Asset management expansion enables Oman TV Live launch
| 24 November 2014
Media asset management technology solutions specialist Tedial has delivered an extension of its MAM facility at Oman TV to drive the launch of a new live channel.

OManTVOman TV is the national broadcaster in the Sultanate and currently broadcasts three HD channels including: Oman TV General, Oman TV Sport and now Oman TV Live which has been enabled by the technology expansion at its broadcaster's HD digital studio facility, in particular the addition of increased storage and MAM client licences.

The new contract also includes a 12-month service level agreement with an upgrade to the latest version of the Tarsys MAM system and as a result Tedial says that that the expansion increases the speed at which content ingested into the Avid production workflow can be broadcast, and that productivity and efficiency have been improved 'significantly'.

With its technology, Tedial added that operators could select content that hadn't previously been archived for fast-turnaround playout. The archive process includes: editing, compliance-censorship, automatic QC, segmentation, subtitling, validation and archiving. Operators can decide if content needs go through the validation process or if it can be bypassed via the shortcut workflow for immediate playout.

"The Oman TV HD digital facility is cutting-edge and provides a reference for broadcasters across the world," explained Tedial vice president sales & marketing Esther Mesas. "With our office in MEA we are perfectly placed to assist customers like Oman TV with a hands-on approach. By working closely with the team at Oman TV we have further simplified and automated business processes without compromising reliability and functionality. The new shortcut workflow is a key example of this as it allows operators even greater control regarding the speed at which content is broadcast."