Moscow-based Amedia has launched two new channels in Russia, and is building a new broadcast production facility based on a Harris Broadcast file-based workflow solution, to bring them to air.
New channels Amedia Premium and Amedia 1 are both simulcasted in HD and SD, and are distributed nationally through cable, satellite and IPTV operators. Harris Broadcast is working closely with local systems integrator RTV RTC, for the broadcast production facility project. The new facility incorporates nine Versio systems, providing full redundancy for the four channels plus one extra channel that supports preview functions throughout the broadcast production centre. The project is the first of its type in Russia.
“The launch of Amedia’s pay TV channels, Amedia Premium and Amedia 1, is a key moment in development of a company as a leading broadcast service provider. We searched for a technology company to achieve our goals and we have exceeded our expectations by working with Harris Broadcast and RTC RTV,” commented Igor Vernovsky, chief technology officer at Amedia. “With products and systems such as Versio and Selenio, Harris Broadcast provides next generation broadcast capabilities at very affordable prices. Its ability to supply a complete integrated workflow solution suite to our needs and resources also differentiates it from other technology providers.”
A large Harris Broadcast Selenio media convergence platform installation will provide all encoding (MPEG-2/H.264), file transcoding and audio processing requirements throughout the facility. Other Harris Broadcast components include a Platinum router, 6800+ distribution equipment and MSA-100 multi-source analysers for monitoring H.264 transport streams.