Cable Operators

Outdoor Channel Reaches for Leitch

2/24/2005 5:09 AM Eastern

The Outdoor Channel will use Leitch Technology Corp.’s “NEXIO” HD-server platform for its Outdoor Channel 2 HD network, slated for a July launch.

The vendor said NEXIO features a centralized shared-storage system with 16 146-gigabyte drives and includes the “NEXIO Playlist” event sequencer; “Instant Online,” which conforms proxy edits for immediate transmission or finishing on the craft editor; “Ingest Control Manager,” a work-flow application that offers broadcasters control of ingest processes without the expense of full station automation; and “NEXIO Pilot,” which provides remote control and diagnostics of NEXIO servers and network-attached devices.

“The NEXIO platform clearly provides The Outdoor Channel a most robust architecture with which to grow our operations for years to come,” Outdoor vice president of technical operations Gene Brookhart said in a prepared statement.