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Videohouse Scales OmniBus Systems iTX Installation Up to 39 Channels for New Telenet Service

Telenet content is delivered to the iTX system at Videohouse mostly in file-based form

Leading Belgian facilities company Videohouse has expanded its OmniBus Systems iTX automation and playout platform to 39 channels to provide the facilities for hosting Telenet Digital TV channels to cable viewers in Flanders. Videohouse went live on Aug. 19 with 14 Telenet SD and two HD channels, including the live sports channel Prime Sport 1 HD.

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Videohouse has used the iTX platform since 2007 to host channels for VITAYA, a lifestyle-themed channel, and the new expanded installation is configured for 16 + 16 redundant channels, with two preview channels. The iTX system provides full automation and playout, graphic logos and CG content, with up- and down-conversion of SD/HD channels and WSS signalling.

Telenet content is delivered to the iTX system at Videohouse mostly in file-based form, but for live sports coverage, iTX ingests the live HD content and plays it out with a short time delay while continuing to record the feed.

"Our experience with iTX over the past few years proves that it offers an outstanding combination of features, cost-effectiveness and easy integration into our existing systems," said Dirk Theunis, technical and operations manager for Videohouse. "iTX gave us the ability to put together a very competitive and full-featured service that includes a live reactive channel, as well as streamlined handling of content duplication for delivery to SD and HD viewers."

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iTX is a revolutionary, next-generation software-based broadcast production and transmission solution that uses standard IT hardware and advanced software technology to provide all the functionality of a traditional broadcast playout chain integrated into a file-based environment and equally capable of linear broadcasting, IPTV streaming and video-on-demand content generation. Building on OmniBus Systems' experience as a leading provider of high-end automation, ingest, editing, content management and playout solutions, this groundbreaking system uses a single unified software application to provide sophisticated video server and master controller functions, with powerful built-in graphics, character generation and logo insertion tools.

"Videohouse was an early adopter of iTX in Europe, and we are very pleased that the platform has proved so successful for the company that it is transferring channels to iTX from legacy systems," said Laura Kirkland, strategic account manager, OmniBus Systems.

About Videohouse

With many years of experience in the media industry, Videohouse provides services for national and international television channels, government authorities, production houses and producers. These services range from studio facilities, O.B. vans and camera crews through to audio, post production and playout, as well as press facilities, archiving and AV engineering. Videohouse is part of Euro Media Group, a leading player in the European broadcast/film facilities market. The result of a merger of the French Euro Media Télévision and the Dutch UBF Media Group in 2007, Euro Media Group offers creative and technical services to a wide range of clients, including leading European producers, broadcasters and corporations. More information about Videohouse is available online at

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About OmniBus Systems

OmniBus Systems Ltd provides broadcasting, cable and satellite organizations with comprehensive automation and media content management solutions that address every area of television-related operations. Its newsroom, content and workflow automation solutions include acquisition and recording of rich media material, low-resolution editing, media asset management and playout. OmniBus is a global company with headquarters in the United Kingdom and the United States and support offices in Malaysia and Singapore. In September 2010, OmniBus Systems Ltd was acquired by Miranda Technologies Inc, a worldwide provider of infrastructure, playout and monitoring systems for the broadcast and cable/satellite/IPTV industries. More information is available at

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