Sri Lanka's Derana streamlines workflow with Quantel

DetailsRebecca Hawkes | 01 April 2015

Sri Lankan free-to-air (FTA) broadcaster Derana has upgraded its news and sports production capability with the purchase of a Quantel Enterprise sQ.

The Colombo-based network's Quantel system comprises 300 hours of storage with file ingest handled by sQ Load. Journalists for the two 24-hour Sinhalese-language channels, TV Derana and Adaderana, can review and select shots via five sQ Cut workstations. Craft editing is provided by five sQ Edit desktop editors and two high-end Qube editors, with playout supported by Quantel's sQ Play application.

"The transition to Quantel Enterprise sQ has been very smooth and we are very happy with the system, especially with the fantastic support we have received from Quantel's training and installation teams," said Madhawa Madawala, executive director and COO, Derana.

"Enterprise sQ gives our editors a simple to use and consistent user interface; after just a few days training on the new system, our editors were already up to speed and creating news packages ready for air."

Tim Thorsteinson, CEO, Quantel and Snell, added: "Enterprise sQ is the perfect system choice for Derana TV, providing the team with the fastest and most efficient broadcast workflow in the industry".