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IETV embraces Front Porch DIVArchive

9 November 2007

Tel Aviv’s IETV (Israel Educational Television) has installed, with the help of local system integrator AVcom, an entirely digital tapeless production workflow using Front Porch Digital’s DIVArchive content storage management system. As the nation’s oldest broadcaster, IETV has also embarked on the preservation of its historic archive in future-proof, digital form, reports Andy Stout.

Israel’s first national television station has been operating continually since 1965. It broadcasts around 215 hours of documentaries, drama, and other educational programming each week. Providing services to all of IETV’s departments, including production, post, playout, archive, and purchasing, the new system delivers state-of-the-art content storage management facilities to all IETV staff.

The entire production workflow, from ingest to playout and archiving, is tapeless and integrates the station’s video servers, long-term storage, and automation system.

Shlomo Kasif, CTO, IETV commented, “Managing file-based content with DIVArchive and DIVAdirector gives us the most powerful and flexible way of viewing, retrieving, and transferring material during production, as well as preparing it for transmission. Front Porch Digital’s technology integrates readily with our existing systems to become the hub of a tapeless workflow that is far simpler, faster, and more cost-effective to operate.”

“The content storage management system at IETV exemplifies the benefits available to broadcasters of all kinds,” said Front Porch Digital International Senior VP Rino Petricola. “The preservation of fragile and important media archives is not only a cultural necessity, but increasingly for broadcasters in a competitive arena, it is also a matter of commercial survival.”

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