The solutions were chosen as part of the state broadcaster’s plans to futureproof its broadcast operations
Qatar TV has chosen Pebble to deliver a bespoke automation, playout and management solution as part of its plans to upgrade their system and future proof their broadcast operations.
Qatar TV is a long-standing customer of Pebble having deployed its Neptune automation software in 2013. In a bid to drive efficiencies in their linear playout and improve the control of their mission-critical operations, Qatar TV commissioned a complete installation of the newer Pebble Automation solution. It ran this in parallel with Neptune before successfully making the full transition to Pebble Automation.
As part of its systems refresh, Qatar TV’s primary objective was to leverage the functionality that Pebble Automation offers, reducing repetitive tasks and adding increased flexibility. Qatar TV was also on the lookout for a cost-effective solution that would allow it to effectively streamline its workflows.
Commenting on the new upgrade, Ali Elsakka, Head of Engineering at Qatar TV, said: “We have had the pleasure to work with Pebble for a number of years now and upgrading to Pebble Automation was the next step in improving our broadcast workflows and operational efficiency. Pebble offered a simple migration path, with the reassurance of a seamless transition from Neptune to the powerful capabilities of Pebble Automation. We’re delighted with the success of the project and excellent continued support from all the teams involved at Pebble and look forward to continuing to work with them for many years to come.”
Pebble maintains a strong presence in the Middle East, with their solutions controlling more than 400 channels across 17 countries at around 70 sites in the region.
Samir Isbaih, VP of Sales at Pebble added: “Pebble has, yet again, delivered a successful migration to Pebble Automation for another broadcaster in the Middle East. Qatar is a key market for us in the region and having successfully taken Qatar TV to air has been hugely rewarding. We look forward to building on the success we are having in the Middle East as we continue to invest in resources and R&D and delivering solutions to meet the ever-changing needs of broadcasters.”