Sharjah Media Corporation (SMC) has increased the storage capacity of its TV channels to 6000 hours of its HD transmission capacity and about 12,000 hours of its SD transmission capacity. The revamp will enable SMC to improve the work of the news centre and provide it with the ability to connect with various events happening […]
Sharjah Media Corporation (SMC) has increased the storage capacity of its TV channels to 6000 hours of its HD transmission capacity and about 12,000 hours of its SD transmission capacity.
The revamp will enable SMC to improve the work of the news centre and provide it with the ability to connect with various events happening in the world. The project was completed within one and a half months, well ahead of its projected four-month schedule.
Dr Khaled Omar Al Medfa, Director General, SMC, said: The Corporation will continue to develop every area of its services and support its broadcast network with advanced technology. There is no doubt that this expansion of storage capacity will support the performance of a range of sections and constitute an important addition that will boost the Corporations strategy to expand and increase the number of its current channels, in its quest to open new channels in the near future.
Ayesha Al Zareef, In-Charge of Transmission Technology at SMC, said: The main aim of the new storage system is to organise the work mechanism between various departments, especially the news centre, programmes, sports channel, and digital transmission and boost their work with more advanced skills and expertise. This move has enabled us to add more new devices and technological programmes, which are already in place, after our staff and employees received intensive training on how to use and interact with them. We will continue to expand and update our broadcast operations as we reach out to a wider viewer base and provide a service that meets and exceeds the expectations of our viewers.
With the revamp, Sharjah Sports Channel will now get wider sports coverage of different sports events from a range of well-known international news agencies. It will also help save time and effort at the Censorship Division in watching various recorded materials.
A new strategy in archival film scanning, and new digital transmission devices have been already introduced, which in turn has helped improve the quality programmes.
SMC is now studying options to include more advanced technical devices, hardware, and software necessary for its different sections in line with its new storage expansion plans.