3ZERO2 TV: An end-to-end MERP solution

3ZERO2 TV: An end-to-end MERP solution

19 July 2016

This paper describes the solution that has permitted 3ZERO2 TV to count with a system based on Etere MERP able to capture, manage and distribute all media involved in the management of its broadcasting services under a workflow-based framework.

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The long and firmly established prestige of ETERE as the only company able to provide the best solutions at lowest costs has lead 3ZERO2 TV to rely upon Etere for the deployment of a digital and IT-based playout system cemented on Etere MERP technologies.
The Challenge
This paper describes the solution that has permitted 3ZERO2 TV to count with a system based on Etere MERP able to capture, manage and distribute all media involved in the management of its broadcasting services under a
workflow-based framework. A special focus will be made on the provided IT-Based Playout Solution since its innovative approach has supported 3ZERO TV to build a multichannel, integrated, automated and IT-based playout system which is highly reliable, tight integrated, cost efficient and easy to maintain. The primary challenge of the project consisted in creating a comprehensive system able to manage, under an integrated file-based framework, all the activities of 3ZERO2 from Ingest to Playout, Indexing and Metadata Insertion to Scheduling and Archiving to Content Delivery.
Solution
Deploying an ETERE solution has been a smooth process from the configuration of all the equipment to the implementation of accurate workflows for a reliable management of media content.
Remarkable Features
■ Quick and fully digital technologies for ingest related operations
■ Integrated and highly effective Quality Controls for accurate content consistency
■ Automatic generation of multi-format and multipurpose proxy files
■ Streamlined long-term archive of digitized content on either the near-line or deep archive
■ Effective post-production integration to create trailers and others clips
■ Complete visibility and control of archive content through a multi-access web interface

A new technology for media management
Etere MERP has placed 3ZERO TV at the technological forefront of broadcasting and content production. ETERE is the best compromise between quality and cost for the implementation of end-to-end broadcast systems. Thanks to Etere MERP the customer has got latest workflowbased and modular technologies for the creation and control of its multimedia archiving and management.
Reliable and cost efficient
Etere MERP solution has provided 3ZERO2 TV with a reliable and cost efficient distributed solution ready to
manage its fully digital and tapeless archive. Entitled users are now allowed to access media and metadata
whenever they wish and wherever they are. Even remote users are able to create playlists, change assets and take decisions in real-time.
Versatile archive integration
The new system has seamlessly integrated the spread structure of the station. The archive can be consulted and
also managed remotely from any location by authorized users who will access the fully digital and tapeless
archive to perform real-time operations including media management, content delivery and system monitoring. Etere has permitted 3ZERO2 TV to effectively manage its robust content archive based on Etere MERP which
combines powerful servers with an easy to use graphical user interface.