Step into the future of broadcasting.
VJU4 is a next-generation video management application for broadcasters and media publishers. It resides in the cloud and offers an all-in-one approach to manage the media entirely in the web-browser.
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Clients

How it works

Features

Media Asset Management

The asset management tool allows you to upload files, organize media, add metadata into the VJU cloud. Optional file ingest acceleration is available.

File transcoding to a common playout format is supported in multiple ways, including cloud transcoding by encoding.com or through Microsoft Azure Media Services. This ensures a rich diversity of input and output formats and satisfies needs for large volume transcoding or the handling of transcoding peaks.

Graphics and Branding

A choice of ready-made or customized flash templates caters for easy on-screen graphics and branding, text inputs and the setting of display time. Choose a template that fits your requirements and enhance your content with a few clicks into a unique composition.

Playlists

Media files processed in the VJU4 cloud are easily manageable through simple drag & drop actions in the browser to create playlists and quickly schedule them for playout.

Preview

Assets, playlists and the applied graphical branding are available for immediate preview. Check out and adapt the appearance of your channel as you work.

Scheduling

The VJU Scheduler is a smart planning tool, that perfectly fits the need to produce linear TV programs. Scheduling is simply done by dropping and organizing the playlists of your choice onto the timeline. It offers various controls from plain play-by-loop scheduling to building a 24/7 timeline.

Playout

With VJU4, video playout can be as easy as providing cloud-generated streams for web- or mobile destinations or as versatile as integrating with high-end playout devices like the Harmonic ChannelPort for submission into cable networks or satellite distribution.

With the ChannelPort, on-air files and schedules are synchronized between the VJU4 cloud and the playout device. VJU4 supports schedule-based switching between recorded and live sources.

Alternatively, VJU4 may be used as a lightweight tool for cloud based remote playout control. As such, VJU4 complements the material flow of traditionally built broadcast workflows by shifting playlist creation and scheduling tasks into the cloud but uses small proxy files only rather than large air files.

AppBuilder

Next to linear channel playout, the VJU4 platform allows to use all media assets for the purpose of providing on-demand video content. By that linear TV distribution is instantly expandable to wide online audiences while maintaining the visual identity of channel. On-demand content can be offered via VJU´s own HTML5-built frontend or fed into customers own websites or apps.

About VJU

VJU was founded in 2008 as a media software company
offering turn-key solutions for IP-based video
management and distribution. Our mission
is to deliver innovative products addressing global
demand for cloud based broadcasting solutions.

We offer:
  • Innovative cloud tech- nologies for video mana- gement, TV broadcasting and media distribution

  • A comprehensive and infinitely scalable platform with the most user-friendly user interface

  • Expert developers and a long track record of experience

  • Reliability thanks to tried-and-tested technology and in-house expertise

  • Flexible product and service provision


  • Prestigious partners from the media, telecom and broadcasting sectors

  • Excellent ROI and value for money

  • Dedicated, passionate team – we love our product and it shows!

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Team

  • Josef
    Anderl

    Founder / Managing Director
  • Franz
    Jachim

    Managing Director
  • Wolfgang
    Jochum

    Head of R&D
  • Marcus
    Dohnal

    Head of Business Development
  • With an extensive background from the creative industries, advertising and sound engineering,
    Josef Anderl brings a unique mix of know-how to the VJU team. His experience extends from
    the conceptual development of new media services into implementation and strategic planning.

    When Josef is not identifying new approaches to better the direction of the company,
    he is likely playing PS4 or watching documentaries.

  • Franz brings more than 20 years of experience in managing people, projects and resources for tech startups in high-growth industries. His role at VJU encompasses a range of responsibilities including operations, business management, communications, and long-range planning.

    When Franz is not focused on improving our operations, he enjoys reading newspapers and crime fiction, he is a passionate photographer, a listener of jazz, funk & Bach music,
    a runner and a father of two almost grown-up kids.

  • Wolfgang Jochum is responsible for the technical implementation of go-to-market strategies
    and for compliance with all the necessary software development processes (from requirements
    analysis and design right through to quality analysis).

    Wolfgang Jochum was previously the co-founder and CTO of spectralmind.com,
    where he cooperated closely with international media enterprises. He also worked as a researcher
    and lecturer at the Institute for Distributed and Multimedia Systems at the University of Vienna.

