EuroNews has inked a deal to place XS media servers and the IPDirector live production asset management suites at the heart of its new Live workflow. As the news broadcaster moves to HD, EVS news solutions will sit alongside Euronews’ existing Harmonic storage and playout systems. The XS servers will be used to enable either live or studio-based news productions – ingesting multiple feeds and playing out live coverage or playing out content on the screens behind the presenters in its studios.
It will also allow Euronews to manage 16 audio channels from ingest to playout, which fits with a requirement to report news in 13 languages. The IPDirector system will be used to control ingest and playout commands, as well as manage content.
Euronews head of AV support, Bernard Fournier, said: ���In a breaking news environment, it is essential that we have fast, flexible and ultra-reliable technology that can be configured for both studio and live productions. Having the ability to edit on-the-fly while recording was also crucial in the decision for our production team.”