The Weather Channel Buys SeaChange IP-based Workflow Gear

By November, The Weather Channel (TWC) will have the SeaChange IP-based MediaClient architecture deployed as part of its newsroom workflow. TWC selected the MediaLibrary 240004e and several SeaChange codecs at IBC2004.

SeaChange will provide TWC with its BML 24000e Common Internet File System (CIFS) server that offers centralized access of stored content. The Broadcast Media Library (BML) provides storage that is format agnostic.

The MediaClient architecture combines real-time, broadcast-quality I/O and MPEG-2 and DV coding with CIFS storage access of gigabit IP networks.

"With SeaChange's IP-based centralized storage, our team of editors and producers will be able to collaborate more effective than ever before," said Ross Kalber, engineering vice president for The Weather Channel.