TRK Ukraina, one of the Ukraine's leading privately-held national TV channels, has purchased an Enterprise sQ server-based production system from Quantel alongside its Mission integrated media asset management.
The system is currently being installed at TRK's Kiev headquarters and will be used for TRK's brand new 24-hour news channel, Novyny. It will also produce the primetime news show Sobytia for TRK Ukraina (TRK's main channel) and handle production for the broadcaster's soccer channel, TRK Football. The system was sold via Studiotech Poland, Quantel's regional reseller.
"TRK is growing rapidly and to match that dynamism, we needed a system that could give us a very flexible but highly productive workflow," said Przemyslaw Kula, TRK technical director. "We looked right across the market and found that Quantel's Enterprise sQ technology delivers the shortest time from ingest to air with a coherent workflow and integrated media asset management. It is also easy to learn and use. This made the choice very straightforward for TRK."
The sQ server at the centre of the system is configured with 1200 hours of storage and supports 60 sQ View and sQ Cut journalist editors running inside TRK's Annova Systems OpenMedia newsroom computer system. 15 Final Cut Pro editors are also fully integrated into the Quantel workflow. Ingest and playout is handled by sQ Record and sQ Play applications, with sQ Load handling file imports. Media asset management is provided by Quantel's Mission integrated MAM.