Basingstoke, UK (August 11, 2005)–Harris Corporation has announced that it has won an important contract to supply Danish Broadcasting Corporation (known as DR) with Harris’ revolutionary H-Class Broadcast Presentation Manager (BPM), a next-generation play-out automation application. H-Class is Harris’ new end-to-end Content Delivery Platform.
A world first, the H-Class BPM will be installed in DR’s new television and radio broadcast centre in ÿrestad, one kilometer south of Copenhagen’s city center and close to the new ÿresund Bridge link to Sweden. DR is moving from multiple sites around Copenhagan to a centralized, purpose-built center. The construction of the new broadcast center is one of the largest single projects undertaken by a Danish national broadcaster in the last 20 years.
DR project manager Bo Stubbergaard Hansen said, “This is an exciting time in DR’s history. It is absolutely vital that we have the ability to migrate our existing media asset management system and other databases, as well as take advantage of the automation and playout benefits.”
The H-Class delivery platform enables broadcasters and content providers the means to integrate disparate processes into a single, modular system that handles all content management and delivery enterprise-wide from creation to consumption. Because H-Class is based on open standards and is network-, content- and service-agnostic, content providers like DR can use the entire platform as an end-to-end platform, or deploy separate solutions and applications in order to upgrade their existing infrastructure. In this case DR decided to purchase the BPM Play-out Automation application and Schedule Manager, a distributed, secure, multi-user configurable tool that enables offline or online editing of play-out schedules.
Harris is working with German systems integrator BFE (BFE Studio und Medien Systems GmbH) for design, installation and integration of a server-based, network integrated platform for play-out to support radio, Internet, broadcast and television.
Harris, Mediagenix, Dalet and Omneon will provide a fully automated, software-controlled production system that is linked to a redundant server and play-out system.