SNTV is the world’s leading sports news video agency, providing seven bulletins a day of action, highlights and breaking news 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Its sole aim is to be the first to provide television broadcasters including the BBC, Sky News and CNN with top quality sports news footage of the day.
The purpose of the website is to provide SNTV’s customers with coverage planners, advisories, rundowns and scripts through a secure real-time interface (client area). The client area, protected by username and password, provides customers with access to the latest broadcast, broadband and mobile scripts (in both English and Arabic) and an extensive back catalogue of scripts and footage dating back to 1999.
As well as redesigning the website, Online Solutions were commissioned to create a Content Management System (CMS) that would not only support the website by allowing content administrators to manage and update the various web pages, imagery and video that feature throughout the site, but also integrate with their existing bespoke script publishing software "ENPS".
By integrating the Content Management System (CMS) with the ENPS software, Online Solutions were able to provide SNTV with a completely autonomous solution whereby scripts published via ENPS by SNTV producers are captured, sorted, formatted and published onto the website almost instantaneously and without human intervention. The content management system also provides SNTV with various reporting mechanisms as well as facilities for managing all aspects of user access to the secure client area section of the website.