  • Marcus is a seasoned industry professional who develops and implements new business strategies, which ensure successful outcomes for both our clients and the team. As a .NET engineer and former CTO of a broadcasting station, he has the unique ability to manage multi-level client interactions, present and communicate with expertise and implement his ideas.

    When he is not exploring and absorbing information on the newest of technologies to keep VJU ahead, he is a theme park fanatic with focus on roller coasters and a father of a teenager.

  • Patrick
    Thurner

    CTO
  • Sara
    Pourmanouchehri

    Software Development
  • Emanuel
    Plochberger

    Software Development
  • Siyamand
    Ayubi

    Software Development
  • Henning
    Schulze

    Interaction Design
  • Monika
    Hagleitner

    Office Management
  • Peter
    Senyi

    Online Marketing
  • Andreas
    Konrad

    Multimedia Management
  • Josef
    Anderl

    Founder / Managing Director
  • Franz
    Jachim

    Managing Director
  • With an extensive background from the creative industries, advertising and sound engineering,
    Josef Anderl brings a unique mix of know-how to the VJU team. His experience extends from
    the conceptual development of new media services into implementation and strategic planning.

    When Josef is not identifying new approaches to better the direction of the company,
    he is likely playing PS4 or watching documentaries.

  • Franz brings more than 20 years of experience in managing people, projects and resources for tech startups in high-growth industries. His role at VJU encompasses a range of responsibilities including operations, business management, communications, and long-range planning.

    When Franz is not focused on improving our operations, he enjoys reading newspapers and crime fiction, he is a passionate photographer, a listener of jazz, funk & Bach music,
    a runner and a father of two almost grown-up kids.

  • Wolfgang
    Jochum

    Head of R&D
  • Marcus
    Dohnal

    Head of Business Development
  • Wolfgang Jochum is responsible for the technical implementation of go-to-market strategies
    and for compliance with all the necessary software development processes (from requirements
    analysis and design right through to quality analysis).

    Wolfgang Jochum was previously the co-founder and CTO of spectralmind.com,
    where he cooperated closely with international media enterprises. He also worked as a researcher
    and lecturer at the Institute for Distributed and Multimedia Systems at the University of Vienna.

  • Marcus is a seasoned industry professional who develops and implements new business strategies, which ensure successful outcomes for both our clients and the team. As a .NET engineer and former CTO of a broadcasting station, he has the unique ability to manage multi-level client interactions, present and communicate with expertise and implement his ideas.

    When he is not exploring and absorbing information on the newest of technologies to keep VJU ahead, he is a theme park fanatic with focus on roller coasters and a father of a teenager.

  • Patrick
    Thurner

    CTO
  • Sara
    Pourmanouchehri

    Software Development
  • Emanuel
    Plochberger

    Software Development
  • Siyamand
    Ayubi

    Software Development
  • Henning
    Schulze

    Interaction Design
  • Monika
    Hagleitner

    Office Management
  • Peter
    Senyi

    Online Marketing
  • Andreas
    Konrad

    Multimedia Management

PROVISIONING & PRICING

VJU4 runs in the Microsoft Azure Cloud
and leverages the Microsoft Azure Media
Services, providing global availability
and proven scalability.

VJU4 “Channel as a Service” is the offering of VJU4 rendered as a service out of VJU´s own Azure cloud, operated by VJU.
Alternatively, VJU4 may be deployed within your own Azure account, where it is operated by yourself or by VJU on behalf of you.

The VJU service model allows for highest business agility, a very quick go-to-market, an OPEX-only
business model, minimized commitment in terms of the licensing term and a transparent provision
of variable cloud resources like storage, transcoding or data transfers.

Feel free to contact us to discuss deployment and operating scenarios or getting a quote.

FAQ

  • What is VJU4?

    A powerful software application, offering an end-to-end solution for cloud-based video workflows and playout.

    VJU4 is a versatile tool in the cloud to organize video assets, providing easy and rapid ways to launch and maintain TV channels, to operate channels in a “pop up” mode or to turn your channel programming into a compelling on-demand viewing experience on the web.

    VJU’s “Channel as a Service” is the business model for a turnkey video management and playout solution provided as a service . It integrates all the elements needed to keep video content on-air within linear channels as well as other applications (OTT TV, VoD).

