RBC TV, Russia’s first 24 hour business news channel, has built a bespoke news production and playout system based on Harris technology. The new infrastructure in the channel’s Moscow headquarters is a tapeless operation from ingest to playout, driving the broadcaster’s news, production and master control areas.
The system uses Harris ADC automation and Invenio asset management software. These control Nexio Amp servers for content ingest, storage and playout, alongside Nexio Farad storage to give journalists realtime access for rapid editing. The Invenio software also manages the import of legacy content from the tape library through nearline storage.
Harris has also provided Platinum large-scale and Panacea small-scale routing systems, and HView multiviewers for signal monitoring and management. The whole is linked together with automatic workflows for file transfer and content management, with intelligent interfacing to scheduling and automation.
“Harris worked with us every step of the way to develop and design an operational environment that integrates our existing legacy systems into new technologies,” said Mikhail Tereschenko, director of technology at RBC TV. “RBC TV has already noticed a dramatic increase in operational workflow and efficiency as a result of the upgrade. Most importantly, the Harris solution makes content easily accessible and easy to modify, enabling us to maximise the value of our existing media.”
The first Russian 24/7 business news channel, RBC TV is seen as a premier source for the business and political elite in Russia. It broadcasts a broad spread of business and political news, commentary, interviews and analysis, as well as the latest business updates from such news agencies as CNN, APTN, Bloomberg, Reuters and CNBC.
“This project demonstrates Harris’ market-leading capabilities to integrate various technologies and products to create a system solution,” said Harris Morris, president of Harris Broadcast Communications. “RBC has built an efficient solution to meet today’s challenges with the flexibility to scale and modify the system in the future.”