Metus Solutions at Show TV / Haberturk / Bloomberg HT in Turkey

CINER Media Group’s Istanbul city centre production and post production centre has six studios and a total studio area of 1200 square metres. All cable routing and electronics are on one floor of the building allowing flexible operation with SDI and IT networks. This powerful infrastructure enables CINER Media Group to be at the cutting edge of technology and able to meet any diverse programme requirements. The technical team, lead by Mr Semih Kaya (General Manager Technical), has designed and implemented all the systems without outsourcing. There is tapeless operation over the whole system that is integrated with IT infrastructure. Network infrastructure is well planned for the whole building with a minimum of 1Gb Ethernet connection available for all workstations and a 10Gb backbone provides high capacity transfers in a non-blocking state. Multiple storage servers operate under DFS allowing users controlled access to necessary files with DFS user rights management.

To manage the tapeless workflow system, CINER Medya uses Metus MAM at the core, as its media asset management system. Metus MAM manages around 500 TB of content, which is used by producers, news managers, reporters and many other users from different departments in their production. Metus MAM can also track the video assets that are on the various editing suites, that are not imported to central archive, the so called dirty archive”. Files used in broadcast or production that have archive value are then imported into the archive project and moved to central storage by MAM. Comprehensive user rights management manages what materials each user has access to. Distributed architecture, allows the archive to span many volumes, storage systems and servers.

Metus MAM in CINER Medya, integrates with AirBox playout servers from PlayBox Technology, 8 of which are currently working in 1-1 redundant pairs. Multiple channels of Metus Ingest is used in the news monitoring room, for 7x24 recording of news feeds and other TV channels.

About CINER Media Group CINER Media Group is a part of CINER Group that aims to be the biggest group in Turkey and contributes to the economic, social and cultural development and future of Turkey. With entrepreneur spirit, CINER Group has created different working areas in different sectors. In a short time, CINER Group has built the one of the most important companies in Turkey. In 2002, the CINER Group took a giant step into the media sector and due to its popularity, started expanding in this field and is fast becoming one of the biggest groups in this sector with rapid investment and establishing new companies. And recently it licenses the right for Bloomberg in Turkey, creating BloombergHT channel.