Discovery has chosen Pebble Beach Systems to manage playout and content management throughout its MENA channels portfolio.
The automation, content management and integrated channel specialist will provide its enterprise Marina system, installed at Du-Samacom, to carry out the process.
The deal, said Discovery, was put into place to bring an end to the company’s search for a solution capable of handing its redundancy requirements, and that would offer the capability of future expansion.
The install features fully redundant playout and contorl of all Discovery’s regional HD channels. It also comprises Harmonic Spectrum servers, Pixel Power graphics, Polistream subtitling, with transcoding handled by Telestream.
The project was implemented by systems integrators Tek Signals.
Samir Isbaih, regional manager, Middle East and South Asia, Pebble Beach, said: “Together with Tek Signals, we architected a solution to meet Discovery’s advanced channels’ needs. We integrated a dynamic automated graphics workflow, and have incorporated archiving of the transmission media to the tape library.
“We’re proud to be entrusted with these high profile channels. With its single database spanning playout and content management, and a simple user interface, Marina drives operational efficiencies and reduces the scope for on air errors.”