Here’s a follow-up to the news that dual operations of the NPR PRSS Content Depot distribution system and the legacy system will continue through at least April.
The previous deadline was the end of this month; one before that was for last November. (To say that the rollout has been taking awhile is an understatement; we’ve been publishing articles saying it was coming since before 2004).
Pete Loewenstein, NPR vice president of distribution, states in a message to stations that three things must happen for the transition to be successful.
Program producers must be able to adapt content to the new formats and procedures used in the system; stations must gain experience with the system in their local operations; and ConDep must be stable and consistently reliable for every user.
“Since December, there have been some significant improvements,” he states. “No further system-caused stream tuning errors have occurred. Software upgrades have resulted in improved upload reliability for producers.”
A new software release deployed recently has corrected a number of issues, he said.