Triveni Digital has introduced GuideBuilder XM, a new signalling and announcement generator that offers unified functionality per ATSC 3.0 candidate standard, along with support for legacy standards such as ATSC 1.0 PSIP and DVB-SI. GuideBuilder XM expands upon Triveni Digital’s GuideBuilder metadata platform, providing support for a wide range of third-party interfaces and deployment architectures available.
Through the system’s interface, broadcasters can manage metadata across multiple stations while maintaining a seamless workflow during the transition to ATSC 3.0. Using the system for channel sharing, broadcasters can unify the generation and management of metadata via centralized, distributed, or cloud workflows. By enabling broadcasters to deliver advanced electronic programming/service guides (EPGs/ESGs) and localized, enhanced emergency alerts in the ATSC 3.0 era, GuideBuilder XM improves the television viewing experience.
“From a practicality standpoint, it is important that a broadcaster’s new ATSC 3.0 signalling and announcement system be an architecturally integral part of the service delivery infrastructure, which will grow in complexity,” said Ralph Bachofen, VP of sales and marketing at Triveni Digital. “GuideBuilder XM allows stations to retain backwards compatibility by utilizing the same listing service and workflow approach as they are used to with ATSC 1.0, with built-in extensibility for new services. This approach is critical toward making a manageable transition to the future where new services in a channel/service sharing environment must be supported. Our goal is to enable our customers to continue using their current systems, while supporting upgrades that enable better TV.”
GuideBuilder XM is an essential component of Triveni Digital’s new Broadcast Services Management Platform, which comprises additional software applications including Dyme (Dynamic Media Engine), ACE (Addressable Content Engine), and SkyScraper XM for efficient hybrid content distribution. Using the signalling and announcement system, broadcasters can automatically ingest schedule updates from all popular listing services, apply them to any number of services, and output program and service guide data to third-party multiplexers and encoders.
The new signalling and announcement system is available as a simple software upgrade for existing GuideBuilder customers, as well as those who purchase cloud services and new standalone systems.