M6 Group Builds Frances Most Advanced Multiplatform Broadcast Facility on Omneon Video Infrastructure

Date: 10/09/2010
Omneon Inc. today announced that leading French media company M©tropole T©l©vision Group (M6 Group) is using seven Omneon Spectrum(TM) media servers, an Omneon MediaGrid(TM) active storage system, and six Omneon ProXchange(TM) transcoding systems in an end-to-end file-based workflow for on-air delivery. The Omneon video infrastructure supports M6 and W9 digital terrestrial channels, Paris Premire, and TEVA pay-per-view channels, three music channels, and preparation and distribution of content for video on demand (VoD), IPTV, and iPhones(R). Serving as the core platform for the M6 Group's tapeless workflow, the highly integrated Omneon systems enable a high degree of automation and faster, more cost-effective processes from media ingest to content repurposing and playout to multiple platforms.

"Providing an exceptionally well-integrated platform for multimedia distribution, Omneon has enabled us to build a highly automated next-generation tapeless workflow not only for our flagship broadcast channel, but also for the full range of M6 Group content delivery services," said Christophe Foglio, CTO of the M6 Group. "Key to this new workflow is the Omneon MediaGrid storage system's ability to provide content in the correct video format for each distribution channel, allowing us to reach a broad array of viewers using a single platform within a single facility."

Two Spectrum systems are used for ingest and are connected to Avid post-production tools to enable editing and repurposing. Five additional Spectrum systems are employed in a redundant configuration to support playout of ads and programming. The Omneon MediaGrid storage system provides the media group with an active all-in-one storage platform for a variety of content-production applications along with media production and distribution workflow support. The ProXchange transcoding systems provide automatic transcoding of files as required, generating low-resolution copies of media for efficient internal review and also formatting content for delivery to platforms including over-the-air broadcast, the M6 Replay VoD service, IPTV service, and iPhone distribution.

"The combination of our Spectrum media servers, MediaGrid active storage, and ProXchange media processing satisfies the M6 Group strategy of employing a single video infrastructure to support extension of its brand across both conventional broadcast and new media platforms," said Geoff Stedman, senior vice president of marketing and business development at Omneon. "The resulting implementation represents one of the most advanced tapeless facilities in France."

www.omneon.com.



Tags: Omneon | Spectrum | MediaGrid | ProXchange | M6 Group
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