Primestream’s Fork in Harmonic integration

Media asset management and automation software specialist Primestream has announced that its Fork Production Suite now supports Harmonic’s Spectrum ChannelPort integrated channel playout platform.

According to Primestream, the combination gives media organisations control over all of ChannelPort’s branding, master control switching and clip playout functions directly from the FORK environment, making it possible for broadcasters to enrich their on-air look with graphics without having to switch between systems.

ChannelPort is a branded playout solution that combines clip playout functionality with channel-branding capabilities — functions that can be controlled via the Fork interface.

“In order to compete in today’s market of ‘anytime, anywhere’ content, media organisations must always be ready with the next great branded channel or service — a big challenge considering they must also cut costs at the same time,” said Primestream CEO Claudio Lisman. “Our integration with Harmonic’s ChannelPort playout device will help FORK and ChannelPort users meet this challenge by further automating and simplifying workflows so that it’s faster and more affordable to bring new content to air. Primestream wanted to support the ChannelPort workflow because we believe that Harmonic is the industry’s most trusted media server platform, and therefore a broad array of users would benefit.”