News Production & Post

Planet TV selects Enterprise sQ

7 November 2012
Planet TV selects Enterprise sQ

TSmedia, media arm of Slovenia’s national telecoms provider, Telekom Slovenije, has purchased a Quantel Enterprise sQ fast turnaround production system. The system will handle all news and sports programme production for Planet TV, the new national commercial TV channel being launched by TSmedia this month. The launch of Planet TV marks Telekom Slovenije’s first venture into television. “Our market research showed that Slovenian viewers want quality documentaries and timely, well-informed news broadcasts, all in HD,” said Bine Lebeničnik, TSmedia head of Development. “These requirements helped us define the specification for our news/sports production system – speed and quality, with no production bottlenecks. Added to these were ease of use for the journalists and editors, and open integration with newsroom computer and automation systems.” The Planet TV system comprises 300 hours of HD workspace; with 12 sQ Cut and sQ Edit desktop editors and two Qube craft editors. Three sQ Load applications handle XDCAM/P2 file ingest, with sQ Record for line feeds. Playout is handled by two sQ Play applications. The system is fully integrated with Planet TV’s Octopus Newsroom computer system – the Quantel sQ Cut editors run inside the Octopus GUI. Users also have instant access to media stored on Planet TV’s Front Porch DIVArchive via Quantel’s new sQ Fileflow application. Planet TV launches with a team of 25 journalists and six craft editors who are fully trained on sQ Cut, sQ Edit and Qube. “The feature we find most useful, alongside FrameMagic [Quantel’s built-in smart media handling technology], is publishing and sharing – you can access any edited sequence from any Quantel seat,” said Maj Jukić, head of Graphics Editing. “It gives us a completely flexible workflow.”

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