Telekom Slovenije is a comprehensive communications service provider in Slovenia. It is recognised as the leader in the introduction and connection of new generations of mobile and fixed communication services, system integration and cloud computing services and multimedia content. Telekom Slovenije is part of Telekom Slovenije Group which is also a major player in the competitive Slovenian media and content provider market. Having identified broadcast as a key new sector, the organization focussed on putting together a state of the art system which would provide a reliable and modern platform from which they could build the business and launch Planet TV. Bine Lebeničnik, Services Director at Telekom Slovenije, confirmed
A key requirement was that the solution should provide a high level of automation to enable us to minimize both human error and manpower costs as far as possible and to give us the flexibility we need going forward.
Once we had defined the architecture we wanted, we visited a number of European broadcasters to view the proposed technology in action and speak to the operators. The selection of the automation system was fundamental to the project so we made that our starting point, and having examined the alternatives we concluded that Pebble Beach Systems’ Marina was the best choice and delivered the tools we needed.
After a successful launch, Planet TV was subsequently sold to Antenna TV SL, with Telekom Slovenije retaining technical responsibility for the channel.
Marina handles ingest, content management and playout for the broadcaster. Content is ingested from live feeds via a Ross router, or from tape, and then encoded onto main and backup Omneon servers. File-based content can also be delivered from 3rd party commercials providers, with Marina detecting its arrival and automatically applying a set of pre-defined workflows rules before transferring it into Omneon servers for final visual QC review and playout.
The system also incorporates a MISTV traffic system, Ross graphics, and Quantel and Octopus newsroom solutions.