India's Malayala Manorama uses Omneon Spectrum

Omneon Video Networks has announced that Malayala Manorama, a publishing house based in Kottayam, India, is launching a 24-hour news channel with its Spectrum server system at the core of its broadcast operations.

The 16-channel Spectrum system will provide shared storage that supports the full workflow of ingest, production, and playout, for Malayala Manorama's first TV channel.

In making this move into the broadcast market, Malayala Manorama is working with systems integrator Shaf Broadcast to create a scalable news playout solution for the company's new broadcast facility in Aroor.

At Malayala Manorama, the Spectrum will be integrated with Final Cut Pro systems to allow edit-in-place capability on full-resolution media. Journalists can also work with low-resolution or “browse” versions of media through their browse editor. Material can be conformed on the server system and, when complete, played out in the rolling wheel format typical of continuous news stations.

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