Russia Today launches news broadcasts with Omneon server

Omneon Video Networks has announced that Russia Today, Russia's first 24-hour English-language news channel, is using two Omneon Spectrum media server systems for ingest and playout.

Russia Today launched a tapeless broadcast infrastructure last December, following a rapid design and installation process completed by Okno-TV, a Moscow-based systems integrator specializing in building large television and radio companies in Russia and CIS countries.

Russia Today's broadcasts offer viewers across the globe Russian viewpoints on world and domestic events.

The first of the Spectrum server systems operates under the control of DaletPlus News Suite and is used for data ingest and playout within an end-to-end newsroom production and playout workflow. Tight integration of the Spectrum server technology and Vizrt graphics systems enables on-air control and branding capability.

A second Spectrum server system working under Harris automation is used to support creation and playout of broadcast content consisting of live studio feeds, recorded video content and documentary repeats stored on the server.

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