BVDM Appointed Digital Video Strategy Consultant for CPB

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Broadway Video Digital Media Appointed CPB American Archive Strategy Consultant

New York, NY, July 10, 2010 – The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) is developing an American Archive of public television and radio content. This new initiative will bring together vast quantities of the nation’s public media material in order to both: (1) preserve the content for future generations, and (2) make it available for a variety of different uses.

Currently, hundreds of thousands of hours of original interviews, unique local footage, and treasured national programming, dating back to the 1950s, sit in boxes and closets, completely inaccessible to the public that helped fund its creation. The American Archive will breathe new life into this rich legacy of programming, making cultural, news, and educational content from across the country available in exciting new ways. The initial goal is to have 40,000 hours of content digitized, described, preserved, and—potentially—searchable, and accessible by December 2011.

Broadway Video Digital Media (BVDM) has been awarded a contract by CPB to be the American Archive Strategy Consultant. BVDM’s assignment is to develop a plan for the technology infrastructure implementation that includes preservation of public media content, as well as a distribution strategy to make content accessible to the general public, producers, and educators in ways that best meet their needs.

Media Contact:
Chris Calvosa
Director of Marketing
Broadway Video Digital Media
212-333-0555 xt. 640
[email protected]

About Broadway Video Digital Media (BVDM):

Broadway Video Digital Media is an industry leader in providing distribution, digital file encoding, duplication, video transmission, closed captioning, and asset management services to organizations of any size. From its state-of-the-art technical operations center in Times Square, BVDM operates one of the largest videotape duplication centers in the nation, supporting virtually all professional formats. Worldwide digital connectivity allows for on-demand distribution to any destination in any file-based or video format. BVDM maintains an extensive complement of HDTV technology and equipment, and has been a pioneer in solving critical issues related to the HDTV transition. Currently, BVDM is helping to form industry wide standards and practices for the restoration and preservation of large-scale video archives. From DVD authoring and replication to broadcast finishing, BVDM is the one-stop source for any organization in need of video and media-related technology solutions. After a successful spin-off from Broadway Video Entertainment in 2007, BVDM remains closely affiliated with the Broadway Video family of companies. BVDM is committed to investing in emerging digital technologies and offering its clients cutting edge solutions, while continuing to support the current, practical, and real world demands facing today’s media industry.

About CPB

CPB is a private, nonprofit corporation created by Congress in 1967 and is steward of the federal government’s investment in public broadcasting. It helps support the operations of more than 1,100 locally-owned and -operated public television and radio stations nationwide, and is the largest single source of funding for research, technology, and program development for public radio, television and related online services.

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