France’s M6 Group will upgrade its ingest, playout and storage infrastructure to a media-over-IP solution from Harmonic.
Commenting on the development, Mathias Bejanin, CTO at M6 Group, said: “Having relied upon Harmonic’s video production and playout solutions for over a decade, we know first hand the reliability and innovation they provide.
“When the infrastructure goes live, we will be leading the market in global deployments of SMPTE ST 2110 and SMPTE 2022-7 protection, setting the benchmark for workflow modernization, efficiency and redundancy.”
M6 Group chose Harmonic’s Spectrum X media servers and MediaGrid shared storage system based on their reliability and workflow simplicity. They will use the Spectrum X media servers for content ingest, live switching with graphics, DVE, 24×7 playout and manual review, with manual control supported through Broadteam’s Omnium video controller. Meanwhile, Harmonic’s MediaGrid shared storage system will support M6 Group’s real-time editing and playout operations.
Ian Graham, senior VP of sales, EMEA and LATAM, at Harmonic, added: “The transition toward an all-IP workflow is rapidly gaining traction in our industry based on the significant workflow efficiencies and cost savings that it provides.
“We’re excited to support M6 Group and unleash the full power of IP for playout and storage workflows utilising the SMPTE ST 2110 and SMPTE 2022-7 standards, which are supported by Spectrum X, the industry’s trusted media server.”
Harmonic will showcase its latest innovations in production and playout at IBC 2018 at stand 1.B20.