Groupo Televisa Equips With Omneon MediaGrid and Spectrum Products
June 15, 2007
Grupo Televisa S.A. will soon be using Omneon Video Networks video server technology in daily operations at the company’s television operations in Mexico City.
The broadcaster is installing an Omneon MediaGrid active storage system and five Omneon Spectrum media servers in its Chapultepec and Santa Fe facilities. The complete system is scheduled to be fully operational before the end of June.
“Our overall corporate vision is to implement a tapeless workflow and media asset management system across all of our facilities,” said Jorge Cosio Coronado, technical manager for Televisa Canales, the broadcast technology center located in the Chapultepec facility. “With format independence as well as its scalability and reliability, the MediaGrid and Spectrum systems give us a solid infrastructure on which to execute this strategy.”
The Chapultepec Televisa facility produces news and other programming and transmits three major network feeds, as well as a local channel. The Santa Fe facility is used for production of reality and other types of television programming, as well as for a commercial ingest point.
As part of the installation, Televisa will be migrating more than 10,000 files to the Omneon system from legacy servers.