Kuwait-based channel, Alyoum TV, has selected VSN to help it deploy a tapeless broadcast system. The system includes solutions for news production, playout automation, graphics, compliance recording, ingest and content management.
The installation includes a news production system, VSNNEWS, with fifteen news writing stations, three non-linear editing (NLE) cabins and a VSNPROMPTER teleprompter.
The VSNAUTOREC solution is used for ingesting contents. Master control playout and automation are all managed with the VSNMATIC playout and multiformat server, which is now integrated with the titling system, VSNCG.
A compliance recording system, VSNLEGALREC, is also included in the installation. The channel, which is betting high on branding, utilises advanced graphics thanks to the VSNCG+ solution, which offers a much more powerful user interface in version 5.0, including search filters, the ability to undo changes without limits, and floating windows allocation. The channel manages their contents with the multiplatform solution VSNSHARER, included in the brand new VSN Spider architecture.
With an initial staff of a hundred people, the channel focuses on news production, mainly broadcasting local news and general information on Kuwait. Alyoum TV produces four daily newscasts, along with debate and talk shows.
According to a statement, the VSN products were selected by the channel’s technical management because of, ‘their excellent quality/cost ratio, their ability to offer a complete and integrated system and the Arabic support of their graphics tools’.
VSN won the tender in collaboration with its partner, Motion Media. Alyoum TV, which has plans to continue to grow, may acquire a complete archive system, VSNARCHIVE, in a second stage of the installation.