Lesotho TV is Powered by Etere21 June 2017
Etere MERP equips Lesotho TV (LTV) with a framework of integrated, streamlined and synchronized playout solutions that enables the National broadcaster of Lesotho to optimize resources, reduce errors and operate more efficiently.
Etere has successfully implemented a framework of fully flexible and scalable Etere Media Enterprise Resource Planning (MERP) solutions to manage the playout of Lesotho Television (LTV). LTV is the National broadcaster of Lesotho. It broadcasts 24/7 transmission of news, sports and cultural programs nationwide as well as to parts of South Africa.
LTV is equipped with the fully digital Etere ETX for its ingest and playout. The flexible design of ETX enables a high-performance digital media solution that includes capture/playout servers, NLE systems, graphics/production servers, automation and master control units. 4K-ready ETX is one of the most advanced, flexible and cost-efficient channel-in-a-box systems in the market, able to perform IP in and IP out, with multiple frame rates and independent IP out services. ETX interfaces seamlessly with the Matrox server and the Matrix Switch Corporation (MSC) AV router on-site.
The inclusion of Etere Ingest enables ingest from all feeds, including capture in real-time SD/HD media from virtually any video source, broadcast stream, FTP and IP stream. With its robust performance, LTV operators are able to to capture media directly into a cloud storage and apply it to any required workflow. Etere Ingest also facilitates automatic checks for file, duration and timecode issues, combining a host of powerful capabilities in a cost-effective software-based solution that integrates seamlessly into the MERP architecture.
The LTV workflow includes Etere Executive Scheduling which empowers LTV with the tools for a strategic management of its planned broadcast schedule. It incorporates an integrated framework of licensed content, contractual commercials, imported materials and regional ad insertions in a single platform. Additionally, it provides LTV with embedded reports, statistical analysis and cost tracking for a clear view of operational and business metrics.
To preview media files, LTV is equipped with Etere Broadcast Quality Player, a 4K-ready, professional player that is capable of preview, monitor and playback of media files. It features dual-monitor capabilities for both video and audio with full resolution preview and monitoring. LTV's operators are able to monitor the audio/video stream after an ingest operation or just before an on-air transmission. It also comes with support for multi-language closed captions & audio tracks. The solution provides advantages including embedded real-time quality control information to ensure optimal quality of the files.
The playout architecture is supported by Etere Automation which incorporates real-time device control and Media Asset Management (MAM) in a single product for a simplified management of playlists. Etere Automation connects to MAM database, incorporating an integrated environment that enables the easy retrieval of assets. It also runs independently from Microsoft SQL server, allowing different levels of fault tolerance, including Backup Mode, Master/Clone Mode and Disaster Recovery Mode.
The system is powered by the highly flexible Etere Client Access Licence (CAL) licence which features identification by computer not by username and multiple users can access the same PC without additional licences. LTV's installation also interfaces Etere MTX Driver, Etere VTR Driver and Etere Audio/Video Router.
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Lesotho Television (LTV) was set up in 1988 by the Government of Lesotho. In its early beginnings, it had started its broadcast with transmission of thirty minutes duration from MNET transmitters. The TV station has since acquired transmitters and satellites for a nationwide 24/7 transmission with approximately 60% through terrestrial transmission. The National TV station broadcasts Sesotho and English newscasts as well as sports and current events TV programmes that showcases the Basotho culture. The content is mainly in Sesotho with up to 20% in English and it targets viewers of all ages throughout Lesotho and some parts of the neighbouring South Africa. http://lnbs.org.ls/