OmniBus Systems has added three 24-hour news channels to its existing system at Indian commercial broadcaster Sahara TV.
The channels, which went on-air in March and April 2005, bring the total number of OmniBus-controlled 24-hour news services in Mumbai and Delhi to seven. Sahara TV uses OmniBus applications to control ingest, manage the media flow throughout the facility and coordinate the operation of a wide range of broadcast devices, including VizRT on-air graphics solutions, Miranda mixers and Leitch video servers and routers.
The entire broadcast infrastructure is tightly integrated with the Associated Press's ENPS newsroom computer system, which delivers the news playlists to OmniBus via an MOS gateway. OmniBus’ Columbus application checks the integrity of the playlist and the availability of the media and plays it to air either in a fully automated mode, for the news wheel items or with automation assist for live news.
OmniBus provides editing, audio control, and V/O functionality at each of 150 journalist workstations from which journalists can search, view and manipulate any piece of media in the system, including active feeds.
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