Timeline Television integrates AmberFin iCR at BT Sport production hub

AmberFin has announced that UK-based broadcast facility provider, Timeline Television, has integrated the AmberFin iCR software platform within a bespoke production centre to support BT Sport.

AmberFin iCR is providing high-speed file playback and transcoding resources as well as comprehensive standards conversion capabilities within the state-of-the-art file-based production and playout facility. Also, the addition of AmberFin’s Unified Quality Control system running Digimetric’s Aurora QC system as a seamless component within iCR ensures high media file quality and rapid turnaround of material within the workflow.

As part of the system delivery, Timeline TV is utilising AmberFin’s Digital Production Partnership (DPP) compliant file format support for content delivery to UK broadcasters.

Charlie Tear, technical director at Timeline Television, comments: “We chose AmberFin for the BT Sport project because we needed the highest-quality transcoding, QC and re-purposing available, delivered in the least possible time. This was essential in our design for the fast-turnaround workflow which lies at the heart of BT Sport. AmberFin sits at the centre of the BT Sport workflow, providing file ingest, re-versioning and delivery for BT’s three new flagship sports channels. AmberFin’s API allows us the flexibility to customise its monitoring, control and integration with the rest of the facility’s systems and last but not least, AmberFin’s integrated DPP capabilities have helped BT Sport become the UK’s first fully DPP-compliant broadcast production hub.”

Jeremy Deaner, chief executive officer of AmberFin, comments: “BT Sport is one of the most ambitious European broadcast infrastructure projects in many respects, including the creation of this new leading edge production facility on the Olympic Park. We’re pleased and proud that AmberFin iCR has proved itself to be the optimum transcode, standards conversion and QC solution for this prestigious new complex.”

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