One of Spain’s largest film and television conglomerates, Vertice 360 provides playout of a global entertainment brand’s channels in Spain and Portugal. The new disaster recovery and archiving facility has been specially commissioned and dedicated to these channels, and is Vertice 360’s first DR center.
Vertice 360‘s installation of Vector MultiPlay for disaster recovery is fully integrated with Harris automation and a Front Porch Digital Diva system, to provide multi-channel like-for-like replication of the main service, in both SD and HD. Located remotely from Vertice 360’s main facility in Madrid, the disaster recovery system uses duplicate playlists and content files stored in a backup archive, which is kept synchronized with the main content store.
“The Vector 3 MultiPlay system provides all the playout automation functionality that we need to guarantee seamless continuity for the channels if the main facility fails or requires maintenance,” said . “The full replication of the master control operation, together with channel branding and archiving, means that this new multichannel DR system can take over instantly with a completely identical service.”
Grupo Vitelsa provided the integration services for the DR and archiving facility, working closely with Vector 3 to meet a demanding schedule and the challenge of integrating the new facility with the main site’s infrastructure, without disrupting the live broadcast schedule. Custom development for the project achieved a tight integration with the Diva and Harris systems used by Vertice 360.
Vector MultiPlay is Vector 3’s system for multichannel broadcasting applications, combining the flexible benefits of IT-based technology with the on-air reliability broadcast engineers demand. Scalable channel-by-channel to any size of operation, MultiPlay renders the traditional master control room obsolete by minimizing the need for video equipment.
“MultiPlay is an exceptional platform for multichannel broadcasting either in the main facility or – as at Vertice 360 – for a complete replication of the channels in a backup facility,” said Glyn Bartlett, Head of Sales for Vector 3. “Vertice 360’s new DR system provides the failsafe service that broadcasters require for their premium channels.”
About Vertice 360
Vertice Trescientos Sesenta Grados SA (Vertice 360), based in Spain, is a subsidiary of Avntiz Group and is primarily engaged in the production, post-production and distribution of audiovisual products. It also provides professional services and rents technical equipment. The company is parent to a number of controlled entities such as Telson, Videoreport, Norto Films, Manga Films, Telespan and other subsidiaries.
About Vector 3
Vector 3 (vector3.tv) develops high performance IT-based broadcast systems. Combining fault-tolerant playout automation, multiformat videoservers with built-in graphics and effects, and all the tools for managing a file-based workflow, Vector 3 systems meet the most demanding requirements for multichannel playout, channel branding, commercial insertion, local programming, and disaster recovery. Over more than twenty-five years, Vector 3 has pioneered the introduction of IT into broadcast operations, achieving many industry firsts including the first frame accurate PC-based automation system, the first PC-based video server, the first format-agnostic video server, and the first distributed multichannel IT-only playout system. Supported by a global network of system integrators, Vector 3’s solutions are used around the world by more than a thousand broadcasters, for multi-site multichannel broadcasting, single-channel operation, and business continuity.