Harmonic, the leader in video delivery infrastructure, have announced that Antenna Cyprus has upgraded its channel playout infrastructure with the installation of a Spectrum media server system at its Nicosia, Cyprus, broadcast facility. Supporting file-based operations while ensuring reliable and scalable playout, the Harmonic solution has allowed Antenna Cyprus to realize greater efficiency, from ingest to editing to archive, and to lay the foundation for a smooth migration to HD playout.
“We chose to upgrade to the Spectrum media server system because of its excellent reputation, as well as its robust capabilities and simple scalability,” saysMichael Dallas, technical director at Antenna Cyprus. “The server system enables us to accept and work with a variety of file types, which is increasingly important as more and more content — from commercials to sports coverage — is being delivered to our facilities via file transfer. The ease with which we can move files around our facility has brought real time savings to our operations. As we look toward HD playout and the launch of additional channels, we’re confident the Harmonic system will best support fast and cost-effective expansion.”