SBS to use server-based production system for Doha Asian Games

November 17, 2006

Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS), one of Korea’s largest television broadcasters, is getting ready to cover the 2006 Doha Asian Games, an event being held in Doha, Qatar, this December that will pit 45 countries competing in 39 sporting events.

SBS will use the NEXIO XS HD/SD shared storage transmission server system from Harris. The 2006 Doha Asian Games will mark the first time SBS will use a server-based production system to broadcast a live event.

The system configuration includes six NEXIO XS servers with 36 channels — 12 for ingest and 24 for playout — and two VelocityNX HD/SD promotions craft editors. Integrated into the NEXIO SAN, VelocityNX enables editing of native HD and SD content (both 720p and 1080i) directly from the NEXIO shared storage architecture.

At the 2006 Doha Asian Games, the NEXIO XS system will be used for ingest and the recording of major clips of sports events, which will later be extracted and trimmed for sports highlights. Editors will use VelocityNX to access live recording almost immediately and begin editing highlights or trimming events into a format ready for broadcasting.

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