10.24.2007 11:02 AM
Estonian broadcaster opens new playout center with playKast

Estonian broadcaster and network operator AS Levira has invested in ON-AIR Systems’ playKast Komplete solution for its new multichannel playout center. The solution will enable Levira to air a number of new channels, the first of which — Swedish HD film channel Silver HD — went live in September 2007.

The playout center comprises equipment from Pro-bel, Softel, Rorke Data and Sony, and is controlled centrally by the playKast Komplete solution.

ON-AIR’s K-Series software is being used for ingest and playout. ON-AIR Kapture controls Sony VTRs remotely for HD and SD material, while channel branding files are transferred directly to Levira from Sweden. Media files are stored centrally using Rorke Data’s NAS and XenData’s tape storage, while media transfer is controlled by ON-AIR’s Media Library.

The playKast solution plays out the video, audio and subtitle files for up to four languages. Audiovisual files are routed to Sweden over a dedicated media connection using JPEG2000 compression, with a separate path for subtitle files. In Sweden, the Softel subtitle inserter adds DVB subtitles to the ON-AIR stream. The whole signal is then compressed using MPEG-4 for uplink and encrypted transmission.

For more information, visit www.on-air-systems.com.



Comments
Post New Comment
If you are already a member, or would like to receive email alerts as new comments are
made, please login or register.

Enter the code shown above:

(Note: If you cannot read the numbers in the above
image, reload the page to generate a new one.)

No Comments Found




Thursday 10:05 AM
NAB Requests Expedited Review of Spectrum Auction Lawsuit
“Broadcasters assigned to new channels following the auction could be forced to accept reductions in their coverage area and population served, with no practical remedy.” ~NAB


 
Featured Articles
Conference Updates
Discover TV Technology