MN201 Maestro | News Advanced


Suggested length: 16 hours


The Maestro | News Advanced (MN201) course is designed to elevate the student’s level of mastery of Maestro | News within the context of their studio environment, enabling them to achieve more sophisticated yet easy-to-control content and logic for broadcast.

Over two days the course provides an extensive hands-on exercise that covers advanced subjects such as scripting, writing macros, using external plugins, and interfacing with automation systems.


The course is intended for experienced studio designers and operators who are interested in achieving more from Maestro | News and are comfortable with programming concepts in a studio environment.


  • Completion of the MN101 Maestro | News Basics course
  • Working knowledge of the broadcast workflow and studio environment, for example, the external system used in the studio such as Automation, NLE, NRCS, etc.
  • Comfortable with programming concepts and able to use script language
  • Solid understanding of Excel files, SQL DB


After this course, students will be able to:

  • Use the Maestro | News API to create Timeline and Page level scripts
  • Write correct and useful macros
  • Correctly use and set up Maestro | News to interface with the NRCS, iNEWS, and MOS server
  • Correctly use and set up the NLE plugin
  • Correctly use, configure, and control external devices
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