Malaysian broadcaster NTV7 has successfully gone live with an OmniBus Colossus automation system. Launched in 1998 as Malaysia's first digital terrestrial channel and now part of the Media Prima group, NTV7 shares its OmniBus automation infrastructure with Media Prima's other stations, TV3, 8TV and TV9, allowing the company to mix and match storage and share content across multiple servers, stations and users.
NTV7 opted for Colossus for its ability to scale with the growing multichannel capability of the Media Prima group. Media Prima's other channels have been long-term OmniBus operators, using Columbus automation systems, with TV3, 8TV and TV9 also basing their news automation on the same core infrastructure. With NTV7's news bulletins soon to join them, all of Malaysia's TV news programs — including those of RTM, Malaysia's state broadcaster — will be automated by OmniBus.
"We are very pleased that all of Media Prima's channels are now based on OmniBus automation and are able to share the same infrastructure with each channel maintaining distinctive operations," said Andy Stanton, OmniBus sales manager, Asia Pacific. "There are great benefits in terms of workflow and use of assets between the stations, and these will increase soon with the introduction of new automated workflow tools to facilitate scalability in the storage environment and in multi-channel operation."
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