The upgrade incorporated a complete technology refresh for the broadcaster, who elected to move away from the legacy single vendor solution it had originally deployed in 2011.
Pebble Beach Systems has deployed its Marina automation solution at the new playout infrastructure for Al Rayyan TV, a part of the Al Rayyan Media and Marketing Company in Qatar.
Al Rayyan TVs upgrade incorporated a complete technology refresh for the broadcaster, who elected to move away from the legacy single vendor solution they had originally launched with in 2011.
Speaking about the upgrade, Mohamad Naim Al Said, Engineering Department Director at Al Rayyan, said: We are very pleased with the Marina solution, specifically its stability, redundancy and ease of operation. The migration went extremely smoothly, thanks to the friendly and supportive Pebble team. We are proud that, with assistance from all parties, we succeeded in relocating the system and launching the channels within a very short timescale.
The new system, which offers full redundancy with no single point of failure – went on air at the end of 2018. Pebbles Marina automation handles the playout of three channels and controls channel technology including Harmonic servers and Avid graphics. It also interfaces to a Dalet Media Asset Management system and BTS traffic.
The decision to adopt a Pebble solution followed a detailed proof of concept exercise, which involved extensive evaluation by Al Rayyans operational and engineering staff. System integrator for the project was Salam Media Cast, who managed the migration and integration of all products involved.
Samir Isbaih, Pebbles VP of Sales for the Middle East & APAC, added: Al Rayyan went through a thorough evaluation of the possible technologies and we are delighted that they chose to partner with Pebble for the playout solution. Our Marina automation emerged from the selection process as the best technical solution for their needs, and we look forward to continuing to work with Al Rayyan as their operations evolve and grow.