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01.14.2010
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Bitcentral updates newsroom workflow for Alhurra Television

Bitcentral, a provider of news production, archiving and distribution solutions to television stations, has announced the installation of its Oasis and Precis systems at Alhurra, an Arabic-language satellite TV network based in Springfield, VA.

With the installation of Oasis in Springfield, to be used by the network’s news bureau in Dubai, UAE, Alhurra now has the advantages of a wide area media asset management system that allows its users to manage large volumes of media such as video, graphics, audio and text from one source. Alhurra is broadcast on the Nilesat and Arabsat satellites in the Middle East and the Hotbird satellite system in Europe.

Once media is registered within Oasis, an approved journalist may edit media using any one of the common desktop nonlinear editing systems. With extensive categorization and rights management available, Alhurra’s producers can organize stories quickly and easily for distribution on a global scale.

In addition to Oasis, Bitcentral also supplied Alhurra with Precis, which streamlines the process of going to air and playout of video. This end-to-end, scaleable workflow solution allows Alhurra to produce content for multiple platforms while reducing costs. Overall, both systems will help provide the creation of content that journalists around the world can access for distribution across various formats (play-to-air, 24/7 online news and mobile devices).



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