Saraha TV to use Omnibus for three new channels
October 7, 2005
OmniBus Systems has added three further 24-hour news channels to its existing system at Indian commercial broadcaster Sahara TV. The channels, which went on-air in March and April 2005, bring the total of OmniBus-controlled 24-hour news services in Mumbai and Delhi to seven. Sahara TV uses OmniBus applications to control ingest, manage the media flow throughout the facility, and coordinate the operation of a wide range of broadcast devices, including VizRT on-air graphics solutions, Miranda mixers and Leitch video servers and routers.
The entire broadcast infrastructure is tightly integrated to AP's ENPS newsroom computer system, which delivers the news playlists to OmniBus via an MOS gateway. OmniBus' Columbus application checks the integrity of the playlist and the availability of the media, and plays it to air either in a fully automated mode, for the news wheel items, or with automation assist for live news.
OmniBus provides editing, audio control, and V/O functionality at each of 150 journalist workstations, from where journalists can search, view, and manipulate any piece of media in the system, even active feeds. The OmniBus system allows Sahara to provide multilingual services for different states across India, where some 40 different languages are spoken.
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