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RTVE Spain Selects Marquis’ Medway for Network Access to Historical Archives

22 April 2014

Marquis Broadcast, specialist in content workflows and media integration software, has announced Spanish public broadcaster, RTVE Spain, has purchased Marquis’ integration solution, Medway, through distributor Telefonica (TSA) to allow network access to its historical archives. Medway which is currently being installed at RTVE’s Prado, Torrespaña and Barcelona facilities will allow content to be restored and transferred from particular archives and be imported directly into the Avid Interplay editing system. The system will also enable content produced by the editing systems to be exported back to the local archive for later use by RTVE’s other systems.

“RTVE was looking for a solution that enabled remote access to the contents of its central Historical Archive from each of its main sites on either side of Madrid,” explains Simon Fearn, product manager, Marquis Broadcast. “Previously, the archives were not connected and Medway will now be used to integrate the movement of media and metadata in and out of the AVID and other component systems.

“The solution will also overcome the complexity of interfacing with disparate systems from Tedial and ARCA which manage the Archive and the Media and Asset Management as well as the Avid Interplay based editing systems,” continues Fearn. “We will also supply a new “Medway Monitoring” application which will allow the status of the various systems and the progress of transfers to be monitored from a single application, from a web page on local and remote sites.”

The main Medway features which RTVE will use include Multi-Site Media and Metadata Integration functionality. Media exports from the archive systems (ARCA via Tedial) triggering archive media restore for a chosen destination site. Medway then moves the content to the destination site, converts metadata from source format for use in Avid, imports media to Avid ISIS, imports metadata to Interplay and sends progress feedback to Tedial. In addition, editors can export media from Interplay and Medway can prepare metadata for use in ARCA.

“Medway is a sophisticated software tool kit with a reputation for delivering a seamless and cost-effective integration between leading broadcast content applications,” confirms Fearn. “Medway will now allow full media and metadata integration between RTVE’s sites’ archives and editing systems.”