October 9, 2013

TEN Sports High Definition Facility on air since September

Harris Broadcast, a global supplier of content management and network infrastructure serving broadcasters, satellite, MSOs, IPTV, mobile TV and OTT providers, today announced it has completed the build out of a major broadcast production facility for TEN Sports, the leading sports channel in Asia. The new production playout center and studio went on air in mid-September 2013.

“We were looking for a major upgrade of the TEN Sports facilities which included migration to full HD production and playout, advanced file-based media workflows and an interface to massive archival and retrieval systems, ” said Mr. Amitabh Kumar, chief technology officer, Zee Group. “The assignment was very challenging as it involved the migration of hundreds of thousands of hours of content from legacy systems which had to be interfaced to diverse broadcast equipment. We have a long standing relationship with Harris Broadcast, and had full confidence in their technology and integration capabilities, as well as the high level of service we continue to receive from the company.”

The installation centers on Harris Broadcast’s playout automation system, together with multiple servers, its media asset management and online storage systems. The technical infrastructure also includes Imagine Communications routers and multiviewers, as well as signal processing and distribution hardware.

“We are very pleased to extend our long-standing relationship with Zee TV across their cutting-edge TEN Sports operations,” said Kerry Wheeles, product manager, Harris Broadcast. “Much like news operations, sports broadcasters require unique capabilities for instant and fast delivery of live events coverage, for which our playout automation system is uniquely designed. Our customers look to us for support and partnership throughout the entire life-cycle of the technology with confidence that we will advance their systems according to future requirements and demands.”

TEN Sports is part of the Zee TV Group, which also relies on Harris Broadcast systems for its news channels. The broadcaster has long-term rights to major sports events including ATP tennis, European and American PGA golf, and UEFA Champions League football. It has presented all its coverage in HD since 2011.


About Harris Broadcast
Harris Broadcast is a market leader in content management and network infrastructure serving more than 3,000 broadcasters, cable networks, MSOs and mobile and IPTV providers spanning 140 countries. Harris Broadcast has been awarded 240 patents and has received eight Emmy Awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. For more information, please visit imaginecommunications.com.

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Steve Reynolds

Steve Reynolds is President of Imagine Communications, a global leader in multiscreen video and ad management solutions that broadcasters, networks, video service providers and enterprises around the world rely on to support their mission-critical operations.

Steve brings 25 years of technology leadership in the video industry to Imagine Communications. He has served as the CTO at Imagine Communications and Harris Broadcast, Senior Vice President of Premises Technology at Comcast, Senior Vice President of Technology at OpenTV, and CTO at Intellocity USA.

Steve earned a MS in Computer Engineering from Widener University and BS in Computer Science from West Chester University. As the Chairman of the AIMS Alliance and a member of SMPTE and SCTE, he has participated in numerous standards-making bodies in the cable and digital video industries. Steve also holds over 40 patents relating to digital video, content security, interactive television and digital devices.