Euro1080, the first HDTV company in Europe, recently purchased an end-to-end OASYS (formerly ON-Air) automated playout solution to service a new Egyptian sports channel titled Wadi Degla Sports TV (WDS TV). The PC-based system was installed by Belgian systems integrator Diginet.
Ferry Verheul, chief technical officer of Euro1080 stated that there were a need for “an end-to-end system that would be available immediately”.
“OASYS was able to offer all the functionality we required with a very fast turnaround,” commented Verheul.
“The simplicity of the system meant that installation was very smooth, plus it is easy to manage and operate and we are able to adapt it as our requirements change,” he added.
The installation is an end-to-end OASYS solution, including file creation, file management, playout and a time delayed playout, based on 6 PCs. Diginet installed the system in Euro1080’s Belgian facility, which links to scheduling and information feeds from Egypt, and the local team can create schedules in Egypt for the Belgian playout of those schedules. Diginet also integrated the Euro1080’s existing storage system with the OASYS solution.
“The OASYS solution is simple and reliable, enabling Euro1080 to set up and operate WDS TV quickly and with minimum fuss,” said Bruno van Hileghem, Project Manager, Diginet. “We have worked with Euro1080 for several years, and are delighted that this latest project is a further success for them.”