Imagine Communications deploys Versio and ADC-based broadcast system for TV5 in the Philippines

Philippine broadcaster TV5, part of the MediaQuest Group, has recently implemented a playout system built on Versio, from Imagine Communications, and ADC automation system. The solution has been implemented to help TV5 to streamline their master control workflows, improve operational efficiencies and expand as their business evolves.

The system provides a scalable playout solution for the two channels, TV5 and One News, as well as support for other channels and comprehensive media management. Nevertheless, the master control system includes shared storage built on Imagine’s Versio IOX platform, which in turn integrates with the broadcaster’s legacy NAS storage and archive network.

Playout uses Imagine’s software-defined Versio solution configured as 2+2 redundancy for the main channels and as a 3+1 playout network to support the broadcaster’s other operations, including separate feeds for the ISDB digital terrestrial output. Imagine’s ADC automation provides system level control, managing asset movements as well as precision playout.

Installation completes with Imagine’s Platinum™ IP3 router. As well as switching all the facility’s signals, under both automatic and manual control, the router includes integrated multiviewer functionality.

“We chose Imagine Communications’ solution because of its flexibility and scalability and because it readily integrated with our existing technology,” said Ronaldo A. Hernandez, Office-in-charge (OIC), Network Engineering at TV5. “We are pleased with Versio Graphics, which simplifies the graphics creation process and enables us to support logo, real-time animation, video or audio clip, text crawler, dynamic branding (now, next and later), and DVEs. The two SDI inputs allow the playout to switch the two live feeds back-to-back seamlessly. Additionally, the multiple outputs can be configured on Versio to serve different purposes, whether the output is for the main branded program, clean, pre-set, branded+ or simulcast.”

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