TV8 goes on air with Octopus69 November 2010
Turkish private television channel TV8 has replaced its previous newsroom infrastructure components, including its initial NRCS, with Octopus6 to bring its newsroom up to date.
After a thorough comparison of available systems offering various levels of quality and prices, TV8 selected Octopus6 for its unique combination of latest technologies and high reliability.
“TV8 is a very important project for us from both business and strategic point of view. It is a great result of our long-term partnership with Avkom, system integrator in Turkey. We hope that after two successful projects in Turkey in 2010, we can look forward to more to come,’ said Gabriel Janko, area sales & project manager at Octopus Newsroom.
“We chose Octopus6 for TV8 for a number of reasons. Above all, the functionality we saw on exhibitions was very satisfying. We like the web type workflow, multilanguage and multiplatform support and pricing policy without yearly fees. In addition, references from the industry were very positive and it was compatible to our automation choice,” commented Abullah Sen, project coordinator at Avkom.
The TV8 workflow encompasses several different suppliers; Octopus6 newsroom computer system, Autoscript teleprompters, Aveco automation and Vizrt graphics. Systems are integrated through the MOS and CII protocols.