Milan Kopačka is the new Director of the PROVYS Customer Care Department
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Milan Kopačka as our new Director of Customer Care Division from June 17, 2021.
Milan’s professional career is closely connected with PROVYS, where he has worked in various technical and management roles for the past 20 years. Milan joins Customer Care from Operations Department, where he was a Head of Delivery Team Beta, responsible for implementing the PROVYS system to new customers. His main goal is strengthening the company’s customer-oriented approach so that PROVYS continues to be a trustworthy partner for our customers, supporting the performance of their daily activities.
“The broadcast market has been dynamically evolving and we will do our best to respond flexibly to the requirements and wishes of our customers, who are among the leaders in the use of modern information technology in the world,” said Milan about his new position.
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New top management appointments at PROVYS
Monika Zabadalová has been appointed the new Director of Human Resources and Petr Adamec the new Director of Operations at PROVYS as of November 1, 2020.
Monika & Petr’s appointment continues the process of change at PROVYS that started in the autumn of 2019. The aim of these changes is to strengthen the company’s position on the international market of broadcast management systems. They will both report in their roles directly to Josef Vašica, CEO of DCIT, a.s.
Monika’s appointment follows her long-standing cooperation with both DCIT divisions, the Security division and PROVYS. Monika will be responsible for the company’s HR agenda, focusing on the development of leadership, talent, and internal communication.
“Our customers‘ needs are changing today more than ever and we want to continue to support them in their daily activities through our products and services. That is why it is important to make sure the skills of our employees correspond to this new reality. And I want to focus on that presently, “
said Monika about her appointment.
Monika has been working in the HR field for more than 12 years. Previously she worked at JOBPOINT, where she provided consultations, recruitment services and career counseling to corporate clients from various industries. She graduated from the Faculty of Economics at the University of Economics in Bratislava.
Petr will be responsible for the Delivery and Technology Department. He is an experienced program and project manager, and his main priority will be to increase the efficiency of our implementation projects.
“I see PROVYS as a major player in the market for software solutions for television companies. And we will continue to build on that. Our task will be to increase the speed and efficiency of our implementation projects by strengthening the cooperation of our specialists within our teams.”
said Petr Adamec about his new role.
Petr has more than 20 years of experience with international projects in the field of IT, telco, finance and banking. His latest work experience was at Thales (formerly Gemalto), where he worked as Senior Project Manager for the past 5 years. Before Thales, he was also involved with SAS, Hewlett-Packard, Telefonica O2 and ČSOB as a project manager. Petr is a graduate of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics at Charles University in Prague.
PROVYS to organize very own virtual IBC
As you all know, the IBC 2020 was for obvious reasons cancelled. However while we still can’t meet in person, we are working hard to continue in our usual business. Therefore we decided to organize our own “virtual IBC” that will bring you all the latest from PROVYS this October.
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We are looking forward for PROVYS to be ZOOMed directly to your living room.
Virtual IBC 2020 schedule
|Day||Date||Time||Topic||Duration||Zoom link to join|
|Mon||Oct 5||16:00 CET||Start Quickly a New Channel with PROVYS Everywhere||40 min||Zoom link to join|
|Tue||Oct 6||10:00 CET||Reach More Viewers with PROVYS OnDemand Bridge||40 min||Zoom link to join|
|14:00 CET||How can PROVYS help you in the areas you are interested in (aimed to current customers)||40 min||Zoom link to join|
|17:00 CET||Manage Scheduling and AdSales with PROVYS Traffic Drive||40 min||Zoom link to join|
|Wed||Oct 7||10:00 CET||Start Quickly a New Channel with PROVYS Everywhere||40 min||Zoom link to join|
|14:00 CET||What’s new in the latest PROVYS release (aimed to current customers)||40 min||Zoom link to join|
|17:00 CET||From Basic to Complex Project Management with PROVYS Production Ace||40 min||Zoom link to join|
|Thu||Oct 8||10:00 CET||Manage Scheduling and AdSales with PROVYS Traffic Drive||40 min||Zoom link to join|
|14:00 CET||Reach More Viewers with PROVYS OnDemand Bridge||40 min||Zoom link to join|
|17:00 CET||How can PROVYS help you in the areas you are interested in (aimed to current customers)||40 min||Zoom link to join|
|Fri||Oct 9||10:00 CET||What’s new in the latest PROVYS releases (aimed to current customers)||40 min||Zoom link to join|
|Tue||Oct 13||10:00 CET||How can PROVYS help you in the areas you are interested in (aimed to current customers)||40 min||Zoom link to join|
|14:00 CET||Start Quickly a New Channel with PROVYS Everywhere||40 min||Zoom link to join|
|17:00 CET||Reach More Viewers with PROVYS OnDemand Bridge||40 min||Zoom link to join|
|Wed||Oct 14||14:00 CET||From Basic to Complex Project Management with PROVYS Production Ace||40 min||Zoom link to join|
|17:00 CET||What’s new in the latest PROVYS release (aimed to current customers)||40 min||Zoom link to join|
|Thu||Oct 15||10:00 CET||From Basic to Complex Project Management with PROVYS Production Ace||40 min||Zoom link to join|
|14:00 CET||Manage Scheduling and AdSales with PROVYS Traffic Drive||40 min||Zoom link to join|
|17:00 CET||[SPANISH] Start quickly a new channel with PROVYS Everywhere!||40 min||Zoom link to join|
|Fri||Oct 16||17:00 CET||[SPANISH] From Basic to Complex Project Management with PROVYS Production Ace||40 min||Zoom link to join|
PROVYS has been on the broadcast market for 23 years, survived several economic crises and gone through numerous trends. For us at PROVYS, all these years has meant a lot of learning and growing with our customers. We have been there when they achieved success but also during the difficult times too, but we are always ready to tackle new challenges. So in the time of the current COVID-19 crisis, PROVYS is ready to help, offering you professional support and consultancy.
