Anhui Television selects Omneon media server

Anhui Television, a regional broadcaster in eastern China, has purchased an Omneon Spectrum media server to support its expansion to a larger number of channels. Anhui TV currently has six TV channels: a satellite channel, an economic life channel, a movie and TV channel, a sports channel, a public news channel, and a science and education channel.

The Spectrum system was purchased as part of Anhui Television's expansion to include two additional channels — making a total of eight — that went on the air this spring. Anhui is using the Spectrum system for six channels under the direction of Dayang automation. While content initially will be ingested directly into the Spectrum playout system, future plans call for a Dayang editing system to generate MXF-formatted content for transfer to the Spectrum system for playout. The Spectrum system's ability to play out the MXF files will provide Anhui with a simplified and streamlined file-based workflow.

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