Indonesian broadcaster PT Media Nusantara Citra (known also as MNC), has chosen the X-Pert Channel-in-a-Box solution to streamline the transition from SDI to HD of its channel iNews.
The regional offices of the TV channel in nine Indonesian cities – Batam, Semarang, Medan, Lampung, Surubaya, Palembang, Bandung, Bali, and Jayapura – are using the X-Pert bundle of playout, ingest, and graphics for playout automation, ingest, and interactive graphics.
The project was implemented by PT Horizzon Global Media, the exclusive partner of X-Pert Multimedia Solutions, a software and service provider, in Indonesia.
X-Pert Channel-In-A-Box is an all-in-one bundle that includes playout, graphics, and ingest. It integrates all the elements needed to keep a channel on air by combining automation, playout, and interactive graphics. It is suitable for broadcasting single or multiple TV channels and can provide SDI or IP streaming connectivity for broadcast and cable television, as well as other applications.
In addition, it provides a user experience where a single server or computer is used in parallel playout with CG branding and ingest, with a possibility to broadcast currently ingested content. Furthermore, it can work in full automation with pre-defined events or be controlled through remote API, as well as in operations in manual mode.
Ronny Bambang Irawan, Studio News Department Head at iNews, explained, “We chose X-Pert’s Channel-in-a-Box to migrate from SDI to HD because we needed a reliable and easy-to-use solution that could meet all the requirements for such a transformation.
“In addition, we are very happy that X-Pert Multimedia Solutions has such a trusted partner here, in Indonesia.”
Asep Awaludin, Section Head at News Department of iNews, added, “Working with X-Pert Multimedia Solutions and PT Horizzon Global Media is easy, and we can always count on their professional experience and advice, and comprehensive support services.”