TSR builds new broadcast channel from Web content

Swiss TV network Télévision Suisse Romande (TSR) has launched a new, completely automated information channel that uses Miranda’s Vertigo XG graphics engine and Xmedia Suite to pull content directly from the TV network’s Web site.

TSR needed a solution for building a system that could deliver a real-time news channel based on its Web site content. It wanted to bring streaming video clips in Microsoft’s Windows Media format back to the broadcast environment, as well as control its playlist through the Web content tool.

Edited video clips are streamed to TSR’s Web content tool, which the Xmedia Suite application continually checks for updates. New clips are pulled along with XML metadata — titles, texts and time code — and integrated into a playlist. The Vertigo XG graphics engine converts the clips from the streaming Windows Media format to an SDI signal with embedded audio.

The content on the channel includes news flashes updated about 10 times a day, weather forecast maps updated three times a day and TSR’s prime-time announcements.

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