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BT Sport adopts DPP with AmberFin

September 23, 2013

AmberFin, a developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and quality control solutions for content owners, has announced that UK-based broadcast facility provider, Timeline Television, has integrated the AmberFin iCR software platform within a bespoke production centre to support BT Sport, the new UK sports broadcaster.

AmberFin iCR is providing high-speed file playback and transcoding resources as well as comprehensive standards conversion capabilities within the file-based production and playout facility. Also, the addition of AmberFin’s Unified Quality Control system running Digimetric’s Aurora QC system as a seamless component within iCR ensures high media file quality and rapid turnaround of material within the workflow. As part of the system delivery, Timeline TV is utilising AmberFin’s Digital Production Partnership (DPP) compliant file format support for content delivery to UK broadcasters.

BT has chosen the former International Broadcast Centre at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park as the home of its new BT Sport channels. Timeline Television has refitted part of the building to house three TV studios, a control centre, 20 edit suites and an audience holding area. Designed, installed and operated by Timeline Television, the new Olympic Park studios is a production hub for all the sports content that BT will offer and some programmes will be hosted from the studios.

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