Splash Media Upgrades With Sundance Digital

Splash Media LP has selected Sundance Digital's FastBreak NXT Automation to drive its new Success Training Network. The new network will feature motivational content--including speakers to inspire personal success in finance, marriage, business and health--to the desktop as well as to Dish Network viewers.

Addison, Texas-based Splash said it made its decision based on its previous successful experience with the system. In June 2005, it installed Sundance Digital's FastBreak NXT to launch its Traders' Television Network (TTV). TTV offers news and information to stock market enthusiasts through a subscription-based IPTV and Dish Network satellite feeds.

Splash Media chose a Sundance Digital configuration that incorporates the company's News Recorder software. The option allows both networks to repurpose their live daytime programming for unattended, overnight, server-based playback and, if needed, different commercial spots between program segments. News Recorder also creates full-resolution clips used for post-production work.

"Sundance is literally the lifeblood of our network operations," said Rodney Murray, vice president of technology and engineering for Splash Media. "Our advanced production technology and FastBreak Automation allows us to operate flawlessly with about one-third of the staff that would be needed for a typical news operation of this type."

FastBreak drives a Miranda PresStation master control switcher, Vertigo CG graphics configuration, a Grass Valley Profile XP video server system, and a Ross Synergy 2 production switcher.