TVT Media goes for Evertz DreamCatcher platform to handle live content
The Evertz’ DC-ONE replay system and production suite from Evertz Microsystems has been deployed by TVT Media, a global content services company formed by TVT’s acquisition of Amsterdam-based DMC in 2017.
TVT provides end to end media logistics and content services including compliance and access services, video on demand (VoD) and linear media publishing, over the top (OTT) services, and fibre distribution.
Key services provided by TVT include helping clients comply with the standards of industry regulators such as Ofcom in the UK, turning live material around for VoD and catch up platforms, as well as generating access services (subtitles) as quickly as possible for VoD and catch-up services.
To enable these services a highly available, secure and easy to operate solution to capture and manipulate multiple streams of live video is critical. This solution must seamlessly integrate into TVT’s hybrid cloud environment and be operable remotely from any of TVT’s operations centres.
Following a rigorous selection process TVT selected Evertz’ DC-ONE and deployed the platform across datacentres proximate to major video switches, such as BT Tower in London.
“Live content represents some of the most valuable investments that our clients make. They are often high profile with large audiences and attract critical attention. This means that we were looking for a robust and easy to use solution that provided a highly versatile platform to allow us to handle live material, whether this is capture for VoD, generating high quality subtitles or audio description for catch-up, or to assist with regulatory compliance. Working with Evertz enabled us to deploy this in a way that worked seamlessly in our hybrid media cloud and allowed our operations teams in multiple locations to use the platform,” said Peter Elvidge, VP technology at TVT Media.
Concluded Mo Goyal, senior director, international business development, live media production at Evertz: “The DC-ONE platform provides a tremendous level of functionality for many applications including regulatory compliance, and represents the industry’s best value for a live production platform. TVT is an industry leader in media services and we congratulate them on the successful deployment of their DC-ONE compliance solution.”
Evertz’ DC-ONE is a replay system and production suite that provides all of the essential tools needed for any demanding live production. It provides advanced production tools including zooming, split-screens, ganged inputs and transcoding in a streamlined, easy to use platform that is fully upgradable. DC-LIVE-EDIT provides instant editing capabilities without the need to transfer content to an edit station and can access delayed content directly from DC-ONE.