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MBC extends live production systems

The Middle East Broadcast Corporation has announced it is to extend its networked Pinnacle products for graphics production, editing and master control in its Dubai headquarters.

The Middle East Broadcast Corporation has announced it is to extend its networked Pinnacle products for graphics production, editing and master control in its Dubai headquarters.

The headquarters, located in Dubai Media City, will feature an extensive array of Pinnacle live production systems. MBC has placed an order for two ThunderLT clip and still servers, two FXDeko ll two-channel CGs for the news studio control rooms and two DekoCast graphics systems for the master control rooms. This follows MBC's recent acquisition of DVEXCELs, FXDeko, Thunder and TARGA 3000 edit systems.

"In designing MBC's new facility, we sought a vendor who could deliver the very best live production equipment for today, while demonstrating a clear vision for the future,” says MBC technical manager Ihab Baba. “Pinnacle's open, networked systems based on the Palladium architecture enable us to meet those twin goals. The products work together over the network to deliver enhanced functionality and workflow, while integrating with the existing automation systems such as iNews and Louth.

“The result is a reliable and complete system to meet MBC’s full range of needs. And with Pinnacle Systems we get more. Because the company has an office in the Middle East we benefit from regional support and back-up,” Baba adds.

“We appreciate the opportunity to help meet MBC's broad production needs. By taking advantage of our system solution approach using network production systems, MBC is setting a solid foundation for its new operation,” adds Richard Scott, Pinnacle Systems, VP EAME.

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