CNBC Pakistan chooses Pebble Beach automation

May 19, 2005

A Pebble Beach multichannel Neptune system is now installed at the new CNBC facility in Karachi, Pakistan.

The system will provide the playout capabilities for two new news studios, which are due on air later this year. Television Systems is the system integrator for the new facility’s design and construction.

Pakistani company VNTV, which is supported by NBC-Universal-owned CNBC and will have full access to the CNBC global program network, owns CNBC Pakistan. When it goes to air later this year, the channel will broadcast a 24-hour mixture of locally sourced and international business television programs in both Urdu and English.

At CNBC Pakistan, the Pebble Beach Neptune automation system will control a seven-port Omneon video server, five VTRs and an NVision master control switcher.

The system also interfaces to ENPS using the MOS protocol. This MOS interface supports rundown imports from ENPS and dynamic updates. There are also user definable fields enabling important information to be transferred from the newsroom system to the automation system.

The system at CNBC Pakistan will start as a two-channel system but has been designed to easily expand to control other channels should this be required in future.

For more information, visit www.pebble.tv.

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