Leitch Technology delivers digital newsroom to Sahara TV in India

July 28, 2004

India’s Sahara TV has selected Leitch's Nexio NewsNet technology for digital newsroom expansion. This latest purchase will enhance an existing Leitch newsroom system at Sahara TV, which was installed during the station’s initial digital newsroom launch in early 2003.

The new installation will upgrade the existing Leitch server system to the Nexio server platform and include 25 servers featuring mirrored storage configuration and 38 edit seats. A core component of NewsNet, Leitch’s Nexio NewsFlash provides all editors with immediate and simultaneous access to ingested media for collaboration on news stories.

The new system also incorporates Leitch’s latest digital infrastructure technologies, including Integrator and Panacea routers, DPS-575 digital processing synchronizer, Neo Simplicity module, LogoMotion II system for branding and logo insertion, multiple SuiteView multisource display processors, and the VelocityQ nonlinear editing system to operate within the SAN storage environment. Leitch’s Nexio Pilot and CCS Navigator software will provide control and monitoring for the entire integrated system.

Launched on March 28, 2000, Sahara TV is a 24-hour free-to-air Hindi entertainment satellite channel offering programs to more than 40 million cable and satellite households in India with added reach in more than 66 countries. It has studios in Noida and Mumbai, and its own playout and earth station at Noida for direct uplinking from India.

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