Sharjah Media Corporation chooses Pebble Beach

UAE-based Sharjah Media Corporation has chosen Pebble Beach Systems to provide playout and disaster recovery at its Sharqiya from Kalba TV installation.

Sharqiya from Kalba TV, the first station to broadcast from the city of Kalba on the Gulf of Oman, in the eastern part of the Emirate of Sharjah, will use a Pebble Beach Systems Neptune automation system controlling a total of four Dolphin integrated channel devices. Two of the devices will provide main and backup systems for playout, whilst the remaining two act as disaster recovery for the main Sharjah facility.

Khalid Al Midfa, director-general of Sharjah Media Corporation, said, “We are pleased to collaborate with Pebble Beach Systems to deploy the Dolphin integrated channel devices at the new facility in Kalba city. The launch of Sharqiya from Kalba TV marks another important milestone for SMC. The new channel, which will broadcast from Kalba, will focus on Sharjah’s eastern zone and will air specially-produced programmes that are in tune with the expectations of Arab viewers.”