SeaChange Upgrades Hispanic System to HD

The Hispanic Information & Telecommunications Network (HITN) has commissioned a new master control center built around SeaChange storage and servers for SD and HD play-out and production.

SeaChange said its Broadcast MediaLibrary/MediaClient (BML/MCL) platform is now operating at HITN’s master control center, located in the Brooklyn Navy Yard in N.Y. Already a SeaChange customer, HITN has repurposed its existing system for production applications as the new architecture begins to meet its HD play-to-air and production requirements.

“The BML/MCL is compatible with our original system, which made the transition particularly seamless,” said Javier Casilimas, HITN chief engineer. “In addition, we are able to continue using the other system in a production capacity.”

SeaChange said its BML/MCL architecture comprises several capabilities, including Broadcast MediaLibrary servers for “fault-resilient storage” of any type of media file. It also has flexible SeaChange MediaClient codecs that are widely compatible with any device in a broadcast operation’s workflow and any video output, from SD and HD play-to-air to broadband streams.