Weybridge, UK and Broomfield, CO., USA, October 31st, 2016 – Pebble Beach Systems, a leading automation, content management and integrated channel specialist, today announced that Groupe V Media has become the first Canadian company to install Dolphin –Pebble’s compact and cost-effective integrated channel device– and Marina –the company’s powerful centralized ingest, content management and multi-channel automation solution– as part of its newly revamped broadcast operations.
A Quebec-based media and entertainment company, Groupe V Media owns V, a French-language television network, as well as two specialty television networks, MusiquePlus and MAX and several online content platforms such as the 25Stanley sports blog and noovo.ca.
When Groupe V Media decided to consolidate its broadcast operations for Musique Plus, Max and V television, it was looking at ways to simplify its infrastructure while at the same time ensuring that the new playout and automation systems would work seamlessly with its existing Louise traffic system.
“One of our primary objectives was to make sure that our new system would not only work seamlessly with our existing traffic system but also offer a smooth migration from our legacy Sundance and Florical systems. We conducted a very thorough evaluation and were impressed with the ease of integration and flexible workflow offered by Dolphin and Marina along with Pebble’s ability to really listen to our needs,” says Danick Beaulieu, Director of Operations Groupe V Media.
Groupe V Media’s new broadcast operations center is due to be fully operational by November 2016. Three Dolphin integrated channel servers with Marina automation will control the playout of video, graphics and subtitles of the master channel in Montreal as well as 4 regional channels along with the two specialty channels.
Richard Roy, VP of Operations Groupe V Media adds: “One of the key benefits of the Dolphin/Marina system is that it just pretty much runs on its own. There’s no need for 24/7 staff and we feel confident when we go home at night.”
About Pebble Beach Systems
Pebble Beach Systems is a world leader in automation, channel in a box, integrated and virtualized playout technology, with scalable products designed for highly efficient multichannel transmission as well as complex news and sports television. Installed in more than 70 countries and with proven systems ranging from single up to over 150 channels in operation, Pebble Beach Systems offers open, flexible systems, which encompass ingest and playout automation, and complex file-based workflows. The company trades in the US as Pebble Broadcast Systems.
Pebble Beach Systems is a Vislink company.
About Vislink plc
Vislink plc is a leading global software and technology business specializing in solutions for the live collection, delivery and playout automation of high quality video ‘from scene to screen’. For the broadcast markets, Vislink provides wireless communication solutions for the collection of live news, sport and entertainment, as well as software solutions for channel playout automation, channel-in-a-box and video content management. Vislink also provides secure video communications for surveillance and public safety applications such as law enforcement and homeland security.
Vislink employs over 250 people worldwide with offices in the UK, USA, UAE, and Singapore and manufacturing operations in the UK and the USA. Vislink has net assets of over £52 million and continuously invests in innovation. The Company is listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange (AIM: VLK). For further information, visit www.vislinkplc.com.