Colossus chosen for flagship SABC channels
South African Broadcasting Corp. (SABC) has installed OmniBus Systems
' Colossus to handle automation for its upgraded Johannesburg playout facility. Colossus will be used to provide transmission of the South African national broadcaster's three premium channels, SABC 1, 2 and 3, along with a spare channel for training.
The Colossus system controls Omneon servers and provides an automated workflow with cache management and G3 desktops for more flexible, component-based functionality.
According to Manny Coelho, manager of Broadcast Facilities at SABC, the installation of Colossus comes "as part of our planned program of upgrades designed to future-proof our facility."
He added: "Colossus offers highly configurable workflows and a flexible user environment that will allow us to tailor our operations as requirements change and evolve."