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Harris Broadcast to Power SatLink Communications’ Upgraded HD Playout Facility

By Tai Nichols | September 23, 2013
Harris Broadcast's Platinum  router, which will to ensure video, audio and data reliability across the facility. Photo: Harris Broadcast

Harris Broadcast’s Platinum router.
Photo: Harris Broadcast

[Via Satellite 09-23-13] Harris Broadcast has secured a contract with Tel Aviv-based SatLink Communications, a global teleport, content management and HD playout services provider, to automate its upgraded HD playout and content management center.

SatLink Communications will leverage Harris Broadcast’s technology to enable media ingest, quality control, language versions, media management and playout preparation. The workflow will manage both baseband and file-based media ingest, integrating Harris Broadcast media asset management (MAM) and automation tools to manage the entire HD workflow; as well as its Platinum router to ensure video, audio and data reliability across the facility.

Working closely with local distributor Bluebird TV, Harris Broadcast will process ingest lists with its MAM software to check content availability status and move and restore items as required to the near-line storage. File-based ingest and archive restores are managed and prioritized according to the transmission date/time before being passed to the automation system, which will prioritize the content.