TeleZüri goes tapeless with DVS

Switzerland: Swiss regional TV broadcaster TeleZüri has upgraded its production chain with a total of six DVS Venice video servers as well as a 96TB DVS-SAN storage system, switching to tapeless alongside sports channel Schweizer Sportfernsehen (SSF), which is located at TeleZüri’s premises.

The six Venice systems provide 22 video channels spread across the entire workflow and are responsible for key broadcasting tasks such as ingest, news playout and on-air playout. The DVS video server manages native real-time capturing and play-out of numerous common broadcast formats, simultaneously scaling the different formats in realtime. Thanks to a wide range of interfaces such as VDCP, MOS and SOAP, Venice can be controlled via Media Asset Management Systems (MAMs), Newsroom Control Systems (NRCSs) and play-out automation systems, thereby meeting a lot of the prerequisites for reliable and stable broadcast workflows.

The user-friendly GUI in Venice also impressed the Zurich-based TV broadcaster: via remote access, users can control the video server anytime and conveniently coordinate server tasks. The extensive playlist features allow broadcasts to be arranged creatively, while the new multiview user interface enables users to monitor and control multiple server channels at the same time. The DVS-SAN is configured as the central storage and provides TeleZüri with an additional archive connection. Thanks to its 24/7 high-availability operation, the DVS-SAN ensures smooth operation, providing TeleZüri with the greatest possible reliability thanks to redundant design and failover functionality.

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