At the same time, we have come up with the following things that can quickly help broadcasters:
Make use of managed services. Now on demand more than ever!
PROVYS understands the implications of this unhappy period full of restrictions on travel and personal contact. We have to react to new needs, new ways of implementation as well as SLAs. Therefore, we have gone to great lengths to offer PROVYS products in the cloud and also made them available as a managed service. This will allow you to reduce the deployment time to a minimum and bring your services to viewers faster than ever.
Start quickly a new channel with PROVYS Everywhere
Start a new channel quickly, it might even be a web, IPTV or niche TV channel. At present, broadcasters are forced to react to market changes almost on a daily basis. You may want to reach you viewers with monothematic channels devoted to certain topics or age groups. As a bonus, we will be glad to offer you our own software playout solution. If you are looking for a partner that will solve this problem quickly and comprehensively, PROVYS is the one to rely on.
Reach more viewers with PROVYS OnDemand Bridge
Digital consumption and streaming are seeing rapid growth nowadays. So here is your chance to publish your content online and reach higher audience levels with PROVYS OnDemand Bridge. The product is well suited to help broadcasters in the current crisis with cost-effective non-linear services. It also has a significant impact in terms of cost management, effective use of rights, revenue maximizing and maintaining control over the entire environment of both linear and non-linear broadcasting.
When British inventor John Logie Baird first presented a functional television system on 25 March, 1925, in London, nobody could have possibly predicted that within less than 100 years, the average westerner would spend 10 years of their life watching TV. Following his invention, TV broadcasting developed mainly as a public service, being the domain of governments (except for the business-oriented US, unsurprisingly). Europe learned its lesson from the US after the Second World War and allowed the introduction of commercial TV broadcasting. The focus of this article will be principally on the development and current operating methodologies of the public sector. The principal objective of public broadcasters is public service, i.e. “speaking to and engaging as a citizen”. The British model is generally accepted as a standard definition and embodies the following characteristics: universal geographic accessibility in which all parts of the nation must be serviced; universal appeal by which all sectors of the community must be able to find something interesting; attention must be given to minorities in order to achieve balance, a feeling of inclusion, a contribution to national identity and a sense of community; a clear distance from commercially vested interests; funding from either licence fees or taxation together with a certainty of universality of payment; striving for quality programming rather than financial figures, and regulatory guidelines that liberate rather than restrict broadcasting content.
“These solutions can provide a shining example of how technology can save costs and light the way to a bright future for broadcasters”
In addition to the general guidelines, every public broadcaster should also encourage technological innovation, maintaining a leading position in research and development in line with its mission. On the subject of technology, it is incumbent to work in partnership with other organisations and to deploy the highest standards of R&D and new technologies. Today, these technologies are advancing at breakneck speed; viewers’ expectations are growing at a similar rate. It is, therefore, necessary for all technologies associated with both operations and management to keep pace with these rapid developments. A classic example of such change would be television archives which have transitioned from huge physical libraries of reels through digital cassettes and into different types of digital storage.
Whilst in the past, we had miles of shelves of structured and well-described content which required physical manipulation together with a perfect description and categorisation of the content, today, the modern broadcast station has made its life easier by storing such content on highly accessible servers. Using a modern management tool such as Provys, operators can exploit all the benefits of full-text search, automation and even AI to locate and retrieve any required content, literally in a split second. Thus, broadcasters can do much more with less, meaning less time, effort and staff, to improve efficiency and the general quality of programming, including, for example, catering to minority interests, which may require different operational procedures. And this is particularly important in the public service sector which usually operates with licensing conditions that require this. By choosing a supplier with wide experience in this sphere, a public broadcaster can be empowered, even with their fixed budget limitations, to compete successfully with commercial stations who enjoy the advantage of more flexibility and funding options. In addition to daily operations such as planning, scheduling and traffic, modern software-based management tools are also extremely useful in reducing costs and streamlining the complex tasks of in-house production, a traditional activity of public service broadcasters. Furthermore, these systems, especially resource management and capacity planning, are able to shine an “IT spotlight” on the activities of operatives, alongside the spotlights which illuminate the events in the production studio. As a result, “the introduction of such modern systems may experience resistance from operatives who have previously been able to somewhat hide their efficiency in the shadows. But invariably, these solutions can provide a shining example of how technology can save costs and light the way to a bright future for broadcasters” says Jan Hrdlicka, Managing Director, Provys.