Encoda Systems Provides Automation for Hong Kong Cable TV


Broadcast Asia, Singapore  Encoda Systems, Inc. today announced that Hong Kong Cable Television Limited (Cable TV), the official broadcaster of the 2002 FIFA World Cup for the Hong Kong territory, has installed Encodas DAL Channel Manager A7500 automation system and DAL Ingest Automation System A8000 to automate the four channels it is using to cover World Cup play this month.

Cable TV is taking four live feeds from Korea and using the A8800 ingest system in combination with GVG Profile® video servers to process the feeds and prepare them for playout, with actual control of the playout being handled by the A7500 automation system.

The A7500 automation system is installed at some of the world’s largest multichannel operations. Its advanced architecture allows users to minimize staff requirements as channels are added. The latest additions to the product expand support for multichannel operations, providing greater operational ease andflexibility, signal monitoring functions, additional storage management tools, as well as advanced features for security and redundancy.

The A8800 ingest system is a dedicated system for dubbing new material onto video servers, managing the compilation and transfer of taped material, and recording live incoming feeds. In addition, it controls the transfer (retrieval/storage) of program and interstitial material from a digital archive.

After the World Cup coverage is completed, Cable TV plans to use the automation system to run news channels.

About Encoda Systems

Encoda Systems, Inc. provides comprehensive technology solutions for electronic media markets(broadcast television, cable, DBS, radio, streaming media, advertising agencies, media buyers, and national sales reps). Encoda Systems offers one of the most complete arrays of business systems and automated delivery systems and services in the world. The Company has offices in Colorado, New York, New Jersey, Tennessee, Michigan, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Hong Kong, and Australia. Encoda Systems is privately held with funding from a group including LiveWire Media, Thomas H. Lee Company, the Blackstone Group, Evercore Partners, and Spire Capital Partners. Additional information is available atwww.encodasystems.com.