Technicolor selects PubliTronic playout7 July 2010
PubliTronic will have its Nexus playout servers and new Cobalt TX-MAM media asset management system deployed by Technicolor across ten of twelve theme channels of NPO (Nederlands Publieke Omroep), the Dutch PBS.
To be fully deployed over a six-week period from September, the Nexus playout servers will replace PubliTronic’s second generation Indigo servers which are currently used by Technicolor to playout the NPO theme channels. With the new platform, Technicolor will be able to provide NPO with much greater integration and a simplified workflow with its three main channels through programme library compatibility, as well as allowing designers more freedom with graphics and improved translation functionality. The platform is capable of handling D10-30 and D10-50 MXF content and also offers the option to playout HD.
Technicolor will be the first broadcast service provider to use PubliTronic’s new Cobalt TX-MAM transmission media asset management system. TX-MAM introduces the feature of ‘asset jobs’, offering the ability to analyse scheduled assets during transmission, and also gives increased functionality of visibility and management for operators from the standard interface. The system also enables user rights to be assigned to particular groups of users and offers both manual and automatic importing and exporting of content.