Broadcast Tech & Engineering – Knowledge Network taps JW Player to expand streaming capability

Knowledge Network, British Columbia’s public broadcaster, has tapped video playback technology provider, JW Player, as it expands beyond traditional linear broadcasting. With the pandemic heightening demand for streaming content, the network has seen over 55% viewership growth year-over-year. It’s now averaging 306,800 views per month with its Knowledge Original Search and Rescue North Shore its most viewed program in 2020-21. Episode 1 had over 16,000 video plays in the first week and more than 29,000 in the first month. 

Audionamix has launched an on-demand web application for automated stem separation. The browser-based separation interface automatically isolates dialogue from music and effects or stem specific instruments from a song using cutting-edge AI separation technology. The solution enables upmixing, removal of copyrighted songs for distribution, and dubbing. The web app also makes monetizing stems for sync, sampling, and remixing simpler, eliminating the need to track down studio sessions that may no longer exist. 

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