Jordan Radio and Television Corporation Selects Harris

Harris integrated newsroom solution to enhance production, archive and playout operation

Harris has received an order from Jordan Radio and Television (JRTV), the state  broadcaster in Jordan, for a complete digital file-based news production, archive and continuity playout solution.

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Based out of the broadcaster’s headquarters in Amman, this new facility is expected to  roll out three new channels in late 2012.  The complete high-definition, file-based solution will support JRTV’s current advanced media workflows and enable future upgrades to support high-bandwidth HDTV operations.

“This Harris system will replace an aging analog transmission and tape-based news infrastructure that has been in place for more than 26 years,” said Ramadan Al Rawashdeh, director general of Jordan Radio and Television Corporation.  “The new infrastructure will enable us to launch three new HD channels — with a capability to increase to five channels as requirements demand — that serve the needs of our Arabic-speaking and multi-lingual viewers in Jordan and beyond.”

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The integrated Harris solution includes Invenio® media asset management, ADC™ playout automation and NEXIO® servers to streamline content ingest, management and restoration from storage.  JRTV will incorporate the Harris® NewsForce™ solution to enhance program turnaround time in news production.  A Harris Platinum™ router will manage facility-wide signal distribution, and Harris master control and high-definition channel branding systems will enhance the on-air look across all three channels.

“The Harris broadcast solution will allow us to easily manage a complex end-to-end workflow at Jordan Television studios — and provide extensive cost efficiencies and future-proofing across the entire facility,” said Sufian Al Nabulsi, director of engineering administration at Jordan Radio and Television.  “The Middle East-based Harris support and solutions team has worked in close collaboration with our technical team to provide the assistance we need to ensure smooth implementation.”

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The Harris solution at JRTV will be supplied directly by Harris with the support of local Jordanian dealer May Electrical Engineering.

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