Jordan Media City upgrades Playout with Pebble Marina

WEYBRIDGE, UK, 31 MARCH 2020: Leading playout automation and channel in a box specialist Pebble Beach Systems today announced that Jordan Media City (JMC) has ordered a significant expansion for the Marina automation solution at its Amman headquarters, expanding on its current Pebble Beach Systems solution already in place.
JMC was an early adopter of Pebble’s automation solutions, deploying a first generation Neptune automation system around 16 years ago. Having partially upgraded the playout of some of its channels to Marina in 2016, the broadcaster has now taken the decision to upgrade all 18 channels to Marina, due to go live this summer.
The system to be deployed is a 12 channel expansion to the current six channel HD/SD fully redundant playout system. This features automatic media management from a near line store and a DIVA archive, all of which is managed by the Marina enterprise level automation and content management application using a single database.

“We are proud to strengthen our partnership with JMC as they migrate all of their channels to Marina,” said Samir Isbaih, Pebble Beach Systems’ VP of Sales ME and APAC. “With more than 400 channels already on air in the MENA region, Marina is the most modern automation platform in the market and continues to transform the playout capabilities and the service agility of users. It continues to be actively developed and features a number of enhancements – including Arabic language support – which were specifically developed for the Middle East.”
Radi Alkhas, Managing Director of Jordan Media City said, “Our years of experience with Pebble Beach Systems’ technology and their responsive and knowledgeable team of engineers gave us the confidence to migrate all our channels from Neptune to the Marina platform. We look forward to continuing this excellent working relationship in the years to come.”

Pebble’s virtual CABSAT stand is open from 31st March to 2nd April. To make an appointment to speak with the Pebble experts click here
About Jordan Media City (JMC)
Jordan Media City is a state of art media service provider located in Amman as a free zone company, Making the best use of Jordan’s geographical location between Asia, Africa and Europe, JMC has become a regional hub for media organizations, providing Teleport, OTT services, Production, Technical and anti-piracy monitoring, Transmission facilities (SD, HD playout centre), AD-HOC fibre links to satellite and satellite to fibre, and internet connectivity with all Jordanian ISP providers. Visit www.jordanmediacity.com/ for more information.


Pebble Virtualises 2020 Tradeshow Presence

Delivering a solution to the cancellations of CABSAT and NAB, Pebble is setting up virtual stands to demonstrate its market leading automation and playout technology  
Weybridge, UK, 19th March 2020Pebble Beach Systems, the leading automation, content management and integrated channel specialist, is organising ‘virtual stands’ for CABSAT from 31 March to 2 April, and for NAB from 20-22 April 2020, with the aim of enabling the most important side of any trade show – open discussion.
Alison Pavitt, Marketing Manager, Pebble Beach Systems, said,

“Trade shows give us the opportunity to meet current customers and new contacts face to face, and sit with them to discuss their hopes and concerns for their playout operations as well as our views on where playout is heading. While we fully understand and support the need to postpone or cancel CABSAT and NAB 2020, one of Pebble’s key values is ‘Find a Solution’, so we are excited to recreate our stands online with exclusive access to our full team of experts, a first look at what our R&D team are working on, and video demonstrations of our latest innovations – all without the jet lag and sore feet.”

Pebble will showcase the latest enhancements and developments to its world-class automation and integrated channel solutions, demonstrating the latest in graphics capabilities. Integrated channel technology can hugely simplify the playout chain for broadcasters by delivering logistical, space and cost savings.
Pebble will also discuss the recent partnership with graphics specialist Vizrt to integrate the Viz Engine into its Dolphin and Orca, integrated playout solutions. The new Viz Engine software plug-in for Pebble’s Dolphin and Orca integrated channel devices enable broadcasters to improve best-of-breed real-time 3D graphics workflows.
Experts from Pebble will be available one-to-one to discuss the challenges, benefits and even the potential pitfalls of transitioning your operations to IP, demonstrating the company’s experience in deploying SDI, native 2110 and 2022-6/7 uncompressed IP, and compressed IP virtualised playout infrastructures around the world.
Pebble’s creative ‘Virtual Stand’ response to the postponements and cancellations of the key industry shows highlights the company’s commitment to always find a solution, and to serve the needs of broadcasters and media companies across the world.
To book an appointment for CABSAT, facilitated via Webex, please visit here
To book an appointment for NAB, facilitated via Webex, please visit here