Russia’s first 24-hour business news channel, RBC-TV, has upgraded the infrastructure at its Moscow headquarters with a bespoke news production and playout system from Harris, writes David Fox.
The new infrastructure brings greater operational efficiency by facilitating a tapeless, file-based workflow throughout the facility. The upgraded system stretches from ingest to playout, driving the broadcaster’s news, production and master control areas.
“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, RBC-TV’s Director of Technology.
“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 maximize the value of our existing media.”
It is using Harris Platinum (large-scale) and Panacea (small-scale) routing systems for facility-wide signal distribution, with compact Harris HView multiviewers for signal monitoring and management.
It has Nexio AMP servers for ingest and storage as well as Nexio Farad storage for realtime access to content, connected to the facility’s newsroom system to allow journalists to quickly create and edit content.
Harris Invenio digital asset management software and near-line storage accelerate production speed with low-resolution viewing, editing and logging of content. Invenio imports legacy material from RBC-TV’s tape library and catalogues its expanding digital tape library, while automatic workflows permit file transfer and content management across all storage areas, with intelligent interfacing to scheduling and automation systems. Harris ADC automation integrates with Invenio and RBC-TV’s traffic and scheduling system for seamless playout
“This project demonstrates Harris’ market-leading capabilities to integrate various technologies and products to create a system solution that is uniquely matched to RBC-TV’s production needs,” said Harris Morris, president, 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.”