Maine Public Broadcasting Network Delivers Emergency Alert Info With Triveni Digital
DTV content distribution system enables targeted EAS delivery
March 11, 2014
—The Maine Public Broadcasting Network is deploying a statewide public safety
broadcasting service based on Triveni Digital’s SkyScraper DTV content
with the Maine Emergency Management Agency and the Maine Association of
Broadcasters, MPBN will use SkyScraper to deliver real-time emergency alert
system messages, including audio, video and data, originating from MEMA
headquarters to every broadcast operation center in Maine, providing stations
with immediate information to relay.
provides broadcasters with a scalable end-to-end environment that supports
point-to-multipoint digital media content distribution, with targeted
point-to-point delivery. The system consists of three modular components, DataFab,
DataHub and DataReceiver, which allow publishers to organize content and target
content to receivers; allocate bandwidth and insert content into broadcast
streams; and extract content from broadcast streams and make it available to
DataFab and DataHub insert EAS messages into the over-the-air broadcast stream
from MPBN’s operations center in Bangor and distribute them to DataReceivers
installed at participating broadcast centers throughout the state. From there,
the information is forwarded to every station and its respective viewers and
listeners. With DataFab, the MPBN can target messages to individual receivers,
groups of receivers or the entire network.
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