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Technology and Workflows for Multiple Channel Content Distribution by Philip J. Cianci

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Appendix C: Programming languagesand application development

With computer-based systems everywhere in the media infrastructure, it goes without saying that, since computers can't tell themselves what to do, someone has to instruct the machine as to how to behave. Media resides on ingest and playout servers: rundowns are written in newsroom applications that communicate directly with wire services, the Internet, and other resources; graphics production and playout are totally dependent on computer applications; and content can be automatically moved to playout servers by automation systems.

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Writing code for computer systems is an esoteric art. It has evolved from handwritten instructions that had to be meticulously ...

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