Nine Network Australia Goes Live with New National Playout Centre Featuring Harris Corporation Integrated Broadcast Solution
(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) MELBOURNE, Fla., April 15 -- Harris issued the following news release:
Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has delivered a multichannel broadcast content playout solution for the National Playout Centre (NPC) for Nine Network Australia -- the broadcaster more commonly known as Channel Nine. The new end-to-end, file-based, high-definition (HD) operation simplifies operations by centralizing playout for all of Channel Nine's markets within a single, highly efficient and modern broadcast facility.
Based in Sydney, the new NPC incorporates broadcast content for 18 channels across Australia. The installation represents the last phase of a multi-million dollar refurbishment program across several facilities to implement an integrated, file-based news production and playout solution from Harris. This includes an existing Harris(R) NewsForce(TM) HD news production system across four Channel Nine news origination centers in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Brisbane.
The NPC project encompasses a range of Harris broadcast infrastructure and workflow technologies for content management and playout. The Harris workflow solution encompasses NEXIO AMP(R) servers and Invenio(R) digital asset management software to simplify content ingest, storage and playout; and D-Series(TM) automation to control the entire playout operation.
The Harris infrastructure solution features a Harris(R) Platinum(TM) integrated router to consolidate video and audio processing within the frame, including Harris(R) HView(TM) multiviewers -- minimizing space requirements, cabling and energy usage. Harris Videotek(R) test and measurement devices ensure signal integrity for superior on-air quality.
"The National Playout Centre is the culmination of an extensive project that streamlines technical operations and reduces costs across several facilities for Channel Nine, providing an intelligent and efficient network-wide operation," said Harris Morris, president, Harris Broadcast Communications. "Our local teams worked diligently with Nine Network Australia to executive their vision, building a comprehensive, integrated broadcast solution that meets the needs of the modern enterprise-level broadcast playout facility."
In broadcast communications, Harris offers products, systems and services that provide interoperable workflow solutions for broadcast, cable, satellite and out-of-home networks. The Harris ONE(TM) solution brings together highly integrated and cost-effective products that enable advanced media workflows for emerging content delivery business models.
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