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Octopus experiences a successful year of broadcast newsroom innovation

The company reported strong demand for its broadcast newsroom technology

Octopus, a producer of newsroom computer systems, has reported a “very successful” 2018, with the company’s highlight being the introduction of Octopus 8.2, which includes a wide range of enhancements designed to increase efficiency and extend operational efficiency.

Adam Kennedy-Ripon, marketing manager, Octopus, said: “A trusted newsroom computer system (NRCS) provider with 10,000-plus daily users, Octopus continues to lead in the newsroom software industry by its digital-first policy — preparing our users for linear and on-demand broadcasting.

“We made significant leaps in development during 2018 by listening to our customers and addressing their visions of the future. Octopus 8.2 extends our digital capabilities, optimising performance and reducing cost with the introduction of an advanced editorial collaboration tool for team workflows.”

Some key installations Octopus undertook in 2018 included Altitude Sports and Entertainment in Colorado, Echo TV in Hungary, ILTV in the Bahamas, NCN in Nebraska and NET in Indonesia. Looking ahead to 2019, Octopus anticipates “ever-growing demand” for viewer-selectable parallel news content both via mobile devices and on Internet-connected domestic TVs. “We will also be celebrating our 20th anniversary,” Kennedy-Ripon revealed.

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