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Leitch Provides NEXIO NewsNet to India's Sahara TV

Leitch's solutions key component of Sahara TV's upgrade (June 30, 2004)

Leitch Technology Corporation today announced that India's Sahara TV has selected additional Leitch equipment for its ongoing digital newsroom expansion, including the new NEXIO NewsNet newsroom solution.

This latest purchase will enhance the existing Leitch newsroom system at Sahara TV, which was installed during the station's initial digital newsroom launch in early 2003. The new installation will upgrade the existing Leitch server system to the new NEXIO server platform and includes 25 Leitch NEXIO servers featuring mirrored storage configuration and 38 NEXIO NewsFlash edit seats.

A core component of NewsNet, Leitch's NEXIO NewsFlash provides all editors with immediate and simultaneous access to ingested media for collaboration on news stories and the fastest turnaround for breaking news. The new system also includes Leitch's latest digital infrastructure solutions, including Integrator and Panacea routers; DPS-575 digital processing synchronizer; NEO Simplicity module; LogoMotion II system for branding and logo insertion; multiple SuiteView multi-source display processors; and the VelocityQ non-linear editing system to operate within the SAN storage environment. Leitch's NEXIO Pilot and CCS Navigator software will provide control and monitoring for the entire, integrated system.

"Leitch has long set the standard for industry expertise and customer support," said R.S. Chauhan, vice president of engineering, Sahara TV. "As a superior technical innovator, Leitch provides state-of-the-art solutions that feature multi-standard functionality, open interoperability, advanced software and user interfaces and rock-solid reliability for any future requirements."

"We have enjoyed a long relationship with Sahara TV and are very pleased that they have chosen to partner with us again on such a sizable expansion project," said Tim Thorsteinson, Leitch president and chief executive officer. "Leitch's NewsNet newsroom solution offers unique advantages in newsroom operational workflow, and we are confident Sahara TV's expanded facility will realize tremendous benefits from the streamlined workflow of a fully Integrated Content Environment."

About Sahara TV
Launched on 28th March 2000, Sahara TV is a 24-hour free-to-air Hindi entertainment satellite channel offering meaningful programs with a difference to over 40 million C & S (Cable and Satellite) households in India with added reach in over 66 countries. It has fully-equipped state-of-the-art studios in Noida and Mumbai, and its own playout and earth-station at Noida for direct up linking from India. Providing wholesome entertainment to the entire family, the channel has already won 29 nominations and 22 awards in a short span of two years. Sahara TV's Web address is

About Leitch
Leitch Technology is a 33-year global leader in the design and distribution of high-performance video systems for the professional television industry. Leitch offers the most extensible products and interoperable systems, enabling operations of any size to achieve a truly Integrated Content Environment. Leitch is the most trusted name for increasing performance and productivity through solutions that streamline workflow of content production, processing, transmission and management. With a sole focus on and commitment to the television industry, Leitch provides unparalleled customer support. (


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