Seven Network Queensland Selects Quantel for News
NEWBURY, U.K.: Australia’s Seven
Network has invested in an Enterprise sQ news production system for its
Queensland regional operation. The main system will be installed at Seven
Queensland headquarters in Maroochydore, with Quantel editors in the regional
bureaus in Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Hervey Bay, Rockhampton, Bundaberg and
Gladstone, producing localized content.
Head of Technical Services at Seven Queensland Mark Osborne, said, “With
our current system reaching the end of its life, we have taken the opportunity
to survey all the current offerings on the market to ensure that we can deliver
a fast turnaround, high quality local news service across a very large area.
The flexibility, speed and ease of use of the Quantel Enterprise sQ system made
the decision very easy.”
The sQ server at the heart of the system includes 200 hours of storage
and supports 10 sQ View and sQ Edit journalist editors and one of Quantel’s
next-generation Qube craft editors. Video and file ingest is handled by sQ
Record (Video) and sQ Load (for XDCAM) applications, with sQ Play handling
playout. The system is fully integrated with Seven Queensland’s iNews NRCS, and
archive integration is handled via Quantel Mission MAM. In addition, each
bureau is equipped with a Quantel software editor which is used to compile
local content, with finished edits fed back to Maroochydore.