PBC chooses Etere to manage its complex broadcast operations13 August 2015
Leading media network in Palestine to use Etere for absolute reliability and zero downtime for its suite of channels
Etere is pleased to announce today that it has been chosen to provide the media management system for PBC (Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation). This is the first Etere system to be used by PBC, Palestine's leading media network, and will provide comprehensive media management and automation for its suite of channels.
Etere will provide automation for five channels with redundant automation system. Along with a K2 server, there will be five CG system controlled by Etere STman and one router. This will enable low res browsing and low res transcoding, and will also consist of media management that will restore clips from the archive system to the playout server.
The broadcast operation is fully redundant taking advantage of Etere's back-up technology and full caching automation. Full caching offers flexibility, independence from mechanical systems, and also negates the need to prepare commercials in advance. It further allows for the on-air schedule to be changed at any time, even seconds before air time and independent from the format used. Being fully redundant, the on-air operation will also be unaffected by any single component failure.
ZERO DOWNTIME IN PALESTINE
This is also the first Etere system to be used in Palestine. Etere's famed reliability means that PBC is able to continue its broadcast operations seamlessly without any downtime in the event of any unexpected scenarios that may traditionally disrupt on-air operations.
Fabio Gattari, Etere President and Head of Software Architecture, said, "We are very pleased that PBC has chosen Etere as its broadcast solutions partner. PBC faces very unique challenges in its role as Palestine's leading media network, and our collaboration here is the result of Etere working tirelessly with PBC in designing a dedicated system that can efficiently handle their complex operations with zero downtime. We look forward to a long working partnership with PBC".
The Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) was established on 1 July 1994 and is within the jurisdiction of the Palestinian Authority. It is the country's leading media network, and has a subsidiary radio station known as the Voice Of Palestine and a satellite channel known as Palestinian Satellite Channel. Palestine TV first began broadcasting in 1996 in Gaza.