White Plains, NY and Hailey, ID (October 13, 2016) – RCS, the world’s largest broadcast software company, and Marketron, the media industry’s leading provider of business software solutions specializing in advertising and traffic management, are coming together to create a unified set of tools for broadcasters. RCS and Marketron are forging a link between automation playback and advertising revenue and data by building an open interface.
Nearly 50% of Marketron’s customers use an RCS automation product. The two companies will build upon this base by adding deeper RCS integration to Marketron’s open workflow platform Mediascape. This new interface will allow real time reconciliation and substitution of any advertising content on a broadcast station. With a live log functionality stations will expand their revenue opportunities substantially.
Jeff Haley, CEO of Marketron, commented, “This combination is unbeatable for broadcasters — it offers best in class software in both automation and traffic. As the media workflow gets more and more complicated, it’s up to us to build integrated systems that answer broadcaster needs.”
Philippe Generali, CEO of RCS, added, “We have long been a proponent of open architecture allowing broadcasters to choose only the best products.
RCS has supported the XML standard since the late 1990s as part of our strategy to deliver the best solution for each client. Based on this fundamental RCS principle, we are thrilled to be partnering with Marketron on this project. Marketron’s responsive traffic system complements RCS’ Zetta automation in speed and scalability.”
RCS software is used by more than 14,500 radio stations, TV music channels, cable companies, satellite music networks and Internet stations worldwide. RCS is the world’s largest broadcast software company. The company also provides broadcasters and webcasters tools and expertise and also develops real-time audio recognition technology.
Marketron is the media industry’s leading provider of business software solutions and services, and specializes in revenue management and audience engagement solutions. With more than 7,000 media organizations served, Marketron manages an estimated $15 billion in annual advertising revenue in the Unites States alone and its solutions are the most widely used in the world.