Aveco Celebrates 30 Years

  • 22 February, 2022


Left: IBC2000 - 1st employee Jiří Bašek, and owners Michal Skála, CFO & Pavel Potužák, CEO.
Right: Pavel Potužák receives 2019 IBC Award from Ramoji Rao, Chairman of ETV Group.

CZE: Aveco®, the media industry’s largest independent automation provider, invites you to see what 30 years of automation innovation can do for you, at 2022 NAB Show on booth N1421. Aveco leads the industry with production and playout automation, and in media asset management on-premises, in the cloud and in hybrid configurations. Founded on 18 February in 1992, Aveco has grown from its five enthusiastic engineers from the Scientific Research Institute of Television and Broadcasting in Prague to a company with customers and offices throughout the world.

Over 30 years, Aveco has become synonymous with legendary reliability and the openness of our systems. Aveco has the industry's largest library of interfaces and implemented APIs, maintaining working relationships with all industry manufacturers - successfully building automation platforms with unprecedented reliability and scalability for hundreds of broadcasters. 

Deployments range from some of the industry's largest multi-channel, multi-site operations - such as India’s ETV Bharat’s revolutionary automation and media asset management system supporting 5,000 reporters, 24 news studios and 24 full time news channels, in 13 languages - to small standalone systems and from complete end-to-end production and playout facilities to individual products.

Left: Aveco’s IBC2019 Award-winning Team. Right: Pavel Potužák with Award-winning ETV Bharat Project Managers.

Thirty years has seen Aveco become the recipient of numerous industry awards stemming from constant innovation. These include the 2019 IBC Innovation Award for our work with ETV Bharat, Best of Show awards at both NAB and IBC, and, as a proud and active member of the MOS Protocol Group, Aveco shared in a Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award.

"Since our humble beginnings with our motto Let’s try!, we’ve seen incredible changes in industry and technology," said Pavel Potuzak, CEO of Aveco. “Today, our project with Televisa in Mexico would have been unthinkable when Aveco was formed. Think about it… fully redundant master control with frame-by-frame disaster recovery for 80 TV channels located on-prem and in the cloud.”

From the first experiences using 2-inch Ampex VTRs (are you old enough to remember those?) all the way up to unifying today’s on-premises and in the cloud worlds, Aveco have been helping their customers to adopt new technologies and implement new workflows. 30 years with the same ownership, without external investors and without subsidies, Aveco have proven they do it right. The customers know it, and they stay with Aveco, some for the entire 30 year history.

"From tape to servers to the cloud, our motto has changed with the industry as well to Let’s Talk Automation! to better reflect our focus,” said Potuzak. “With our vision of Create - Manage - Deliver, we provide media companies worldwide with our news/studio production automation, media asset management and playout solutions - on-prem, in the cloud and in hybrid architectures. We graciously thank our more than 300 customers worldwide that have helped us grow from a small group of friends in the Czech Republic to an international company with ten offices worldwide." "And - we love it!"


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Aveco Celebrates 30 Years