MJO Broadcast to Design & Build File-Based News Production Facilities for TV South, Ethiopia

Abdul Duri, CEO Fortune Engineering PLC and Paul Wilkins Managing Director, MJO Broadcast

Fortune Engineering PLC, a leading broadcast and AV Systems Integrator based in Ethiopia, today announced the selection of MJO Broadcast to design and build a file-based news production and play-out centre for their client TV South, a regional TV channel managed by the Ethiopian SNNPR Mass Media Organisation.

The new facilities in Hawassa will enable TV South to deploy efficient file-based workflows to create, manage, distribute and archive locally produced content, in both SD and HD.  The project involves the provision and integration of playout automation, video servers and workflow from Pebble Beach; an Octopus newsroom system, Avid editing and NetApp storage; archiving from DiskArchive, and Ross Video graphics and broadcast infrastructure products.

MJO Broadcast, an experienced solution design and project management provider, will manage the overall system design and project delivery on behalf of Fortune Engineering, including off-site pre-fabrication and testing, installation, commissioning and training. This contract follows recent assignments to define, design and deliver new workflow and Media Asset Management solutions for national broadcasters such as RTE in Dublin, BBC in Manchester and DMI in Dubai, plus support for systems integrators including Media Group International (MGI) and DEGA Broadcast.


“MJO Broadcast’s in-depth understanding of workflows and file-based solutions combined with practical experience of deploying technology in emerging markets has proved invaluable,” says Mr Abdul Duri, CEO Fortune Engineering PLC.  “Their proven track-record of project managing and delivering complex systems has made them the ideal integration partner for this project.”

About Fortune Engineering PLC
Fortune Engineering PLC is a leading Broadcasting and AV Systems integration company based in Ethiopia. We design, supply, install and support Broadcasting Studio and Transmission Solutions for Broadcasters and Mass Media Agencies for Government, Private and Non-Government Non-Profit Organization; as well as Video and Audio - discussion, interpretation and Public Address Systems for conferencing and Public facilities. We have tied-up with leading and renowned technology partners with Solutions that are highly flexible, scalable and reliable for long years of performance.


About MJO Broadcast
MJO Broadcast was established in 2009 to provide solution design and project management services to the broadcast industry. Combining decades of experience in complex systems integration, technology development and fast-paced operations, we help Broadcasters, Systems Integrators and manufacturers define, design and deliver successful technology and workflow projects. From our base in UK, our team enables businesses worldwide to make sense of the emerging landscape, remain agile and convert objectives to real-world deployed solutions. Recent assignments include projects for Radio Telefís Éireann, BBC, Dubai Media Incorporated (DMI), Harris Broadcast and TMD. MJO Broadcast is part of MJO Communications Ltd.