KTVA-TV Adopts Harmonic Spectrum ChannelPort
Technology at the heart of extensible centralcasting model
August 18, 2014
SAN JOSE, CALIF.—
Harmonic announced that KTVA Alaska, a CBS
affiliate owned by Denali Media Holdings, has built a brand-new media center in
Anchorage using a broad complement of Harmonic technologies. Engineered,
integrated, and installed by Harmonic channel partner TI Broadcast Solutions
Group based in Norcross, Ga., the facility leverages a solution made of
Harmonic Spectrum ChannelPort integrated channel playout system, Spectrum
MediaDeck integrated media servers, Electra 9200 universal multiservice
encoders, and ProMedia Carbon file-based transcoders, to enable flexible,
efficient centralcasting for three new TV stations, including KTVA.
The Electra 9200 multichannel, multiservice encoder enables KTVA to encode and
stat mux both SD and HD MPEG-2 services, while maintaining upgradability to MPEG-4
AVC if needed. The ProMedia Carbon file-based transcoding solution complements
the Electra encoder by facilitating the conversion of media to a massive array
of acquisition, editing, broadcast, Web, and mobile formats.
A two-minute video on KTVA Alaska’s integrated channel playout system is
available on the Harmonic
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