10.06.2006 08:00 AM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Ascent Media supports launch of ReelzChannel movie network

ReelzChannel, a cable and satellite network that touts that it is “dedicated to everything movies, 24/7,” is getting together its services and support of its operations in the wake of its launch Sept. 27.

The ReelzChannel launch will be supported by Ascent Media Network Services (AMNS) and will be delivered via AMNS’ new cable platform on Galaxy 15.

The AMNS content distribution facility in Burbank, CA, will provide comprehensive origination and playback services using redundant servers and an archive management system. Programming and interstitial material will be transferred as files from ReelzChannel’s Los Angeles facility via a dedicated DS-3 circuit, which also has live video capabilities for breaking news stories.

AMNS’s Systems & Technology Services group is helping to design and integrate ReelzChannel’s new Los Angeles studio, as well as the associated production and audio control rooms. The facility will produce programming that is both “live-to-server” and “live-to-air.”

Ascent Media’s national field service organization will install, troubleshoot and maintain IRDs and edge servers at each headend, enabling localized information in the form of graphics, text, audio and video to be aggregated, stored and played out from each affiliated cable system and satellite provider.

For more information, visit www.ascentmedia.com.

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