Mdia-alliance, intigral, Astro, Saudi Telecom Company, Vijaya Cherian, BroadcastPro Middle East
Media-Alliance has completed a station upgrade for Dubai-based broadcaster Intigral, a Saudi Telecom-Astro Malaysia joint venture broadcasting more than 200 international chan-nels as well as VoD services.
Intigral’s setup had been aimed at supporting around 50 chan-nels, but needed to upgrade to support more 200 channels in addition to VoD. Its goal was to achieve automated processes, including ingest, online and offl ine censorship and auto editing, while improving search and catalogue facilities, auto subtitling and repurposing the same contents to different platforms.
A live censorship system was created based on a client/ server application scalable from a few channels up to hundreds. At the core of the system is the Avio video server, offering instant replay and live editing capabil-ity, as well as allowing editors to cut, edit and replay while still recording. The client application, Catone, also includes the Onda fl exible scheduling system as well as automated ad insertion.
As well as 25 Avio video servers supporting up to 50 channels in both SD/HD, Intigral has 50 operators running Catone for live censorship, Avio video servers and the Viva ingest system for the ingest area, and both DiskArchive Alto-100 and MediaXplorer Media Asset Management (MAM) sys-tems for archiving, production and offl ine censorship. The upgrade was carried out by Dubai-based systems integrator Glocom.