KYTX Taps Digital Broadcast for MC Upgrade

KYTX in Tyler Texas recently installed a Digital Broadcast MediaFire Automated Master Control system at its facility in Gainesville, Fla.

KYTX’s MediaFire system controls the stations HD and SD ingest and play-out as well as its routers for full automation control while the MediaFire Automated Schedule Record application allows operators to schedule the automated recording of satellite feeds. KYTX is owned by London Broadcasting in Dallas.

Patherfire, DG/FastChannel and the station’s traffic system are networked to the system. Syndicated programming from Pathfire is received on the Pathfire server and is automatically transferred to the MediaFire servers where it is stored and completely ready for automatic play-out. No format conversion or prepping is required. Interfaces are also included for direct transfers from DG/FastChannel. An interface to KYTX’s traffic & Billing system provides the play-out schedule as well as an accurate as-run report.

Digital Broadcast’s MediaFire system is designed so that automation is totally integrated with the system hardware; it also offers noteworthy redundancies, including RAID storage and redundant power supplies.

“Our MediaFire System provides us significant cost efficiencies while providing a high-quality on-air image,” said Moe Strout, KYTX chief engineer. “It fits very well into London Broadcasting’s forward-thinking philosophy of providing innovative digital broadcasting while maintaining strict cost controls.”