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Facilis has installed a multi-user shared storage system within a broadcast production facility in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Addis 9 march 2018One of the most advanced broadcast facilities in the region, Facilis has supplied a TerraBlock 24EX/16 64TB shared storage system to Ethiopian regional broadcaster, Addis Ababa State TV (aka, Addis Ababa City Government Mass Media Agency). Throughout the project Facilis worked closely with local channel partner Onset Media Systems.

Addis Ababa City Government Mass Media Agency is known as ‘the voice of the city’, operating Addis Lisan magazine and the Metropolitan Journal alongside its TV station. It broadcasts a mixture of news, current affairs and entertainment programmes over satellite and digital terrestrial broadcasts. To enhance its digital broadcast resources, Addis Ababa State TV appointed Onset Media Systems to design, build and commission a new digital workflow.

Onset Media Systems has placed Facilis shared storage at the heart of a complete new digital workflow which supports all of the company’s TV and radio production operations. The Facilis storage system was commissioned in September, and the new digital workflow will come online in the coming months.

The Facilis TerraBlock storage system provides a combination of Ethernet (10Gb) plus Fibre Channel (8Gb) connectivity. This advanced multi-user shared storage system is supporting a network of almost 100 editors and other creative production executives at Addis Ababa TV’s production headquarters.

“In Africa, we face a different set of challenges – both physical and economic – than you will find in Europe or North America,” said Jody Dresner, MD, commercial at Onset Media Systems. “Facilis TerraBlock is a proven, reliable storage platform that offers advanced capabilities with associated investment costs that are affordable to our clients – it is a real win-win scenario.”