News Production & Post

BBC to launch Persian channel

20 March 2008

BBC World Service is launching BBC Persia TV, broadcasting in Farsi to 22 countries across the Middle East, from a new EUR1.8m tapeless facility. Featuring a News Gallery and a MAM system, IBIS playout applications have been chosen for 24-hour news transmission playout from two BBC studios, integrating with Omneon Spectrum media servers, DaletPlus News Suite and an AP ENPS newsrooms system, writes Adrian Pennington.

Each studio will have two IBIS ServerPlay applications. One four channel ServerPlay will be used for the main playout using rundowns sent from ENPS via MOS. The other ServerPlay will be used for backgrounds, loops and any other clip playout required which has not been scheduled via an ENPS rundown. Both a main and standby MOS gateway to ENPS are included.

Two IBIS ServerBase applications, one main and one failover, will provide media management for the Omneon Spectrum media servers servers and additional MOS interfacing for both studios.

Graphics will be provided by a VizRT system, which will be interfaced to the IBIS ServerPlay.

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