In Broadcast - October 2013 - 6
WWW.INBROADCAST.COM | ISSUE 24 - OCTOBER 2013
Pebble Beach Systems Marina
Wins Brazilian TV Globo Deal
ebble Beach Systems has won
a major contract to deliver its
Marina automation to Brazil’s TV
Globo network, one of the largest
commercial networks worldwide.
The Marina system, which is
due to go on air during 2014,
replaces the current in-house
solution for TV Globo’s three main
national channels: Rede HD, Rio
HD and Fuso HD.
A prerequisite for the broadcaster,
which serves exceptionally large
audiences, was that the playout
automation should offer highly
robust operation and have no single
point of failure.
Marina will be confi gured with
full Air Protect functionality, and
fully redundant controllers for main
and backup Omneon and Grass
The entire system is synchronised
with a complete backup system
Marina will be supplied with a bespoke dynamic interface for TV Globo
for maximum system resiliency,
availability and serviceability.
Paulo Santos, Director of TV
Globo’s Engineering for Playouts
Division, said: “We were very
impressed by the richness of
Marina’s feature set during our proof
of concept process. This, coupled
with its redundancy strategies,
made Marina a very attractive
solution for us.”
Marina will be supplied with a
bespoke dynamic interface to TV
Globo’s own traffi c system, together
with a MAM interface.
The system also encompasses
ingest across multiple locations, a
sophisticated QC workfl ow, and
control of multiple best of breed
devices including Miranda switchers,
Harris and Grass Valley routers,
Miranda graphics, and Digicart VTRs.
Qatar-Based Al Kass Selects Avid Systems
vid has announced that Qatarbased
Al Kass will power its
new state-of-the-art headquarters
with a complete end-to-end Avid
This selection represents Al Kass’
The upgrade includes ten Avid ISIS
7000 32TB shared storage solutions
Building upon its current Avidbased
news creation and asset
management systems, Al Kass will
now be able to quickly and effi ciently
create, access, and distribute
compelling sports content to its
growing international customer base.
Samer Younes, Technical Advisor
at Al Kass, said: “Avid is proven and
trusted in sports video production,
and our additional investment will
give us considerable operational
“In addition, Avid’s openness to
third-party applications means
we don’t have to worry about
handling multiple fi le formats. We
can concentrate on what we’re best
at – delivering compelling content
NOR: Nevion debuted the
TNS4200, a high density, fl exible
media monitoring platform at IBC.
The media monitoring probe
the TNS4200 is flexible
and can be custom configured.
Designed for video-centric network
monitoring, it features an intuitive,
easy-to-use web-based UI.
provides continuous monitoring
of up to several hundred
transport streams, enabling fast
fault detection and diagnostics.
With numerous ASI and IP
inputs within its compact 1RU
FRA: TeamCast has announced
its Green4CAST product range
dedicated to DVB-T2 networks.
An OEM digital modulator, the
Green4CAST incorporates state-ofthe-art
Digital Adaptive Precorrection
algorithm designed by TeamCast,
Green Adaptive Processing.
It integrates all the mechanisms
required to feed transmitter sites with
ASI and/or IP streams supporting
MFN System A, SFN System B,
SISO/MISO, Multi-PLP layered
modulation and hybrid T2-Base &
T2-Lite simultaneous transmission.
to audiences both in Qatar and to
The new investment comprises
ten Avid ISIS 7000 32TB units –
including the upgrade of
existing ISIS systems; one Avid ISIS
2000 solution; eight Avid AirSpeed
5000 DNxHD 120 ingest servers;
licenses of Avid Interplay Central
for remote working; licenses of Avid
Media Composer 7; a System 5-MC
24-fader mixing control surface and
an Avid Pro Tools |HDX audio mixing
and editing system.
Al Kass say that the upgrades will
speed the delivery of the local sports
content it captures from Qatar and
the Gulf region to broadcasters
around the globe.
NED: At IBC, Sony announced its
fi rst SSD and HDD portable storage
range for professional users.
The PSZ-SA25 SSD drive,
PSZ-HA50 and PSZ-HA1T HDD
drives are capable of transferring
content up to 400MB per
second for SSD and 120MB per
second for HDD via USB 3.0.
The drives are compliant with the
MIL-STD-810G, the IP5X and the
IPX4 standards. The drives come
with a three-year warranty.
The flexibility to adapt.
With GV-eLicenses, you can adapt your
camera’s capabilities for a week, a month,
or a lifetime… Your choice.