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Sahara TV chooses Leitch

Sahara TV opts for more Leitch solutions to upgrade its existing digital newsroom system, which was installed in early 2003.

As part of its digital newsroom expansion, Indian channel, Sahara TV, has purchased Leitch’s new NEXIO NewsNet newsroom solution. The purchase will enhance the existing Leitch newsroom system at Sahara TV, which was installed during the station's initial digital newsroom launch in early 2003.

"Leitch has long set the standard for industry expertise and customer support," commented R S Chauhan, vice president of engineering, Sahara TV. "As a superior technical innovator, Leitch provides state-of-the-art solutions that feature multi-standard functionality, open interoperability, advanced software and user interfaces and rock-solid reliability for any future requirements."

The new installation will upgrade the existing Leitch server system to the new NEXIO server platform and includes 25 Leitch NEXIO servers featuring mirrored storage configuration and 38 NEXIO NewsFlash edit seats. A core component of NewsNet, Leitch's NEXIO NewsFlash provides all editors with immediate and simultaneous access to ingested media for collaboration on news stories and the fastest turnaround for breaking news.

The new system also includes Leitch's digital infrastructure solutions, including its Integrator and Panacea routers; the DPS-575 digital processing synchroniser; the NEO simplicity module; the LogoMotion II system for branding and logo insertion and the VelocityQ non-linear editing system to operate within the SAN storage environment. Leitch's NEXIO Pilot and CCS Navigator software will provide control and monitoring for the entire, integrated system.

"We have enjoyed a long relationship with Sahara TV and are very pleased that they have chosen to partner with us again on such a sizable expansion project," said Tim Thorsteinson, Leitch president and chief executive officer. "Leitch's NewsNet newsroom solution offers unique advantages in newsroom operational workflow, and we are confident Sahara TV's expanded facility will realise tremendous benefits from the streamlined workflow of a fully Integrated Content Environment," he added.

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