WDRB-TV Deploys File-Based Automation With NVerzion
March 27, 2012
SALT LAKE CITY: NVerzion
said that WDRB-TV 41, the Block Communications-owned local Fox television
affiliate in Louisville, Ky., replaced its existing automation system with an
end-to-end automation platform powered by NVerzion technology, providing the
broadcaster with a scalable, file-based solution for managing and processing
video content for its two on-air channels.
The new NVerzion automation system provides WDRB with on-air
transition between television content and commercials through a dynamic
file-based redundant architecture that duplicates each piece of video content,
thus preventing the station from ever experiencing downtime. The 90 percent
tapeless workflow offers the station cost savings by reducing personnel and
WDRB can modify playlists at the time of transmission and
automatically recalculate scheduling on the fly, as changes are made.
Additionally, NVerzion designed a customized solution that allows WDRB to
control its legacy routing system for satellite acquisition through a
combination of the company’s NTime satellite record scheduler and EMC Router.
The station can schedule and control machines, routers, satellites sources,
GPOs, delegation, and archiving days, months, or even years in advance,
simplifying the overall operations.
An NVerzion NCompass platform manages file-based content
received through a variety of content delivery systems such as PitchBlue,
Pathfire, Centaur, On The Spot Media, DG Spotbox, and Extreme Reach.
Transcoding is performed, complete with metadata, utilizing a common user
interface. The station can now move specific content from different delivery
systems both manually and automatically, significantly reducing the amount of
time it takes to get a piece of video content on air.
Utilizing the scalable nature of NVerzion automation, WDRB
plans to support two additional side channels later this year and has purchased
a 35-TB TeraStore nearline storage archive system for file-based management of
the video servers.