TRK Ukraine Chooses VSN For News Media Management

TRK Ukraine, a national TV channel, and part of Media Group Ukraine has selected VSN for an overhaul of its media management and news production requirements.

The project was implemented by Comtel, VSN’s local distributor and a system integrator.

In common with many similar organisations looking to upgrade and improve their news production workflow, TRK Ukraine needed to replace its MAM system and to harmonise a number of disparate, legacy systems in order to deliver greater 'interavailability' of content and, more importantly, to create a single, unified interface that would simplify and speed workflows.

VSNExplorer was integrated with TRK Ukraine’s existing systems, including its SCISYS NRCS system; its Oracle DIVA content storage management system; its Chyron and Vizrt graphics systems; and its Adobe and FCP editors. The solution also allows for the handling of different generations of LTO tapes.

The solution includes MAM and PAM modules; the high availability, cloud-orientated VSNSpider platform; six VSNWorker transcoders; VSNOneNE TV channel-in-a-box; VDCP servers for ingest and playout; the VSN AutoRec Director application for video ingest; Livecom studio automation for news studio playout; and a connection to the existing LTO archive. It is being implemented, along with migration to the new MAM system, by Comtel, who will also provide the first line support required by TRK Ukraine.

Sergey Pribyl, Sales Manager, EMEA at VSN says, “The company wanted a complete-end-to-end news production solution that would be future-proof. To enable large numbers of users to access it from anywhere, regardless of location, the interface needed to be web-based. And: the solution should also allow for the automated ingest of social media. Our solution uniquely fulfilled not only all of TRK Ukraine’s ‘must-haves’ – but also its ‘nice-to-haves’.”

VSN provided some key elements that combine, behind a common user interface, to provide the complete set of media management and news production capabilities required by TRK Ukraine, including import/export of media content; storage management; video/file ingest; video editing in proxy and in high resolution; automated playout of broadcast graphics; studio playout; and ingest from social media. 

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