Al-Sa'aa Television launches 24-hour news service

Al-Sa'aa Television in Cairo, Egypt, has launched its new 24-hour news service using a range of Harris integrated broadcast newsroom solutions.

The installation includes multiple Harris NEXIO XS HD/SD server systems for recording and playout, NewsFlash news editors, NewsFlash Preditor desktop editors and the Inscriber G1 real-time SD broadcast graphics system.

The Harris NEXIO XS server system interfaces with the ENPS newsroom computer system (NRCS) using the MOS protocol and the NEXIO with MOS Gateway and MOS Playlist Manager, creating an integrated news production environment. Ingest and playout are connected via GigE.

A Lebanese/Egyptian-owned satellite channel, Al-Sa'aa was launched on NileSat from the Media City in Cairo in July 2007. The company's newsroom was designed, commissioned and installed by Integrated Systems in Cairo in collaboration with Harris. This facility has direct links with all local and international news agencies, including Associated Press (AP), Reuters and Agence France Presse (AFP).

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