Outdoor Channel Goes HD with Harris

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The Outdoor Channel will use Harris Corp.’s automation solutions for its new Outdoor Channel 2 HD network, scheduled to launch July 1.

The programmer will use Harris’ “ADC-100” automation system for management and playout of content, as well as control of the integration of promotional announcements, interstitials and logos.

The “Harris Air Client” provides broadcast operators with a dedicated interface to the device server, allowing flexibility in on-air control and giving operators the ability to receive real-time updates and to streamline basic functions.

And the “Harris Media Client” will enable the programmer to oversee the cataloging, dubbing and timing of material for playout.

“This system answers a very fundamental question for us: How to most efficiently organize our programming, promotional and commercial segments in order to maximize revenues," TOC vice president of operations Gene Brookhart said in a prepared statement. "In addition to handling HD automation perfectly and flawlessly, the capabilities in this system allow us to better allocate our staff resources."