Omneon Video Networks today announced that Singapore’s MediaCorp has deployed an Omneon Spectrum HD server system to support playout of its trial channel, MediaCorp HDTV, via a terrestrial network covering the entire city-state.
The Omneon server system, supplied by systems integrator Ascent Media Network Services, is providing MediaCorp with a reliable, flexible and scalable platform for its first HD trial television broadcast service, which was launched on Sept. 1.
MediaCorp is conducting an HD trial to deliver HD services via a terrestrial network in Southeast Asia. The Omneon Spectrum HD server system in use at MediaCorp is a mirrored system that supports six channels. HD content for MediaCorp HDTV, which focuses mainly on documentary and entertainment programming, is being ingested from a tape machine via a Snell & Wilcox Memphis HD encoder. The 50Mb/s HD MPEG content is stored on the server system with a QuickTime wrapper. Harris D-Series automation controls the Omneon server system.