The automation, content management and integrated channel specialist Pebble Beach Systems has announced a number of contracts in the Asia Pacific, and the appointment of Ng Tze Ming as regional sales manager to help further grow the company’s business in that region.
Ng Tze Ming has been involved in the broadcast industry for many years, having started his career as a post-production and audio engineer with Cuevision in the late 90s. He was worked with vendors including Blackmagic Design, Autodesk, Adobe, Editshare, Telestream, Quantum and Dolby. Ming is based in Singapore, along with the Pebble Beach Systems’ Asia Pacific Support office.
“Ming’s appointment reinforces our commitment to this important market, enabling us to better support our customers and network of resellers,” says sales director Tom Gittins. “We have seen a marked increase in activity in the Asia Pacific region over the past months, with significant contracts coming in from broadcasters in Malaysia, Thailand and Taiwan, and Ming will interface closely with our regional pre and post-sales support personnel as activities increase.”
The company announces that a major Kuala Lumpur-based broadcaster has elected to install Marina automation controlling Pebble Beach Systems’ Dolphin integrated channel technology to deliver 4 on air channels with integrated graphics and subtitling. The system is due for completion in the second quarter of 2015.
Furthermore, one of Thailand’s major Pay TV operators, CTH in Bangkok, has installed a Marina automation solution controlling Harmonic servers for its sports channels, and a Marina Lite system is currently being installed at new broadcaster Thairath TV.
In Taiwan, nationwide cable TV network CTi TV is currently expanding its Marina automation system, which controls Grass Valley K2 servers, adding new HD channels as Phase 2 of the project gets underway.
Pebble Beach Systems will be exhibiting its Marine automation systems at CABSAT 2015 this year in Dubai.