France Télévisions, the official public national broadcast network of France, has selected ToolsOnAir's Broadcast Suite of workflow applications for its France 3's 24 regional outlets.
AV2P, a distributor of ToolsOnAir products in France, was chosen for the project of modernizing the broadcaster's ingest and production workflows. AV2P will work with France 3 to upgrade the network's systems to run the Apple OS X-based systems.
According to France Télévisions' lead project manager, Jean-Christophe Auclerc, the broadcaster needed a solution that would provide user autonomy and still allow for deep integration with its existing networking and production infrastructure.
ToolsOnAir's just:in and just:live will enable France Télévisions to use a single machine for ingest and native MXF playback. The combination offers a complete set of standard codecs as well as an adaptation of the MXF XDCAM codec, which is needed for the broadcaster’s workflow.