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Islam Channel Goes Vectorbox For Broadcast Automation

London-based operation puts Vectorbox at the core of their multi-channel playout operation.

Barcelona, Spain – October 13, 2009 – Vector 3™, a pioneer in graphics and playout solutions, announced that Islam Channel has installed 2 Vectorbox 8000 HD systems and Vector configured NAS system to manage automated, multi-channel playout and production storage of three Islam Channel signature channels; Islam Channel, Islam Channel Urdu, and Noor TV. With headquarters in Central London, Islam Channel provides alternative news, current affairs and entertainment programming from an Islamic perspective. A popular and well respected channel, Islam Channel has a global viewership with simultaneous transmission to studios in South, West, and East Africa. "Our broadcast facilities will support up to 20 channels," comments Mr Kiarash Bodouhi, Head of IT, Islam Channel. "Knowing this, we went through a rigorous qualification process to ensure the playout automation technology we installed today would support the imminent growth of our operation with the same capabilities and reliabilities. Vector3 technology scored high when it came to adapting and supporting this rapid expansion."

Islam Channel has two locations in London; a production center where all programming is created and a broadcast centre for continuity and live program playout and transmission. The broadcast Centre houses the 2 new Vectorbox 8000 HD automated playout systems and a custom Vector 3 NAS system to facilitate continuity playout of pre-recorded programs and live playout of thematic magazine format shows with fully integrated production storage.

Vectorbox 8000HD offers exceptional high definition playout performance with 24/7 reliability. Known as the all-in-one server, Vectorbox includes automation with a built-in video server and CG to offer broadcasters like Islam Channel robust solution that supports multi-channel, multi-format playout. Features like automatic upscaling and downscaling enable engineers and operators to play out in either format from a mixed HD/SD playlist. "The Vectorbox is very versatile and will perfectly support rapid growth situations like Islam Channel. It is a well proven platform when it comes to reliability and scalability. It also incorporates the latest technological advancements ensuring broadcasters are keeping pace with the technology trends," comments Roman Ceano, president and founder, Vector 3.

About Vector 3

The Vector 3 team commands over 25 years of experience in developing leading graphics and playout solutions for broadcast. Boasting an impressive client list of over 900 broadcasters worldwide, their legendary flagship solution Vectorbox is a world-renowned playout solution known for its unparalleled reliability, tremendous scalability and outstanding performance.

Since its launch in the mid 1980's, Vector has focused its research and development on the broadcast industry. Their exceptional real-time graphics and total playout solutions ensure master control room systems work in concert and with maximum flexibility. The result is a perfectly timed playout with stunning image quality and station branding.

The range of Vector solutions and applications serves stations from the small one channel station to the multi-site, multi-channel broadcaster. For more information, please visit

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