QVC chooses Quantel for new venture in Italy

Date: 11/05/2010
QVC chooses Quantel for new venture in Italy

QVC has placed an order with Quantel for the supply of an Enterprise sQ server system to provide a totally integrated production and playout environment for its brand new Italian subsidiary in Milan.

 

The Enterprise sQ system will form the backbone of QVC Italy's production and playout operation, fully integrated with QVC's in-house 'QSAAM' scheduling, automation and asset management solution produced in Japan. System integration is being handled by TSL, who will be prefabricating and testing the entire system at its UK headquarters before shipping to Italy ready to go on air in October this year.

 

The sQ servers at the heart of the system will be configured with 400 hours of DVCPRO 100 HD storage, and support 11 Quantel sQ Cut and sQ Edit desktop applications as well as two eQ finishing systems with QColor in-context grading to give complete post production capability. Two Final Cut Pro editors will also be fully integrated into the Quantel workflow.

 

The system will be configured in three zones, providing not only dual resilient playout but also great flexibility for future developments and changes. A Quantum library will enable all media to be quickly retrieved and repurposed using Quantel's Intelligent Archive technology.

 

QVC Italy is the third national QVC subsidiary to choose Quantel production technology, which is already in use in Japan and the UK. "One of the keys to the success of our business is in getting to air very quickly, efficiently and in an ordered manner," said John O'Neill, QVC Vice President, TV Engineering and Post Production. "Quantel Enterprise sQ technology has already proved itself able to deliver the speed, throughput and regulated workflow we need in QVC's Japanese and British operations, and it was the natural choice for the new Italian venture; there is still nothing else on the market that can match its performance."

ENDS

 

 

Quantel - a passion for post, DI and broadcast

Quantel is a world-leading developer of innovative, high performance content creation and delivery systems across post, broadcast and DI. We are passionate about creating the most open and efficient tools for the digital age. Quantel's product range includes: multi-resolution finishing systems; award-winning color correction solutions; stereoscopic 3D post systems and integrated news and sports production systems. They all deliver the creative, productive and profitable workflows that give post houses and broadcasters the edge they need to thrive and grow in today's highly competitive global media market.

 

About Liberty Media Corporation

Liberty Media owns interests in a broad range of electronic retailing, media, communications and entertainment businesses. Those interests are attributed to three tracking stock groups: (1) the Liberty Interactive group (NASDAQ: LINTA, LINTB), which includes Liberty Media's interests in QVC, Provide Commerce, Backcountry.com, BUYSEASONS, Bodybuilding.com, IAC/InterActiveCorp, and Expedia, (2) the Liberty Starz group (NASDAQ: LSTZA, LSTZB), which includes Liberty Media's interests in Starz Entertainment and ViaSat, Inc., and (3) the Liberty Capital group (NASDAQ: LCAPA, LCAPB), which includes all businesses, assets and liabilities not attributed to the Interactive group or the Starz group including its subsidiaries Starz Media, LLC, Atlanta National League Baseball Club, Inc., and TruePosition, Inc., Liberty Media's interest in SIRIUS XM Radio, Inc., and minority equity investments in Time Warner Inc., Time Warner Cable and Sprint Nextel Corporation.

 

About QVC

QVC, Inc., one of the world's largest multimedia retailers, broadcasts live 24 hours a day, 364 days a year. With subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, Germany and Japan, QVC reaches more than 180 million cable and satellite homes worldwide. Since the company was founded in 1986, QVC has been committed to providing its customers with thousands of the most innovative and contemporary beauty, fashion, jewelry and home products. With subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, Germany and Japan, and launching in Italy in 2010, West Chester, Pa.-based QVC has shipped more than a billion packages in its 23-year history.



Tags: Quantel | servers | QVC | news systems | Italy | editing
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