India's Times Group builds end-to-end tapeless workflow on Omneon platform

The Times Group of India is using Omneon’s media storage and processing platform at the heart of the renovation and expansion of its Mumbai facility. This facility supports the post production and broadcast of the 24-hour glamour and lifestyle channel, ZOOM, and playout of the 24-hour English news channel, Times Now, and its sister channel, ET Now.

ZOOM is using MediaGrid central storage and Spectrum media servers for ingest and playout of SD channels. One Spectrum system ingests DV25 content from a variety of sources and transfers it to the MediaGrid system. The MediaGrid supports simultaneous, shared edit-in-place with the facility’s Final Cut Pro workstations and enables processing functions, such as transcoding, to be performed on clips residing in storage.