and how we want. We also want sophisticated EPG services that include up-to-the-minute and detailed synopses that fit the genre of the channel as well as multiple images. Pawa is able to meet these requirements and more.”

With its editorial expertise and in-house development team, EBS is able to differentiate itself from its competitors by delivering unrivalled and unique client-focused propositions. The company has over 20 years’ experience working with key players in the industry such as BBC Worldwide, BT Sport, AMC Networks, Discovery Networks, Turner Broadcasting, MultiChoice and Sky.

About EBS:

EBS connects TV data providing quality, accurate and comprehensive metadata and EPG services to platforms worldwide. EBS’ flagship scheduling application Pawa, coupled with its editorial expertise and in-house development team, allows the company to differentiate itself from its competitors by delivering unrivalled and unique client focused propositions. EBS can deliver EPG data in any file format required and can provide additional data sets to compliment categories such as Twitter hashtags and rights-approved, high-quality programme images. EBS’ services include: EPG scheduling and distribution; TV metadata solutions; VOD-EPG integration; comprehensive image library; press schedules; and editorial and translation services. EBS has over 20 years’ experience working with key players in the industry such as BBC Worldwide, BT Sport, AMC Networks, Turner Broadcasting, MultiChoice and Sky. For further information about EBS and Pawa please see www.ebs.tv   and www.pawa.tv.