OnAir migration

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Fox Networks Group (FNG) is 21st Century Fox’s primary operating unit for TV and Cable.

Expertise

Media Expertise

Date

April 05th, 2017

In its Fox International Channels group, FNG produces and distributes 300+ entertainment, sports, factual and movies channels in 50 languages across Asia, Europe & Africa, India and Latin America.  Brands in each region may vary, but include FOX, Fox Sports, Fox Life, STAR and National Geographic Channels.

Fox Networks Group Europe & Africa has decided to launch a process of standardization and centralization of Broadcast Management Systems (BMS) and middleware across its different geographies. Specifically, in the Broadcast Scheduling area, SintecMedia’s OnAir has already been adopted across 25 countries as the single system for integrated content scheduling, from rights acquisition to playlist finalization and post-air analysis. Fox Italy is the next country to migrate to the consolidated BMS.

Thanks to its expertise in managing complex transformation programs for major broadcasters, extensive knowledge of the media industry and Fox Italy-specific business context, Fincons Group has been selected to support FNG in this journey, starting from a preliminary assessment phase that includes:

  • an ‘as-is’ assessment on main functionalities managed within the current systems and on as-is process flows;
  • a detailed gap analysis on as-is and to-be systems functionalities, defining customization required in OnAir to cover specific Fox needs;
  • a technical design of to-be solution interfaces with legacy systems and data migration strategy.

The Group is also supporting Fox Italy in the definition of the end-to-end project estimate and master plan, preliminary to the actual OnAir implementation phase.

The project covers all the broadcaster’s core areas, addressing Fox Italy’s-specific requirements with also a focus on processes and organization impacts.

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