Leading automation, content management and integrated channel specialist Pebble Beach Systems announced at Broadcast Asia today that it has been awarded the contract to supply a Marina enterprise automation solution and Dolphin integrated channel devices to Malaysia’s Media Prima TV Networks (Media Prima) for its four leading free-to-air television channels.
The system, which is due to be commissioned during 2015, is being supplied via Malaysian systems integrator Tiara Vision Sdn Bhd. It will control the playout of 4 redundant channels, with Pebble Beach Systems Dolphin integrated channel devices delivering video playout, graphics and subtitles for Media Prima’s TV3, TV9, 8TV and ntv7 channels.
Regional Sales Manager for Asia, Ng Tze Ming explains:
“Media Prima’s bouquet of channels enjoys very high viewing figures, with TV3 the most watched television station in Malaysia. It was therefore essential that the solution they selected to replace the legacy automation infrastructure should offer comprehensive redundancy options. The system which we are installing uses mirrored playlists, creating a main and backup program output which can be switched between in case of on air problems. This will provide redundancy for the all of Dolphin’s functionality including video playout, graphics and subtitles.”
The Marina and Dolphin solution will initially be used as a backup for the main channels TV3, TV9, 8TV and ntv7, before being commissioned as the main playout system in the coming months. It includes 14 clients, 5 of which will be for playout and 9 for scheduling. Multiple user access rights can be configured according to different operator privileges, giving users the ability to view and edit playlists, to view media on Dolphin servers, or to access the Marina configuration, depending their level of authorisation.
The system will interface to a Dalet MAM system and an IBS traffic system, with Dolphin providing simple Flash graphics and more complex graphics provided by Vizrt devices.
Tze Ming confirms: “This playout technology refresh enables Media Prima to leverage the flexible workflows, simple user interface and exceptional support which Pebble Beach Systems offers. We look forward to working with this prestigious broadcaster to take the system to air, and to a successful working relationship in the coming years.”
Pebble Beach Systems Regional Sales Manager for Asia, Ng Tze Ming.
About Pebble Beach Systems
Pebble Beach Systems is a world leader in automation, channel in a box and integrated channel technology, with scalable products designed for multichannel transmission, news, sports and interactive television as well as content management, workflow and direct archive control. Installed in more than 60 countries and with proven systems ranging from single up to over 100 channels in operation, Pebble Beach Systems offers open, flexible systems which encompass ingest and workflow automation, and file-based workflows.
Pebble Beach Systems is a Vislink company
About Vislink plc
The Vislink Group is a global technology business specialising in the collection and delivery of high quality video and associated data from the field to the point of usage. Vislink provides solutions to the broadcast market for the collection and play out management of live news, sport and entertainment events and to the surveillance market including defence, law enforcement and public safety customers for the delivery of secure video and data communications. With offices in the UK, USA, Brazil, UAE, and Singapore, Vislink employs over 300 people worldwide. Our solutions include the design and manufacture of microwave radio, satellite transmission, cellular, wireless camera systems and broadcast management software; our development and manufacturing operations are in the UK and the USA.
The Company is listed on the London Stock Exchange.
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