Mind blown: the Norwegian public service broadcaster NRK created an open source, web-based TV automation system for studios and live shows that’s used in daily live TV news productions since 2018.

github.com/nrkno/Sofie-TV-auto

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…I’m reading up on it after @datacop kindly gave me a link to one of its components a few days ago for controlling an Atem switcher from Linux – it’s a Node app.

github.com/nrkno/tv-automation

(It’s what they used to bridge their Atem to a WebSocket JSON protocol at PrivacyWeek 2021. github.com/oe1rfc/jitsi-stream)

#awesome #foss #video #streaming #linux #atem

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I get sent the EBU tech magazine and remember reading about NRK and also SVT in Sweden experimenting with open source in playout around this time, but wasn't sure if it was just an experiment or had gone into full deployment (clearly it must be good enough to use for the news...)

I used to work on the proprietary systems 22 years ago; they were flaky as hell so I suspect open source alternatives would be no worse (and positively a big improvement)

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