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Omneon Spectrum supports Sci-Fi Channel playout for CNBC Europe

CNBC Europe has deployed an Omneon Spectrum media server system for transmission of all content for NBC Universal's Sci-Fi channel. The new Omneon system, installed at CNBC Europe's London facility, plays out movies, interstitials, commercials, and programming for broadcast across the United Kingdom to the 8 million viewers on the Sky pay TV platform.

The Spectrum media server provides a scalable infrastructure for broadcast playout and storage applications. Integration of CNBC Europe's new Omneon Spectrum system with the Pebble Beach Neptune automation system has allowed the network to run the Sci-Fi Channel from a single server system.

The distributed architecture of the modular Omneon Spectrum server system provides expansion capability, giving CNBC Europe a means of scaling system components and capacity in small or large increments as the facility's playout requirements change. The server system currently has 2TB of storage and can expand to support the launch of additional channels in the future.

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