Myawaddy TV Streamlines Operations With NVerzion Automation

SALT LAKE CITY — March 27, 2012 — NVerzion, a leading provider of cutting-edge tools for digital broadcasting and television station automation, today announced that Myawaddy TV (MWD-TV), a military-owned television network that provides Burmese-language news and entertainment to subscribers in Yangon, Myanmar, has implemented a new automation system powered by NVerzion technology. The file-based automation system modernizes MWD-TV’s operations, enabling the station to retire its previous tape-based and manual playback system to more efficiently deliver a high-quality television signal to viewers.

Systems integrator Mediamatic Systems installed a complete NVerzion system that includes: NControlMC Master Control transmission playlists; NGest professional dubbing and recording software application; NPoint video preparation software for segmenting and trimming; NBase SQL media database manager; NView database viewer; Ethernet Machine Control; and NStatus monitoring software application. The entire automation system configuration features redundant hardware and software components that are managed by the active NStatus module to ensure a reliable and completely fault-tolerant backup solution.

“At the end of the day, this installation was all about increasing efficiencies for Myawaddy TV. By investing in an NVerzion file-based automation solution, the station can now deliver a flawless broadcast to viewers, utilizing less resources and staff.” said Reed Haslam, director of sales and marketing at NVerzion. “The new system will evolve as the station’s needs change. As Myawaddy TV migrates to a completely tapeless workflow, it will continue achieving cost savings and remain competitive in the future.”

Before deploying the file-based NVerzion system, MWD-TV was operating a tape-based playout system that required the station to dub multiple copies of the same clip. The new automation solution increases station productivity and efficiency by sharing a single clip across many channels for simultaneous playout. Additionally, wear and tear on the videotape and head drums is reduced, as only a single ingest is now required for repeatedly used clips. An additional benefit of the deployment is the NVerzion automation system’s simple user interfaces, which offer operational ease-of-use for the station’s transmission crew.

The NVerzion system provides MWD-TV with significant cost savings by allowing the station to gradually migrate to solid-state program acquisitions and disk-based playout and thus to avoid the need to invest in buying and maintaining videotapes.