04.23.2008 10:59 AM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
ION Media Networks selects Volicon Observer for monitoring, archiving
ION Media Networks has implemented Volicon Observer video monitoring systems at each of the network's 56 TV stations located throughout the United States. Representing one of the largest deployments of Observer to a single entity, the systems enable ION Media to maintain across-the-board quality of service (QoS) standards, compliance logging and ad verification, while providing centralized video monitoring and review capabilities to its management.
Within each ION station, the Observer provides around-the-clock monitoring and recording of aired broadcasts on two separate digital SDI channels with 30- to 60-day archiving of the video for later review and reference. In addition, ION Media Networks has installed a central Observer monitoring server at its headquarters in St. Petersburg, FL, which enables company executives to monitor and review content by city and by channel.
ION personnel can access the content from any desktop to troubleshoot and correct transmission errors, demonstrate compliance with regulations such as closed-captioning and provide proof to advertisers that commercial content was aired as contracted.
For more information, visit