Globo TV Expands File-Based Locations With Pebble Beach Playout

Brazil’s Globo TV has installed Pebble Beach Systems Marina playout capability in São Paulo, Brasília, and Recife.

Mirroring the network's Rio infrastructure, the Pebble Beach Systems Marina system in São Paulo provides playout automation from three servers; with four ingest channels and 12 playout channels. The São Paulo facility generates the São Paulo state and capital feeds while another facility is being configured to provide disaster recovery for the Rio, Brasília, and Recife operations with real-time media and playlist synchronization. The Brasília and Recife broadcasting operations each supply one channel to their respective local regions.

“Our goal was to better integrate our sites with a common workflow for each. This gives us greater agility with content and metadata exchange while also optimizing all our resources,” said Eduardo Ferreira, Director of Technology Distribution and Playout at Globo TV.

Marina’s standardized automation platform provides integration across Globo’s regional playout centers with real-time online updates from Globo corporate systems. Marina also enhances operational efficiency with automated content exchange and strengthens disaster recovery readiness.

Now operators can view high-res media clips so they can preview, trim and approve media directly in the Marina user interface. This enables quick and reliable playlist changes and makes airing of breaking news at the same time fast and easy. Comprehensive timers facilitate continuous schedule adjustments to comply with strategic decisions. Globo also utilizes Lighthouse, a Marina web client interface, for easy status monitoring and remote playlist control.

In addition to installing Pebble Beach System’s Marina, the network also integrated Telestream Vantage and Dolby VM-600 as part of Globo TV’s playout solution.

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