La Télé chooses Harmonic playout solution

Harmonic, a specialist in video delivery technology and services, has announced that La Télé, a broadcast news channel based in Switzerland, has deployed a live and scheduled playout solution that leverages the power of Harmonic’s Spectrum X media server and Polaris Play automation to control scheduled playout operations and Aveco automation for live news coverage. Featuring powerful playout, news production and channel-in-a-box (CiaB) capabilities, the solution increases workflow efficiency and reliability for the delivery of high-quality live and recorded HD video

“Recently, we decided to upgrade our playout workflow. Having a powerful media server at the heart of our operations was a top priority,” said Francois Vittoz, technical director at La Télé. “Harmonic offers the most critical component for any playout system — rock-solid reliability, along with extensive deployment experience and a stellar reputation in powering leading news channels. The Spectrum X media server simplifies our workflow, saving us money and allowing us to deliver higher quality branded programming to consumers.”

La Télé is using Harmonic’s Spectrum X media server and Polaris Play automation system integrated with a Chyro™ traffic system and IMC Technologies Incite MAM software to ensure uninterrupted execution of the playlist and optimal playout of local news and events, including playlists, on-air graphics and subtitles.

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