Television Nacional de Uruguay (TNU), is the most recent adopter of SI Media’s .YES! platform installing the company’s next generation Linux based software and implementing Matrox SDI I/O DSX LE4 boards in Dell servers.
Working in close partnership with systems integrator BVS (Argentina), SI Media technicians both remotely and on site, have been busy during March and continuing into April. The project is the result of the award of an international public tender issued by the Uruguayan public broadcaster in 2019.
TNU is the national Uruguayan television, owned by the Ministry of Education and Health. The first broadcast was in 1963. TNU now broadcasts a wide variety of programs, including television news, documentaries, movies, cartoons and cooking shows.
TNU purchased SI Media Media Asset Management, two fully redundant MCR Playout Automation systems with clone backups, four baseband ingest channels as well as the complete newsroom computer system including Studio Automation.
The installed NRCS at TNU includes social media content sharing, both for input and for output: generating and publishing stories from social media. With additional support of iMediaNewsClient, the SI Media App (IOS and Android) allows the journalist to start writing the story, shooting videos, taking photos and attaching them to their press report and finally transferring all data directly to the central archive.
Another key point of the installation will be to integrate .YES! with 3rd party HSM software and with Vizrt graphics system.
Despite the critical health situation that so many countries are facing this year, SI Media steps up to the challenge, embracing remote technology and completing the tasks to meet installation, setup and commissioning deadlines.