Harris lands automation contract with SatLink Communications

Harris Broadcast has secured a contract with Tel Aviv-based SatLink Communications to automate its upgraded HD playout and content management center.

SatLink Communications will leverage Harris Broadcast 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 PlatinumTM 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/restore items as required to the near-line storage. File-based ingest and archive restores are managed and prioritised according to the transmission date/time before being passed to the automation system, which will prioritise the content.

Using the automation system’s caching mechanisms and the direct lookup/retrieval workflows provided by the media asset management software, the Harris Broadcast system will provide content status and alarms ahead of time to alert operators when content is missing. This guarantees the right content plays out at the right time.

“Harris Broadcast’s knowledge, experience and technology make them our choice in a high risk market,” comments Doron Revivi, chief operations officer, SatLink Communications. “Their solution addresses every part of our workflow, and scales to meet our evolving business needs.”

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