TV1 Upgrades Content Delivery

TV1 take on Aspera and Telestream

April 20, 2011

This year TV1 have updated their workflow to allow for automated digital delivery and desktop editing.

They invested in Aspera Connect – a new age file transportation application together with Telestream Episode Engine. Digistor put together this integrated solution to allow TV1’s suppliers to upload shows from the US whilst it’s the middle of the night here in Australia and then for them to be automatically transcoded. Aspera Connect is used to transfer the media then once the transfer is complete, Telestream’s Episode Engine grabs the file and transcodes  it to TV1’s editorial format ready for when the editors arrive in the morning.

TV1TV1’s Promo team were also looking to speed up production by taking away the “cue up” factor from their edit suites. This has been achieved by moving towards a desktop based editing system. The stand alone edit suites mean promo producers no longer need to book time on the edit suites but they can edit directly at their desk. This has been so efficient it has freed up an edit suite to be used as a dedicated finishing suite using Avid Symphony.

“With the Automation now in place for suppliers to send programs to us and have them actually “ready to edit” when I get to my desk in the morning we can finally have some peace of mind. It also gives us more time in the edit suite to make editorial decisions rather than waiting for files to be FTP’d and hoping we can use them when they arrive.” said John Fischer, TV1’s Senior Editor.

We know that we have put ourselves in a good position for moving forward with Aspera and Telestream.”

Creative Director, Will Usic

Creative Director, Will Usic said, "We know that we have put ourselves in a good position for moving forward with Aspera and Telestream. They compliment our Avid workflow and as we grow we know those products can be scaled to fill our needs. With the industry moving more and more towards tapeless for sending and receiving content we are confident we’ve already got the in house know how and support from Digistor to keep us ahead of the competition – Bewdy!"

With Foxtel also having recently also taken up Aspera for their content delivery, it looks set to become the industry standard.

Products Supplied and integrated by Digistor

Aspera Connect

Aspera Connect

Telestream Episode

Telestream Episode Engine


Avid Symphony Nitris Ds

Avid Media Composer