The Spectrum X server, part of the solution at Swiss broadcaster, La Télé.
La Télé, a broadcast news channel based in Switzerland, has deployed a live and scheduled playout solution that uses Harmonic’s Spectrum X media server and Polaris Play automation to control scheduled playout operations and Aveco automation for live news coverage.
"Recently, we decided to upgrade our playout workflow. Having a powerful media server at the heart of our operations was a top priority," said Francois Vittoz, technical director at La Télé. "Harmonic offers the most critical component for any playout system — rock-solid reliability, along with extensive deployment experience and a stellar reputation in powering leading news channels. The Spectrum X media server simplifies our workflow, saving us money and allowing us to deliver higher quality branded programming to consumers."
During live events, video is recorded on the Spectrum X. The Aveco ASTRA automation system takes control of the Spectrum X and a Caspar CG system, allowing La Télé to brand its live programming with custom graphics. The Aveco system is also integrated with the Incite MAM and a newsroom computer system from Octopus.
"La Télé wanted a faster workflow, and upgrading its media asset management solution was a great way to achieve that," said Georges Nakhlé managing director at IMC Technologies. "Combining file and live ingest with integrated channel playout capabilities, Harmonic's Spectrum X system lowers La Télé's capital and operational costs. We designed and integrated a complete system for the channel that includes a simple traffic system and a robust media server."
"Our Spectrum X media server features high availability, making it ideal for a local news organization like La Télé, where it's important to get on-air quickly," said Ian Graham, vp of sales, EMEA and LATAM, at Harmonic.
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