Norwegian national broadcaster NRK has selected Abit to supply a file-based workflow and streaming solution for NRK 1 and NRK 2 in addition to its new channel, NRK 3, due to launch this autumn. The bespoke software will work with the existing Abit Present-it automation system installed at NRK to control the distribution of all material including live events, ensuring that they are transcoded into the correct format and media for streaming to mobiles, PDAs and the Internet.
Currently, the Abit system transmits all NRK 1 and NRK 2 programs with an optional record feed function on the workstation. As part of the ongoing digitization plan at NRK, the new setup will allow live events to be recorded and looped back into the new Omneon Media Server, which will act as a databank for all broadcast material for redistribution and streaming. OmniBus has been selected to provide the media asset management system and TSL is managing the system integration on the project.
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