CNN Chile Chooses Pebble Beach Systems Marina Xpress

Integration with iNews and solid upgrade path seals the deal

Pebble Beach Systems, a leading automation, content management and integrated channel specialist, today announced that CNN Chile, part of the Turner Group, is installing Pebble Beach Systems’ Marina Xpress automation to replace their legacy Sundance system. Based in the new Machasa building in Santiago, this is the first installation of Marina Xpress in Chile.CNN-Chile-650

A key requirement of the installation was the integration with CNN Chile’s iNews system (NRCS). Equally important were ease of use and training of CNN’s staff, system flexibility, price, and 24-hour support both locally and from the manufacturer. The NRCS will integrate to Marina Xpress via the popular MOS (Media Object Server) protocol.

Many legacy automation systems have already reached their “end-of-life” and are either no longer supported, or supported with unacceptable caveats for the mission critical services they provide. A smooth and uninterrupted migration path to state-of-the-art automation systems can be daunting to both operational staff and management. Pebble Beach Systems’ overarching goal is to remove any and all risk to that migration path.

“For any organization, having a hard cutover to an entirely new system comes with considerable risk,” explains Paulo Andrés Martínez-Cleves, Vice President of Sales for Latin America at Pebble Beach Systems. “At Pebble, our engineers are true industry. We ensure that the years of accumulated data on a legacy automation system’s database is seamlessly transferred into Marina’s database so organizations can hit the ground running.”

Santiago-based reseller VGL will install and service the Marina Xpress automation system. The fact that VGL is also an Avid reseller gave the CNN staff additional confidence that they could undertake the integration and provide the necessary support.

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 specialising 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


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