Slovenia state broadcaster RTV has chosen Quantel's Enterprise sQ fast-turnaround production system to handle all of its news, magazine, studio clips and sports production needs. The system, selected after a rigorous competitive tendering process, has been ordered through Quantel's partner, O-Video, the video products distributor and systems integrator.
The RTV system will be built around four Quantel sQ servers, providing a total of over 3000 hours of media storage using the latest HD MPEG4 AVCI compression. The system will support over 120 journalist and producers using sQ Cut desktop editors, together with 19 Qube and sQ Edit craft editors. Quantel's Mission will provide media asset management and ingest. sQ Play provides playout facilities.
The system also incorporates Quantel's revolutionary QTube global media workflow technology, enabling field production teams to edit together stories combining locally captured and centrally held media using standard internet connections.
"We are delighted to award this contract to O-Video for the Quantel Enterprise sQ system," said Mr Matjaz Fajdiga, RTV Technical Manager. "The fast and powerful performance offered by Quantel's unique video frame-based sQ server technology combined with the elegant and easy to operate editing interface will greatly improve our ability to get great looking HD news and sports content to air quickly and efficiently."
"It has been a pleasure to work with the Quantel team on this bid," said Mr Ovi Preda - Managing Director of O-Video Ltd. "Their professional and consultative approach means I have full confidence in being able to provide a powerful solution to RTV Slovenia that will meet its present needs in full and be able to scale as their requirements change and grow over the coming years."