Malaysia’s Media Prima TV Networks (Media Prima) has selected Pebble Beach Systems to supply a Marina enterprise automation solution and Dolphin integrated channel devices its four free-to-air television channels.
The system, which is due to be commissioned during 2015, is being supplied via Malaysian systems integrator Tiara Vision Sdn Bhd. It will control the playout of four redundant channels, with Pebble Beach Systems’ Dolphin integrated channel devices delivering video playout, graphics and subtitles for Media Prima’s TV3, TV9, 8TV and ntv7 channels.
Ng Tze Ming, regional sales manager for Asia at Pebble Beach, said: “Media Prima’s bouquet of channels enjoys very high viewing figures, with TV3 the most watched television station in Malaysia. It was therefore essential that the solution they selected to replace the legacy automation infrastructure should offer comprehensive redundancy options.
"The system which we are installing uses mirrored playlists, creating a main and backup program output which can be switched between in case of on air problems. This will provide redundancy for the all of Dolphin’s functionality including video playout, graphics and subtitles.”
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The Marina and Dolphin solution will initially be used as a backup for the main channels TV3, TV9, 8TV and ntv7, before being commissioned as the main playout system in the coming months. It includes 14 clients, 5 of which will be for playout and nine for scheduling.
Multiple user access rights can be configured according to different operator privileges, giving users the ability to view and edit playlists, to view media on Dolphin servers, or to access the Marina configuration, depending their level of authorisation.
The system will interface to a Dalet MAM system and an IBS traffic system, with Dolphin providing simple Flash graphics and more complex graphics provided by Vizrt devices.
Tze Ming added: “This playout technology refresh enables Media Prima to leverage the flexible workflows, simple user interface and exceptional support which Pebble Beach Systems offers. We look forward to working with this prestigious broadcaster to take the system to air, and to a successful working relationship in the coming years.”