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CTC Media chooses Omneon for playout

Production and playout specialist Omneon has announced that Russian broadcaster CTC Media is using Omneon Spectrum and Omneon MediaDeck server systems to support its broadcast of three entertainment channels across six time zones.

Two Spectrum server systems at CTC Media’s Moscow facility are used to play out 18 standard-definition channels, and three MediaDeck systems function as full-scale backup, providing independent storage and video I/O modules. Together, these Omneon systems give CTC Media 46 video channels. The facility’s Harris D-Series automation system manages playout and ensures that copies of all on-air clips are also stored on the MediaDeck systems. The Omneon playout platform was provided to CTC Media by Russian systems integrator and broadcast equipment supplier Okno-TV.