Cignal TV, the leading satellite broadcaster in the Philippines, has expanded its playout capacity using the fully integrated Versio modular playout solution from Imagine Communications.
Cignal TV broadcasts premium content on both television and radio to more than two million subscribers across the country. To meet the expectations of its audience, Cignal TV continually adds high-quality content and channels. The new playout system gives the broadcaster increased scalability and speed to market with a future-proofed, software-based solution.
Imagine Communications worked with systems integrator Composite Technology Inc. on the geo-dispersed Versio solution, which expands the system to 4+1 channels, providing redundancy on every channel. The channels have the capability of live broadcasting, switching via Cignal’s existing Platinum VX router. Imagine’s market-proven ADC automation system ensures reliable, flexible and efficient operations across the entire workflow.
Content is stored on an Imagine Versio IOX SAN high-performance online storage system, connected to the Versio array over 10 gigabit fiber ethernet. The Versio software also provides the broadcast graphics, and a Nexio Motion workflow engine provides content management. Imagine and Composite Technology delivered the project as a turnkey supply, with strong continuing support from Imagine’s local and regional engineering teams.