Danish Broadcasting looks to Harris for automation

The construction of the new broadcast center is one of the largest single projects undertaken by the Danish national broadcaster in the last 20 years
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Danish Broadcasting (DR) has awarded Harris with a contract to supply the H-Class broadcast presentation manager (BPM), a play-out automated end-to-end content delivery platform.

The H-Class BPM will be installed in DR's new television and radio broadcast center in Ørestad, south of Copenhagen's city center. DR is moving from multiple sites around Copenhagen to a centralized, purpose-built center. The construction of the new broadcast center is one of the largest single projects undertaken by the Danish national broadcaster in the last 20 years.

The H-Class delivery platform enables broadcasters and content providers the means to integrate disparate processes into a single, modular system that handles all content management and delivery enterprise-wide from creation to consumption.

Harris is working with German systems integrator BFE Studio und Medien Systems for design, installation and integration of a server-based, network integrated platform for play-out to support radio, Internet, broadcast and television.

Harris, Mediagenix, Dalet and Omneon will provide a fully automated, software-controlled production system, which is linked to a redundant server and play-out system.

The four-phase construction of the new broadcast center has already begun and is expected to be completed in 2006.

For more information, visit www.broadcast.harris.com.

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