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Dunya TV News and Entertainment Channels Automate
1/13/2009

Dunya TV in Lahore, Pakistan, has selected Pebble Beach Systems to provide an automation solution as part of a new facility broadcasting two channels; Dunya Entertainment and Dunya News.

The selected Pebble Beach Neptune system will provide integration between a wide range of devices, allowing Dunya to adopt the workflows required for ingest, archive, browse review and editing and playout. Content is ingested from VTRs and live feeds, with simultaneous ingest to IPV Spectraview encoders to create browse clips. These browse clips can be viewed on Pebble Beach's cuts only editing application, Razorfish for review and quality control purposes, with files sent to Final Cut Pro editors for more complex editing.

An Omneon Media Grid is used for content archive, with Pebble Beach's Anchor Media Manager handling all media transfer of ingested, edited, quality controlled and archived files throughout the system. Neptune also supports a comprehensive news workflow through integration to an Apple Xsan server, used as a collaborative editing environment for 10+ final cut pro editors, and an ENPS newsroom via MOS interface.

Dunya TV was granted a broadcast license in 2007 by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regularity Authority (PEMRA) as part of an initiative to encourage greater media access to the public without the need for access to a cable operator. It is the responsibility of the PEMRA to facilitate and regulate the establishment and operation of all broadcast media and distribution services in Pakistan.

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