RTVS is Slovak Republic’s state-owned public television and radio broadcaster. It first installed a NOA mediARC Archive Asset Management system in 2014 to digitize and archive its entire legacy video collection, which contained some 300,000 titles. The 7-Petabyte setup for Slovak Television, the media house’s television service, is based around mediARC.
The broadcaster continues to use NOA equipment to digitize and archive its collection of video content, and recently added a NOA FrameLector SD-video ingest module to the configuration. This new piece adds four more channels and supplementary quality control to the ingest stream. It also allows RTVS to centrally manage all archive assets.
“After five years of very successful MediARC operation, it seemed logical for us to up our game by incorporating more advanced features that would allow us to further streamline our workflow, increasing the throughput of our video content,” explained Roman Skrivanek, CTO of RTVS. “Today, the central mediARC AAM not only manages our ingest undertakings, but it also handles all main business processes regarding content identification — a real plus for us.”
NOA’s MediARC is a flexible media archive management system, which allows for the tightly integrated handling of both media content and its associated metadata. FrameLector is designed to transfer SD material at high quality and a relatively low cost. The addition of FrameLector to the mediARC configuration lets RTVS archive more data in a quicker way, says the company. It also drives OPEX costs down due to a more advanced ingest operating scheme, which does not require extra labor.
“RTVS’ addition of FrameLector to its archiving operations represents a considerable extension to an already significant NOA mediARC installation in Central Europe,” said Christophe Kummer, managing partner of NOA. “More than 1,000 of the organization’s employees have been accessing the complete archive content via the web interface mediARC MAW for a number of years. And now they can manage the entire process — from ingest to content identification — and an increasing amount of data even more efficiently. It is really nice to see how mediARC, which was first used for radio archiving, can actually serve all the archiving needs of a broadcaster, particularly thanks to its ability to manage all assets centrally in one place, and our extension to 12 SD ingest channels certainly offers a nice advantage.”