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Abit adds electronic material delivery control at MTV
Abit has introduced control of electronic delivery of content and material as an enhancement to its automation system installed at multichannel broadcaster MTV in London.
When MTV introduced electronic delivery of material into the transmission suite at its Camden, London, site, it was necessary for the automation system to check for the arrival of material and update its internal database records from information in both the schedule and transmission server.
The Abit automation system also copies the clips onto a second server, in addition to housekeeping on both servers, ensuring that the file structure in each is identical to play out clips frame accurately with automatic switchover to the backup device should the primary device fail. The workflow change also incorporates the provision of information about material duration and availability compared to the schedule information up to the point of playout.
For more information, visit www.abit.co.uk.