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Indian international broadcaster Powervision TV has chosen Facilis Technology’s TerraBlock shared storage system to establish non-linear workflows.


powervisiontvThroughout this project, Facilis worked closely with its primary Indian channel partner, Wecom Global.

Established in 2010, Powervision TV is a satellite TV channel with its own studio complex and playout station based in Tiruvalla in Southern India’s Kerala State. The Powervision Channel is known for its Christian Devotional programmes, which are broadcast 24/7 in over 100 countries throughout Asia, Australia, Europe and America.

Wecom Global was recruited by Powervision TV to consult and assist with the channel’s transition from tape- to file-based workflows. The key drivers for this infrastructure upgrade were a need for increased speed, efficiency and productivity within its post-production and producer approval procedures.

Working closely with Powervision TV’s in-house engineering team, Wecom designed and integrated a workflow which sees a Facilis TerraBlock 24/EX12 32TB storage system supporting a network of eight Avid edit suites.

“After careful evaluation of several companies, we selected Wecom Global to assist us through this strategically important technology migration,” explained Bimal Ambrose, senior editor and technical manager at Powervision TV. “They advised that we install Facilis TerraBlock and their consultancy has proved valuable. The system was installed this June and the workflow has operated efficiently and reliably since day one.”