06.03.2005 08:00 AM
Miami Viacom stations consolidate digital operation


Viacom has installed a PESA Cheetah digital routing switcher at its WFOR-TV station in Miami to facilitate SD and HD broadcasting and simplify integrated production and playout for five stations.

WFOR-TV (CBS) in Miami, FL, has installed a new PESA Cheetah digital routing switcher to facilitate SD and HD broadcasting and simplify integrated production and playout workflows for WFOR-TV and four other Viacom-owned stations, WBFS-TV (UPN) in Miami and WTVX-TV (TVX), WTCN-CA, and WWHB-CA in West Palm Beach, from a single facility.

Viacom's Miami duopoly, which includes WFOR-TV and WBFS-TV, was formed in 2001 and has been operating from the WFOR-TV facility for the past four years. That year operations for WTVX-TV also were brought into the facility, allowing station engineers to consolidate production and playout tasks in a digital broadcast environment with HDTV capability. Expansion has continued this year with the integration of WTCN-CA and WWHB-CA into the Miami broadcast facility.

The Cheetah router installed at the CBS station is a hybrid SD/HD system in a 512x512 frame featuring 256x192 SD and 128x128 HD/SD multirate modules. It is controlled via PESA's 3500PRO series system controller, which provides a Windows-based user interface to the company's routing switcher control products.

For more information, visit www.pesa.com.

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