Discovery Networks selects Marina automation from Pebble Beach Systems for the playout and content management of all its MENA channels.rn
Discovery Networks MENAs channels are now under the control of a new eight-channel fully redundant Marina system from Pebble Beach Systems. The solution is installed at Du-Samacom. The project was implemented by systems integrators Tek Signals.
Speaking about the installation, Bassem Maher, Head of Operations at Discovery Networks MENA said: Having elected to host the playout of all our MENA channels within the region, we worked closely with Du-Samacom and Tek Signals to find a solution which was capable of handling our rigorous redundancy requirements and would offer the capability of future expansion. The install features fully redundant playout and control of all our regional HD channels with Marina automation at its heart, and also comprises Harmonic Spectrum servers, Pixel Power graphics, Polistream subtitling, with transcoding handled by Telestream.
Samir Isbaih, Regional Manager for the Middle East and South Asia at Pebble, added: Together with Tek Signals, we architected a solution to meet Discoverys advanced channels needs. We integrated a dynamic automated graphics workflow, and have incorporated archiving of the transmission media to the tape library. Were proud to be entrusted with these high-profile channels, which include DKids, DMAX, DLife, Discovery Channel, TLC & Fatafeat. With its single database spanning playout and content management, and a simple user interface, Marina drives operational efficiencies and reduces the scope for on-air errors.