Harris Broadcast Delivers Custom Automated Graphics Solution to TVSN for Expansion into New Zealand
TVSN, a leading home shopping channel for Australia and New Zealand, has selected Harris Broadcast’s graphics automation solution. Deployed with the launch of TVSN’s localized New Zealand channel in August, the custom graphics automation solution interfaces with TVSN’s enterprise resource planning system to serve multiple master control facilities with a single graphics operator.
“By enhancing our existing Harris Broadcast graphics solution, we are able to develop the competitive edge necessary to expand into New Zealand,” said Nick Pigot, general manager television, TVSN. “By working closely with the Harris Broadcast team, we have deployed a custom, comprehensive automation solution that improves operational efficiency and integrates closely with our existing systems. The result is a boost in productivity, allowing a single operator to manage multiple markets from one console and to focus on TVSN’s production and commercial goals.”
Using Microsoft .Net technology, Harris Broadcast built a custom system on its graphics platform with RTX plug-ins, which seamlessly links to TVSN’s inventory system to allow the operator to make decisions on which graphic templates are required. This enables the automation to complete stock levels and pricing instantly and automatically. Built on open IT standards, the system provides graphics for all of TVSN’s outputs.
“Working closely with the TVSN team to develop an integrated solution that meets their rapid growth plans has been a terrific opportunity for Harris Broadcast,” said Joe Khodeir, senior vice president for sales and service, Harris Broadcast. “The Harris Broadcast customer-first approach is responsive to local requirements, delivering tailored solutions where required. Our customized TVSN deployment illustrates this approach and commitment to meet the precise needs of our customers.”