  • Who is VJU4 designed for?

    Anyone who produces, manages or broadcasts professional video.

    VJU4 is ideal for a wide range of users, including:

    • Content owners seeking fast go-to-market with an easy-to-operate video management and playout service
    • Broadcasters looking to extend their in-house workflows towards a cloud-based control functionality for video management, automation and playout
    • Media publishers or broadcasters interested in a cost-effective, OPEX-only low-complexity service for new video channels or to complement existing ones
    • Playout service providers with incumbent multichannel automation systems desiring a flexible approach to launching new branded channels or On-demand offerings.
    • Organisations desiring cloud-based disaster recovery operations
  • Can I use VJU4 for remote playout control?

    Yes, VJU4 may be operated in a “cloud-control” way.

    VJU4 complements the material flow in traditionally built broadcast processes by extending playlist creation and scheduling tasks into the cloud. Instead of air files, VJU4 deals in such a case only with small proxy files. As such, VJU4 acts as a pure cloud control instance, allowing remote operation of playout processes over the internet, while feedback of the actual playout status is always provided back into the VJU4 user interface.

  • What does “Channel as a Service” mean?

    “Channel as a Service” is a business model in which the VJU4 application is hosted in the cloud and made available to the customer over the Internet as a service.

    The software is licensed on a subscription basis and is centrally hosted. Instead of installing and maintaining the required infrastructure by yourself, you simply access it via the Internet, freeing yourself from the complexity of software and hardware management.

    VJU provides video processing services, which significantly reduce the overhead cost of launching new channels and go-to-market timelines.

    By using the cloud-infrastructure, you can reduce the initial financial outlay when starting up or instead of purchasing new equipment. The cloud offers on-demand services, which you don’t pay for if you’re not using them.

  • What does “cloud-based” mean and is it mandatory?

    The term refers to applications (VJU) or services made available to users on demand via the Internet from a cloud computing provider’s servers (Microsoft Azure).

    VJU4 runs on the Microsoft Azure cloud (PaaS and IaaS) per default, which provides the fastest most convenient way to launch a channel or On-demand video services.

    Some clients may prefer to establish the entire system using their own hardware and infrastructure to ensure maximum control over the system and its functioning. This type of installation is supported as well on request. On-Premise or Private Cloud installation is possible via VM-Ware Virtualization.

  • How quickly can VJU be installed and integrated to my system?

    A couple of days, with testing and integration included.

    Usually, to set up a hardware-based workflow will take significantly more time than implementing VJU4 as a service.

  • Can the user interfaces of VJU be customized according to my corporate graphical identity?

    Yes.

    The administration back-end and client interfaces can bear your logo, and the client GUI colors can be chosen among a variety of predefined schemes to match the one suitable for your installation. Also, all on-air templates can be customized according to your CI.

  • How do I upload, ingest and store my files?

    VJU offers HTTP upload via its Asset Management User Interface, as well as HTTP upload via API, ingest from FTP and HTTP-sources via API. Accelerated transfer is optionally available.
    VJU supports Azure Blob Storage and/or Local Storage/NAS.

  • What encoding does VJU offer?

    VJU4 integrates with either encoding.com, Microsoft Azure Media Services, Harmonic Promedia Carbon or Harmonic WFS and their respective video codecs and video formats.

  • Which Video Delivery does VJU offer?

    VJU offers support for streaming and progressive download.
    CDN support for Microsoft Azure, Akamai, Nacamar, Edgecast.

  • Does VJU have DRM (Digital Rigths Managment)?

    You do not have to worry about your content being exposed to unauthorized “ripping”. As an option, VJU supports integration with many world-recognized digital content protection standards, often required by the content owners.

VJU iTV Development GmbH
Salesianergasse 4/4
1030 Vienna, Austria
Tel: +43 (0)1 997 14 94

Our products set new standards in efficient, simple and flexible TV management solutions.
If you’re interested in learning more about VJU or have a specific question about our services,
please send us a message through the form below / drop us a line: inquiry@vju.tv

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VJU iTV Development GmbH
Salesianergasse 4/4, 1030 Vienna, Austria
Tel: +43 (0)1 997 14 94
Email: office@vju.tv
www.vju.tv

Handelsregister Wien FN 296052x
ATU 636 15948
D-U-N-S Nr. 30 178 4380

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