Installed at France Télévisions facilities in New Caledonia, the integrated solution unites Harmonic’s Spectrum ChannelPort integrated playout system and Polaris Play channel-in-a-box (CIAB) automation system with LORA Solutions’ traffic system to simplify and streamline branded channel playout, driven primarily from France Télévisions facilities in Malakoff, near Paris.
“The robust traffic and playout systems offered by LORA Solutions and Harmonic, as well as the companies’ expertise and their experience in developing tightly integrated solutions, have made it easier and more affordable for us to deliver a rich broadcast product on Nouvelle Calédonie 1ère,” said Erwan Roth, deputy managing director in charge of production and technologies at France Télévisions. “The companies worked in partnership to meet our requirements and deliver all the functionality our operations demand.”
The LORA Solutions traffic system not only manages contribution of video between France Télévisions’ New Caledonia and Malakoff sites, but also creates lists of clips to be recorded from the broadcaster’s SDI-contribution or VTR feeds and subsequently sent to Harmonic’s Polaris Play automation system. Providing a rich set of automated ingest, media preparation and playout workflow capabilities, Polaris Play runs as an embedded automation solution directly on Harmonic’s Spectrum MediaDeck media server featuring the ChannelPort system for branded channel playout.
“Clear communication between France Télévisions, Harmonic and LORA Solutions at every step of the project made it possible to design and integrate a simple, efficient solution that’s an exact match for the needs of Nouvelle Calédonie 1ère,” said Eric Aubry, product manager at LORA Solutions.
“Harmonic’s Polaris suite is designed to aid broadcasters in consolidating and simplifying their playout workflows,” said Ian Graham, vice president of EMEA sales at Harmonic. “Working in tandem with LORA Solutions’ traffic system, Polaris Play provides France Télévisions with an efficient and cost-effective solution for branded playout.”
LORA Solutions is a dynamic French company offering efficient and intuitive turnkey software solutions such as traffic and graphics systems, as well as custom services for the audiovisual and broadcast industry.
Harmonic enables customers to produce, deliver and monetize amazing video experiences, with business agility and operational efficiency, by providing market-leading innovation, high-quality service, and compelling total cost of ownership.