FOX Selects Cisco Digital Stream Processing to Complete Transition to Digital Broadcasting and Support Network Affiliates
Equipment and Systems Provided by Cisco Offers Flexibility to Distribute and Splice National Digital Programming into Local Content
SAN JOSE, Calif. April 22, 2009 - Cisco announced today that the Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) is updating its national broadcast affiliate network by deploying the Cisco® Digital Content Manager (DCM) at its main Los Angeles location (FNC - LA) and at approximately 200 FOX affiliate stations across the United States. The Cisco ROSA® Network Management and Element Manager (EM) systems and the Cisco DCMs will help enable seamless switching (MPEG splicing) between local and national program feeds.
- The Cisco DCM delivers the ability to meet FCC-mandated service requirements including the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Program and System Information Protocol (PSIP) to support the transition to all digital broadcasting.
- The Cisco DCM offers improved graphic overlay capabilities including animated logos, text crawls and weather updates.
- The redundant system provides a primary and backup Cisco DCM at each FOX affiliate site for enhanced service reliability.
- Remote diagnostics performed by the Cisco ROSA Network and EM systems assist affiliates with rapid response/resolution with broadcast service delivery issues.
- "Service reliability and video quality are top priorities for FOX as we finalize our migration to an all-digital broadcast system," said Andrew G. Setos, President of Engineering for The Fox Group. "This new digital delivery platform delivers on our commitment to our local broadcast affiliates for flexibility and ease of use that is key to continue serving their communities with vital emergency information."
- "By integrating multiple functions into the Cisco end-to-end solution, we are helping our customers simplify operations and evolve their networks into medianets, equipped to accommodate increased video and interactive multimedia applications and services," said Brian Morris, vice president, global business development, for Cisco's Digital Media Networks business unit. "With the built in processing capability of the platform, the Cisco DCM is a powerful resource for broadcasters as they work toward the upcoming digital transition."
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- Cisco Digital Content Manager
- Cisco ROSA Network Management
- Cisco ROSA Element Manager
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