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TV5 Chooses Front Porch Digital for Broadcast Archive Management

New DIVArchive installation marks entry into Montreal broadcast market (March 08, 2006)

Front Porch Digital (FPD), the Broadcast & Media Division of Incentra Solutions, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ICNS - News), today announced that Sette Ltée has purchased a DIVArchive system as part of a TV5 Monde DIVArchive installation located on Settes premises in Montreal. The facility will act as a disaster recovery site for TV5 Monde. Sette Ltée is the third Front Porch customer in Canada, and the first in Montreal. Front Porch partner Toronto/Montreal-based Applied Electronics was the systems integrator for the project.

The new DIVArchive installation will deploy with 10 TB of disk capacity. Content will be delivered to the site from a Grass Valley Profile server in Paris to a Profile server in Montreal, using the Thomson UIM gateway as the send and receive mechanism. The entire system will operate under SGT automation as the control layer initiating archives between Paris and Montreal.

About Sette Limited

Since 1979, Sette has offered a wide range of television related services in Montreal, including standards conversion and duplication, DVD and CD-ROM conversion and duplication, encoding for video-on-demand, closed captioning, film subtitling, video description, television channel broadcasting, and ground-based and satellite transmission links. For additional information:  

About Applied Electronics Limited

Applied Electronics offers a complete range of products and services for the Canadian television industry from newsroom production, automation systems, studio production, master control room facilities, cameras, and large production mobiles to post-production technology for film and audio.  

With technical expertise as system integrators and a proven track record, Applied Electronics has engineered end-to-end turnkey broadcast and post-production facilities from base building design through to product installation and system training. They have also designed and installed full facilities in every Olympics since Atlanta for their international clients as well as numerous other high-profile special events.

Applied Electronics also specializes in providing intricate presentation technology and in-depth services from conceptual design through to finished product installation and systems commissioning of control room facilities, auditoriums, legislative and council chambers, educational and training rooms, executive boardrooms, videoconferencing facilities, and public display environments.  

Applied Electronics is headquartered in Mississauga (Toronto), Ontario and operates offices in Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton, and Vancouver. The company was founded in 1958 and today, it is Canadas largest broadcast equipment and solutions supplier and integrator in terms of sales, systems design, integration, after-sale service, and technical support. 

About TV5

TV5 is the worlds foremost Francophone television network. It broadcasts in more than 203 countries, reaching 164 million households worldwide. Thanks to the concerted efforts and funding provided by five governments (France, Switzerland, French-speaking Community of Belgium, Canada, and the Government of Quebec), the TV5 international French-language television network has experienced remarkable growth since its beginnings in 1984. The Ivory Coast, Senegal, and Cameroon act as government partners within TV5. The network is managed by two operators: TV5 Monde in Paris, which manages the signal over Europe, Africa, Asia, the United States, Latin America, and the Orient; and TV5 Québec Canada in Montreal, which manages the Québec Canada signal.  

About Front Porch Digital

Front Porch Digital is the broadcast and media division of Incentra Solutions, Inc. (, a provider of complete IT & storage management solutions to broadcasters, enterprises and managed service providers worldwide. Front Porch Digital provides total digital archive management and transcoding solutions and is the market leader in delivering unique software, services and integrated hardware solutions for digital archive management to broadcasters and media companies worldwide. For additional information visit

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