Mediaproxy LogServer provides logging and monitoring for Premier Media

The UK’s Premier Media has implemented Mediaproxy’s LogServer compliance logging and monitoring platform to produce detailed reports on the quality and performance of three SDI-based channels.

Owned by Premier Media, Premier Sports 1 and Premier Sports 2 are available through subscription in more than 16 million UK homes via the Sky and Virgin platforms, as well as through its online Premier Player. Sister channel FreeSports launched in August 2017 and is a free-to-air (FTA) channel dedicated to bringing live sports across all major platforms to the UK public.

The Mediaproxy LogServer system is being used to log and monitor the output of three services for compliance to broadcast regulation. Recorded material and accompanying metadata can be compared to as-run logs to provide quick validation of commercials for advertisers. The LogServer is able to record multiple channels concurrently, which are then reviewed and monitored live. The platform monitors video, audio and real-time data from a variety of sources used in broadcasting today, including 4K/Ultra HD (UHD), IP, SDI, SMPTE 2022-6, SMPTE 2110, HLS, RTMP and radio sources.

A key feature of LogServer is its ability to be virtualised without compromising quality or integrity. This means it can be fully integrated with third-party cloud platforms, as well as working with established broadcast workflows. LogServer’s flexible software interfaces enable it to be customised easily and quickly according to the user’s requirements.

Mark Pilkington, director of transmission and operations, Setanta Transmissions, said: “LogServer gives us the comprehensive modern toolset we need to monitor high-profile channels simultaneously and comply with the latest broadcast standards. Mediaproxy is a recognised leader in compliance, monitoring and analysis, so we are confident that our services are in good hands.”

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