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TSL selects IPV for ESPN

3 June 2010
TSL selects IPV for ESPN

IPV’s SpectreView browse solution is being installed at Asia’s biggest sports content provider ESPN STAR Sports (ESS) by TSL, the UK-based systems integrator handling the integration project for the entire HD facility in Singapore.

ESPN STAR Sports’ new workflow required a browse system to support the fast turnaround of news and sports programmes as well as the repurposing of content for distribution to multiple countries. The IPV SpectreView browse system fulfils this requirement as the system is able to simultaneously mirror the high-resolution content and create low bitrate media files from multiple sources including incoming live video feeds and file-based media — making them instantaneously available to operators cutting packages for breaking news and sports stories.

At ESPN STAR Sports, the content management and workflow technology provided by IBIS integrates IPV’s SpectreView browse components directly into its iFind MAM. This solution enables multiple operators, using the IBIS iLogger, to tag the incoming sports events with appropriate, validated metadata that is attached to the media throughout its editorial lifecycle.

“We have worked with IPV for many years and their solution in collaborating with IBIS’ iFind MAM continues to be integral to the whole workflow at our facility in Singapore,” said Sabil Salim, ESPN STAR Sports’ vice president, operations. “IPV continues to play an important role as we continue to grow our operations. SpectreView enables our operators to pause, rewind and scrub the incoming live content with multiple languages in order to log games and add metadata in an accurate and efficient manner. Furthermore, IPV makes those tools available right at the desktop which is a fundamental strength of the system.”
IPV’s XCode transcoders are coupled directly to Omneon ingest servers and transcode the live growing files. IPV’s advanced streaming server and client software then enables multiple users to efficiently and simultaneously access these browse assets — with high quality frame-accurate video, multi-track audio, complete control and ‘superb’ media access — right at the desktop.

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