Crystal Connect Shortlisted for CSI Award

By Angie Johnston  |  September 6, 2017

Product nominated as Best Content-on-Demand Solution to be Displayed at IBC Show

Duluth, Georgia, 5th September 2017 – Crystal, a provider of advanced software control systems, has been shortlisted for a CSI Award in the category ‘Best Content on-Demand Solution’.

Crystal Connect™, the solution nominated, is an advanced software platform that allows broadcasters to enforce distribution rights, provide dynamic ad insertion, manage C3, D4 and C7 rating metrics and provide accurate Video on Demand (VOD). Interfacing with playout automation systems, Connect inserts SCTE-standard metadata markers into a transport stream enabling the seamless replacement of advertisements and content at the correct time. The fully decorated transport stream can then be made available to OTT partners for on-demand streaming.

Established in 2003 by CSI Magazine, the CSI Awards will be awarded at IBC Show. As one of the most prestigious technology awards in the industry, nominees are recognized for innovation and excellence in the associated fields of IPTV, OTT, cable, broadband and satellite.

Demonstrations of Crystal Connect will be available upon request at IBC Show, along with Crystal’s Video Metadata Analayzer (VMA). If you would like to schedule a demonstration of any of Crystal’s products ahead of time, please get in touch.

Recently launched as a cloud version at NAB 2017, Crystal VMA is used to view, describe and log essential metadata and its corresponding video segments. Online Video Platform providers (OPVs) can then identify any anomalies during insertion, and ensure the replacement and insertion of ads and other content is done accurately.

Offering increased flexibility to broadcasters, the cloud version of VMA can be run on virtual machines in data centers or on cloud services like AWS.

“As the pace of change in the broadcast and OTT world continues to increase, Crystal strives to make sure we continuously innovate to stay ahead of the game. It’s great to be shortlisted for an award as it reflects this desire,” commented Roger Franklin, CEO, Crystal. “Our experienced IBC team will be happy to discuss anything OTT and metadata related at the show, including future predictions and how broadcasters can best monetize the process of providing content over-the-top.”

To find out more about Crystal’s advanced software control systems, visit them at IBC between the 15th and 19th of September at booth 5.A26.


About Crystal

Crystal provides advanced monitoring and control software for video distribution over satellite, cable or the Internet.  It makes any combination of hardware and software, from practically any manufacturer, operate reliably as a single seamless system.  Its software is also on the leading edge of new OTT applications, with frame-accurate precision that enables everything from dynamic ad insertion and content replacement to live-to-VOD and live clipping without adding infrastructure or manual processing.  That is why, over the past 30 years, the world’s leading broadcast and cable networks have trusted Crystal to support hundreds of billions in revenue.  Founded in 1986, Crystal is headquartered in Greater Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit


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