09.28.2006 11:40 AM
DIRECTV Installs $1 Million of Avid MediaStream Systems
Avid Technology announced that DIRECTV, the leading satellite television service provider in the U.S., has installed approximately $1 million of Avid MediaStream systems purchased in March 2006. The investment—which will enable DIRECTV to update and expand its standard-definition capabilities and build a foundation for future high-definition services—includes four MediaStream servers with a total of 64 decoder channels and more than 25 terabytes (TB) of dedicated RAID storage. The installation was completed in late August.

"MediaStream has been at the core of DIRECTV's playout operations for years and we knew we could count on its reliability and efficiency as we planned to expand our broadcast operations," said Donald L. Jones, vice president and general manager, Broadcast Operations, DIRECTV, Inc. "The HD enhancements that Avid has made to the system will also serve us well as we continue to expand our HD programming."

David Schleifer, vice president of Avid Broadcast and Workgroups, said, "For years, MediaStream has served as the playout backbone for hundreds of broadcasters, enabling them to deliver a greater number of error-free transmissions. DIRECTV's investment in MediaStream is a testament to the stability of the system, but equally important, it also provides an economical path for delivering HD content over satellite as demand continues to grow. We're pleased that DIRECTV continues to rely on MediaStream as the nucleus of its playout infrastructure, and we're looking forward to helping this leading service provider make the leap to HD when the time is right."

DIRECTV, Inc. is the nation's leading satellite television service provider with more than 15.5 million customers. For more information about Avid MediaStream, please visit: www.avid.com.

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