Sky is a Europe’s leading entertainment company serving 21 million customers in five countries: Italy, Germany, Austria, UK and Ireland. Het biedt een breed aanbod aan content en gebruiken innovatieve nieuwe technologie om klanten een betere tv-ervaring te bieden, waar en wanneer ze maar willen .
Sky’s editorial team is responsible for the management and distribution of all program images for SKY and NOW TV. Program images are used on set top boxes for Sky Q, mobile applications, print and digital marketing campaigns, corporate communications and for press relations. The team thus provides indispensable services that support numerous activities and teams throughout the organization. Digital Asset Management is an essential foundation for Sky’s services.
ASK FOR IMAGES
The demand for images is very high. Every day the team is bombarded with requests for images. In addition to creating new program images, they also need to make sure that their customers know the status of the images being created for new programs so that they can plan their work.
NO EFFICIENT MANAGEMENT PROCESSES
There were no efficient or effective management processes, so editors manually delivered the same image to multiple departments, duplicating images over and over and often making it unclear what the correct version was.
New platforms, such as Sky Q, have not only increased demand for images, but also demanded to speed up services. Inevitably, editors struggled to keep up with demand for content and footage and meet their own deadlines for creating new program footage.
Qonqord collaborated with SKY to set up Woodwing Assets as the Digital Asset Management system that can store all SKY program assets. This became known as SEAC. Sky Editorial Asset Center SEAC offers anyone in the company the ability to search, crop and download any available image, provided you have the required authorization based on your role in the organization, of course.
On top of WoodWing Assets, a workflow has been set up tailored to the requirements of SKY and integrated with the SKY broadcast database. This allows the teams to plan and predict all activities in an integrated manner.
THE PLATFORM IS A HUGE SUCCESS
Not only does it empower teams across the organization to work much more efficiently and effectively, it also frees up the editorial team, allowing them to significantly speed up the creation of new program images.
We have structured by
- Savings on DTP production costs
- Dedicated service desk
- Efficient process for digital publishing
- Higher ROI from marketing assets
- Integration of data and files
- Lower process costs
- Online collaboration in workflow
- Stable work processes
- Shortened creation and production cycles
- Accelerate the time to market