Angel TV quadruples outputs with Harris Broadcast
INDIA: Angel TV, a Christian broadcast service based in Chennai, has recently implemented a channel playout solution from Harris Broadcast. The solution allows Angel TV to quadruple its channel offerings with half the rack space.
‘We wanted to reach a wider audience, yet we required a solution that not only fit our resources today but was also scalable for the future,’ explained Sundar Selvaraj, CMD of Angel TV. ‘We analysed many potential solutions, and it was clear that Versio was the right choice for us. It has an excellent user interface, which is already familiar to us in our ADC channel installations, and we know from our experience with Harris Broadcast that we can expect high reliability and excellent service.’
Angel TV was an existing user of Harris Broadcast playout technology, including ADC automation and Nexio servers, for its two-channel service. It wanted to better serve viewers in Singapore, the Middle East, Europe and Russia using eight dedicated channels, but space constraints in its playout centre made this impossible with traditional technology.
Versio has allowed Angel TV to grow from delivering two channels to eight, while halving the required space for equipment. To enable processing and compression for distribution of their content, the various channel outputs are encoded and delivered using the Selenio media convergence platform.
‘We worked diligently with our partner Primetech to win this contract, and were pleased that our strong relationship with Angel TV, our advanced technology and our remarkable support in India were the deciding factors,’ said Joe Khodeir, senior vice president for Asia at Harris Broadcast. ‘The combination of our Versio integrated playout with proven Harris Broadcast networking technology creates an ideal solution for the growing broadcaster who needs to balance cost and space.’