CCTV Taps Omneon Spectrum for Beijing Facility

CCTV6 has chosen Omneon’s Spectrum media server system to
perform ingest and playout of five SD channels and one HD channel at
its new Beijing facility. CCTV6, a regional affiliate of CCTV, the
major Mandarin-language network, and broadcasts internationally and
locally produced movies and movie-related news and programs to more
than 852 million viewers.

At CCTV6, four Spectrum media server
systems provide redundant support for five SD channels, and three
additional Spectrum systems support ingest and playout for one HD
channel. The Omneon systems at CCTV6 interface with a Dayang media
asset management system, which enables the FTP transfer of film clips
to the server. Playout for five SD channels is managed by Founder’s
Wuyou Automation Software, and playout for one HD channel is managed by
Dayang D3-Air Automation Software, both used widely by provincial TV
stations across China and installed along with Omneon Spectrum server
systems for several of the country’s other leading broadcasters.
“We needed a stable system from a
company with conscientious customer support,” says Yu Qing, director of
broadcast at CCTV6. “We also sought open-file and transcoding formats
to enable seamless interoperability with the other components in our
broadcast infrastructure. The Spectrum media server system from Omneon
has met these specifications, integrating smoothly into our facility
and providing the ease of use and low-maintenance operation we
expected. The Omneon server’s modular design also is an advantage for
CCTV6, as it supports easy and cost-effective expansion with no

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