|July 8, 2021
X-Pert Multimedia Solutions, a leading broadcast software developer, is implementing a large-scale broadcasting project together with Milano Media Broadcast (MMBTV), a global satellite service provider. The project started nearly two years ago and covers 42 channels.
The main challenge of the project was the numerous channels that needed a fully automated, redundant, reliable, and uninterrupted 24/7 broadcasting process.
X-Pert Multimedia Solutions provided both software and hardware for the project and the channels.
24 SD channels, 9 HD channels, and 9 backup channels are configured and packed with X-Pert Playout, our playout automation solution, and X-Pert Graphics, our graphics manager. These 42 channels are located on 14 servers. The multi-channel per server option (3 channels per server) provides the needed operability and reliability at a significantly lower price.
The management servers are equipped with X-Pert Playout Control, which enables a remote web interface for monitoring, control, and playlist preparation. X-Pert Backup Supervisor and X-Pert IP Switch ensure seamless backup handling when needed.
The quality of the content is guaranteed from the beginning of the broadcast process via X-Pert Quality Check, our control analysis and assessment of media quality solution.
In the center of the whole TV workflow are two redundant storages: a Windows-based master storage, and a Linux-based backup storage.
The broadcast process continuity is guaranteed through redundancy on every level – on a content/storage level, on a network level, on Playout and Graphics level. This redundancy model lowers to a minimum the probability of system failures and ensures 24/7 automated broadcasting.
In addition, X-Pert Multimedia Solutions provides quick and thorough support and ongoing development services, which ensure the entire platform is up-to-date and continuously evolving with new features.
“The high-quality products tier and the “non-common” technical support skill and availability, were the main reasons why we decided to lean towards X-Pert Multimedia Solutions as an ideal technical partner on this project,” said Luca Bondini, CEO of MMBTV. “Broadcasting market is a dynamic process under constant evolution and the X-Pert team and products provide the necessary level of customization that is the real added value for the solutions required by clients.”
“What we made together with our partner MMBTV could be implemented in every multi-channel operator’s facility and data center, no matter whether it’s a small one or a big one. The whole structure of the process could be customized to the requirements of the client in order to guarantee the redundancy of the broadcast process at an affordable price,” explained Ludmil Kushinov, CEO of X-Pert Multimedia Solutions.
About Milano Media Broadcast (MMBTV)
Milano Media Broadcast was founded in 2013, after the spin-off from Milano Teleport (VSAT Operator). MMB TV offers a comprehensive range of services, particularly in audio-video contents Aggregation, Distribution through “Multi-Platform” in the broadcasting market, thanks to its “Playout Center” in Germany, linked to the rest of the world via OTT, Lease lines, and Satellite Backhauling/DTH.