TVNZ Chooses Telestream Vantage for Transcoding
Telestream, the provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, has announced a major order for its Vantage Media Processing Platform from New Zealand’s leading free to air broadcaster, Television New Zealand Limited (TVNZ). The order sees TVNZ installing multiple nodes of Vantage Transcode Pro Connect with the Advanced Avid option which enables delivery of files and metadata into Avid Interplay. Also, Vantage Array provides peer-to-peer system management with fail-over and CPU-aware load balancing.
Throughout the project, Telestream is working closely with regional channel partner, Auckland-based Amber Technology. The system will be installed and commissioned in June.
“Our partnership with Telestream sets us up to deliver content faster to our viewers. At TVNZ, we have a range of first generation transcoding equipment from various vendors that are all at the end of their supported life. We needed to seed a new transcoding environment that can grow throughout our operations,” explained Greg Montgomery, GM Technology at TVNZ. “Telestream’s Vantage offers us a cost-effective and elegant solution – one that offers the best architecture for future growth and supports our need to use 10-bit formats such as AVC-Intra.”
The first application of Vantage within TVNZ’s broadcast operations involves its news production workflows.(C+T Mag)