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Qatar TV uses SGL Flashnet archive in digital workflow

19 October 2012
Qatar TV uses SGL Flashnet archive in digital workflow

The TV Support and Development Committee for Qatar TV in Doha has launched a new broadcast facility with a FlashNet archive solution by Software Generation Ltd (SGL). The broadcaster has installed a digital workflow based around an Avid production environment in its new, three-studio facility to enable the re-launch of two Qatar TV channels.

The state-of-the-art facility, which is due to go on air later this year, will produce and playout material in-house for the channels. As part of this new digital workflow, SGL’s FlashNet archive, which sits between an Avid Interplay MAM and a SpectraLogic T950 library with LTO tape for long-term storage, provides back-up, archive and restore functionality. The installation also includes a PAM system that contains 21 Avid edit suites with EVS production servers and IPDirector playout and a Pebble Beach automation system.

Samer Younes, consultant engineer, TV Support & Development Committee for Qatar TV, explained, “For a project like this the strength is finding systems that work together seamlessly, as is the case with SGL FlashNet and Avid Interplay. The SGL archive is a very flexible and easy to work with system that is able to be extended to cope with future plans and is a key element of this new installation at Qatar TV. We look forward to going live in the coming weeks.”

Trevor Morecraft, SGL’s sales manager EMEA, added, “This installation is another prime example of SGL’s Open System and we are delighted to announce this sale today highlighting our strong commitment to the region.”

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