JTV: The New Look of Juventus TV uses ETERE27 November 2013
Juventus has launched JTV, its new television channel that features a new name and places ETERE at the core of its broadcast management
ETERE is pleased to announce that its suite of software solutions has been chosen for JTV, the new brand name of Juventus TV channel. ETERE has provided JTV with an end-to-end tapeless system to effectively manage the entire production & broadcast process through a robust media management environment and a comprehensive playout automation tightly integrated with Omneon video servers and Miranda graphics systems.
The choice of an Etere MERP approach has provided JTV with an enterprise-class integrated modular solution to acquire file-based materials, index content and insert metadata, transfer and archive media, schedule and broadcast programs. ETERE takes care of JTV's production and broadcast management in partnership with television production and broadcast service provider, 3ZERO2.
Once again, ETERE has demonstrated to be the sole solution in the market able to provide latest workflow-based technology for the creation, execution, monitoring and control of all the activities of a broadcast station while assuring the maximum flexibility, scalability and cost benefits. The features and benefits provided to JTV includes:
■ Digital tapeless ingest of media content
■ Highly customized and automated workflows
■ Integrated effective QC controls
■ Automatic generation of proxy files for browsing
■ Content indexing and metadata insertion
■ Scheduling and preview of primary and secondary events
■ Remote creation of airing schedules
■ Fully redundant playout automation
■ Hierarchical storage of online, nearline and offline content
■ Tailored planning and control of resources
■ Multi-user web interface for a complete content control
■ Web portal for the tapeless reception of file-based content
■ Tight integration for post-production systems
Spectrum's MediaPorts are integrated to provide multi-format SDI ingest and fully redundant automation playout. Advanced graphics management with extended EPG are assured by Etere STMan, simultaneously controlling a fault-tolerant system of two Miranda LGK-3901.
In a great demonstration of remote working efficiency, JTV editors located in Turin have been enabled to remotely access -via terminal server- the Etere Scheduling system on 3ZERO2 to directly manage playlists by viewing, inserting and modifying scheduled events. The ability to automatically import commercials playlist received from 3rd parties is another remarkable feature provided to JTV as it speeds up the scheduling process while ensuring on-air reliability.
Thanks to EtereWeb, local and remote users can access media content via web for real-time content search, retrieval, browsing and basic manipulation. As usual for all Etere solutions, the maximum security has been assured through the management of user rights to allow or deny access as well as specific functions such as browsing, download, copy, creation, etc. EtereWeb has facilitated the integration of NLE systems making media content accessible to editing stations while supporting full tracking of NLE and Archive transfers without requiring any additional hardware.
Content is acquired via SDI by Etere Ingest using preset layouts for a quick capture, and Etere Tapeless Reception allows file-based material to be uploaded through a secure web portal. Both ingest methods include a post-ingest workflow with QC, transcoding, long-term archiving. Spectrum's MediaPorts are integrated to provide multi-format SDI ingest and fully redundant automation playout. Advanced graphics management with extended EPG are assured by Etere STMan, simultaneously controlling a fault-tolerant system of two Miranda LGK-3901.
Etere HSM hierarchically and intelligently controls the "Deep Archive" of one StorageTek SL3000 robotic digital tape library supporting 325 slots and 3 LTO5 drives (1,5TB capacity per LTO5 cassette), one Omneon MediaGrid and several Nearline HiRes&Proxy storages. A flawless management of media transfers between storage devices is performed by Etere Data Mover, which provides a superb timing and effectiveness for file copies and custom transcoding thanks to a workflow-based approach and concurrency capabilities.
Etere Memory has been provided to allow LaEFFE to reliably comply with the legal requirements on video logging, enabling the automatic digitization on hard-disk of either the entire 24hours programming broadcast or only specific time periods. Content is recorded using a WMV compression format and automatically maintained through deletion of old files. Recorded content is browsed from network and internet computers, enabling operators to tag content to facilitate future searches and partial video retrieval.
JTV is a subscription television channel on the Sky satellite TV service (channel 231), entirely dedicated to the Italian professional football club Juventus FC offering Juventus fans exclusive interviews with players and staff, full live and vintage matches, footballing news and other themed programming. JTV allows subscribers to benefit from several live programmes, the Sunday evening analysis and panel discussion.