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EVS overhauls Canal Plus’ infrastructure

French broadcaster is deploying Cerebrum to centralise and streamline its broadcast operations

Canal Plus has selected EVS’ control and monitoring solution Cerebrum for its in-house MCR and TX playout management workflows.

The French broadcaster is deploying Cerebrum to centralise and streamline its broadcast operations. The new system will enable Canal Plus to upgrade its legacy technology and improve its production workflows.

Canal Plus’ MCR

Previously, Canal Plus integrated manual operations for incoming broadcast feeds and playout management, enabling it to operate multiple channels simultaneously through various processes and control systems. The new solution will automate and simplify its workflows, as well as control both legacy SDI products and modern IP equipment.

EVS also developed a new license option for Cerebrum called CRBM Scheduler, which provides Canal Plus with a bespoke timeline for its scheduled events.


“We needed a comprehensive media infrastructure solution that would give us the control and flexibility needed, during this exceptional transformation period, to provide the high-quality content our viewers expect in the most efficient way possible, and we have found that with EVS,” said Ralph Atlan, CTO at Canal Plus. “By transforming our legacy workflows we’ve put ourselves in the best position to capitalise on next-generation technologies and continue to evolve our business to stay ahead of the competition.”

Ian Hollamby, Cerebrum product manager at EVS added: “Canal Plus was one of EVS’ first ever customers and has been a long-time valued partner, so we are perfectly positioned to help deliver this next-generation unified broadcast control system to help Canal Plus centralise as well as unify its operations. With added capability to switch to IP in the near future, we’re on hand to support Canal Plus achieve its long-term ambitions and vision for success.”