OmniBus automates content management for Discovery Networks and Ascent Media Network Services

Colossus automation facilitates Discovery Communications' shift toward file-based operations
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The Colossus is scalable and accommodates increases in channel output, with tools for ingest, quality assurance, and content management.

OmniBus Systems' Colossus network-based automation and content management solution has been integrated into Ascent Media Network Services' (AMNS) innovative origination facilities in London and Singapore as well as the Discovery owned-and-operated Discovery Television and Technology Center in Sterling, VA. These three facilities provide reliable and efficient playout for Discovery Communications.

By managing transmission processes from ingest to playout, OmniBus automation plays a vital role in Discovery's initiative to make an enterprise-wide transition to file-based platforms. Whether the facilities are owned and managed by AMNS or Discovery, the common platform for content management and exchange of data is OmniBus.

A timeline-based, multichannel, multidelivery automation and control system, Colossus is scalable and accommodates increases in channel output, with tools for ingest, quality assurance, content management, workflow management, and interfacing with archive systems. The Colossus is capable of segregating content and managing multiple language files. It is integrated with an Omneon Spectrum media server system to provide language-stacking functionality that simplifies multilingual playout. As a result, operators can match video files to corresponding audio in any number of languages.

For more information, visit www.ascentmedia.com and www.omnibus.tv.

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