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BBC HD relies on PubliTronic

24 September 2009

The Red Bee Media Broadcast Centre is now relying on PubliTronic Nexus playout servers and Cobalt automation software to deliver BBC HD images across Europe.

PubliTronic’s system gives Red Bee a high degree of flexibility and functionality as well as reducing time to air down to less than 10 weeks.

“We’ve been impressed by the level of PubliTronic’s commitment to delivering effective, reliable HD services to our client, BBC Worldwide Channels,” said David Popper, Red Bee Media head of solutions build. “PubliTronic’s playout servers provide a great blend of resilience, notably when operating in an N+N mode. It’s clear that installing integrated playout automation is simpler, more cost-effective and timely.”

Nexus is integrated with BBC Worldwide Channels’ scheduling system Zeus, from Phoenix7. PubliTronic’s playout servers can drive graphics and logos externally from the scheduling system and also prove particularly efficient for handling secondary broadcasting events, with support for DVB subtitling in the ASI Stream.

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