Fish TV nets VSNīs media asset platform
Gabriel Miramar-Garcia
| 09 November 2014
The Brazilian channel known as Fish TV has adopted VSNEXPLORER, a modular system capable of managing all the content of the channel in a full HD workflow.

The network will use the platform for media asset management (MAM) for Adobe Premiere CS6 in HD.

Fish TV is a niche channel based in Novo Hamburgo, in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul. It broadcasts content about fishing, in HD, 24 hours a day, within 20 programmes made by professionals and fans of fishing alike from all over the world.

The VSN projectproject includes an Ingest system through file transfer using 9 Adobe Premiere CS6 non-linear editors connected to 10GbE with a DELL editing storage of 32TB, 9 VSNEXPLORER content revision and cataloguing licences, a MAM based in the Spider platform, a VSNMATIC HD playout server with automation and 8TB of storage capacity dedicated to broadcasting, a VSNCG HD module for graphic generation, and a VSNARCHIVE deep archive integrated with SGL for controlling a LTO6 50 slots robotic library and 2 DELL drives.

One of the crucial parts of the project was the integration with Adobe Premiere.

“VSN has optimised the workflow between sectors, the organisation of the channel and the access to our audiovisual contents, formed by more than 200TB of content,” said Douglas Lessing, Fish TV’s technical director. “It is intuitive and easy to use; users are briefly trained to learn how to use the tools in their daily tasks. The implementation was quick, easy and transparent.”

He added, “The support we received from VSN is one of the highlights of the project, since our doubts and issues are solved in a precise and fast way, something that is crucial to our business.”

Roberto Calmon, VSNīs brand manager at the local distributor involved in the project, Video Systems, added: “VSN was able to identify the needs of our client and develop a quality project that would fit Fish TV’s budget perfectly. They took the time to explain to the channel’s employees, that were not familiar with this kind of technology, how each equipment and installation works, and the solution was implemented in a record time. The results on screen when broadcasting are highly positive.”