Digital Broadcast Introduces MediaFire for Instant Transfer of Syndicated Programming from Pathfire™


Syndicated media transfers directly from Pathfire™ and is ready to air from MediaFire Server

Gainesville, FL, September 6, 2004 – Digital Broadcast, a premier provider of automated newsroom and master control equipment for television broadcast, today announced the introduction of its MediaFire Broadcast Server. Using VDCP protocol and a direct interface with Pathfire™, MediaFire can instantaneously receive and air syndicated programming from the Pathfire™ server.

Programming received via satellite into the Pathfire™ server is transferred automatically to the MediaFire. There it can be aired from the MediaFire, using MediaFire’s integral automation, or it can be controlled by an external automation system for playback.

The transfer time from the Pathfire™ server to the MediaFire is nearly instantaneous and the syndicated material is already prepped and ready to air. There is no need to segment the programming or transfer it to baseband for processing.

Available with two or four outputs, MediaFire can play two to four programs simultaneously or, if using the integrated playback automation, it can transfer programs while concurrently playing to air. MediaFire is offered with 100 – 200 hours of RAID storage.

The MediaFire is an expansion of the previously introduced technology developed with Pathfire™ that provides the means to automatically move news content directly to Digital Broadcast’s NewsBank News Servers. There the files can be edited in native MPEG-2 format and sent directly to air, retaining master file quality and avoiding any file degradation.

About Digital Broadcast

DIGITAL BROADCAST, headquartered in Gainesville, Florida, offers a premier line of digital editing and automation control products for a broad range of applications within the broadcast television industry, including news editing and playback, ad insertion, infomercials/ local origination and programming. Its MediaFire and NewsBank product lines include frame-accurate, long GOP MPEG-2 and DV editing software, video servers and automated control systems. Additional information can be found at www.digitalbcast.com.