June 1, 2022
How Kiswe’s Commentator Product Enables Alternate Broadcasts
Easily add multiple languages to grow audiences globally with Kiswe Studio Commentator
The latest update to the Kiswe Studio product line includes a new application called Studio Commentator. Kiswe Studio Commentator is an audio commentary application that was designed to help talent across continents contribute multiple audio-tracks in a single production effort. With Commentator, talent can add up to 10 live versions with up to 25 remote guests in one single production. This results in a cost-efficient manner to grow audiences easily and build new revenue opportunities.
In the end, viewers engage more easily with your content in their own language. This does not exclude the option for creative productions that offer different commentary styles and tracks in the same language. Commentator is widely used for various purposes including breaking news coverage, corporate events, awards shows, sports and games. It offers a simple workflow for adding many audio tracks live through a single production effort. Producers have access to a single view with all commentator audio tracks, producer preview and live video output combined, including real-time insights into each commentator’s system and network performance. Combined with the global and individual talkback and chat functions, this offers a lot of comfort and control to the producer.
Moreover, time and budgets matter and commentators don't have to worry about travel costs anymore. With just their laptop or mobile device connected to a good internet, commentators can now contribute to any event from just about anywhere. From the comfort of their home, hotel, or remote studio, the commentator can watch the game live on a monitor and comment live utilizing the platform.
The main benefit of adopting Commentator is that the talent does not need to be physically present at a sports game or any event, which saves on travel, local commentary booths and logistics costs. It also gives commentators the opportunity to do more and different jobs in a single day, enhancing operational efficiency. Additionally, with its intuitive user interface and low learning curve for the talent, the producer has the option to onboard new talent at the last minute, after a quick equipment and network test. It has now become so simple to patch in commentators from all over the world to cover an event, and these feeds can then be routed to their appropriate localized channels. You can watch a short video here to learn more.
Being a cloud-based solution, Kiswe Studio Commentator avoids the need for a lot of hardware expenditure. This is true for both the creation of original master audio tracks, as well as additional language or commentary tracks in a secondary workflow. The result can be both a single output stream with all tracks embedded, and be sent to multiple outputs simultaneously.
Any event produced with Commentator includes:
You can learn more by checking out our handy commentator manual. With remote audio management, your remote talent can achieve flawless commentary with volume control, balance, mute/unmute, and synchronizing with live events.
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