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Gorilla Provides Tapeless Broadcast Solution for MundoFox, the New US Spanish Language TV Network Launched by Fox International Channels and RCN Television Group

2012/08/13

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TAIPEI, Taiwan. Gorilla Technology Inc., an independent software provider of content management solutions, is providing the tapeless workflow solution for MundoFox, a new Spanish language network launched today by Fox International Channels and RCN Television group of Colombia.

MundoFox leverages Gorilla’s end-to-end tapeless broadcast solution, Gorilla SilverBack, as the backbone of its television content management system. The solution gives MundoFox a highly efficient media operations platform, which eliminates the costs of tape-based transportation, storage and conversion, while streamlining production with a tapeless workflow and collaborative production and play-out environment.

“The launch of MundoFox is a milestone for the delivery of Spanish content in the US,” said Julio Sobral, Senior Vice President of Business Operations, MundoFox. “We chose Gorilla as our technology partner because of their leading expertise in media asset management, as well as their proven record in high-quality system design and fast project implementation.”

Gorilla SilverBack features a scalable design that lets MundoFox expand to meet future programming and business demands, while interoperability with hardware and software components from a range of 3rd-party vendors ensures the system is flexible enough to support new functionality as required.

Gorilla SilverBack offers MundoFox valuable breakthroughs in their operations: 

  • Provides a means to easily archive and utilize MundoFox content, allowing maximization of the network’s assets.
  • Offers a unified web-based environment for content repurposing and approval management, for both short-form promos and long-form programs, enabling editors and producers to collaborate in highly efficient ways to generate new content. At the same time saving costs by reducing the need for traditional non-linear editing suites.
  • Improves staff response times and efficiency, by allowing access to content to anyone across the entire network via an easy-to-use web browser interface, with access authorization and security control.
  • Supports a range of third party components, enabling Gorilla to integrate and add value to MundoFox existing infrastructure as well as add future functionality.
  • Prepares MundoFox for expansion into a larger implementation, such as an increase in the number of channels or by building a digital distribution center for multiple broadcast sites and new media.

A key requirement from MundoFox was the rapid roll-out of the Gorilla system in time for a US summer launch. The MundoFox project reflects Gorilla’s consistent record on solution delivery, including the 2008 launch of the National Geographic Music Channel in Italy, and the multi-site European roll-out of Gorilla’s media asset management and archiving platform for Fox International Channels in 2010 and 2011. The implementation time for the MundoFox project was less than three months.

“Our continuing partnership with Fox International Channels is based on several key factors, including product innovation, superior design quality and fast system implementation,” said Dr. Spincer Koh, CEO of Gorilla. “The launch of the MundoFox channel continues our record of success for delivering content management systems that add huge value to our partners’ operations.”

About MundoFox

MundoFox is a joint venture between Fox International Channels (FIC), News Corporation’s international multi-media business, and RCN, the leading Latin American television network and production company belonging to Organización Ardila Lülle (OAL). Together, FIC and RCN currently reach over 1.2 billion households worldwide with primetime comedies, dramas and daytime series, as well as factual, sports and lifestyle programming. Additionally, both operate and program cable networks and twenty-four-hour global news channels. The new network, headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, will launch in August of 2012.

For more information, visit MundoFox online at http://www.mundofox.tv/.

About Gorilla

With over 10 years’ experience in developing digital content technology, Gorilla offers a range of robust products and customized tapeless workflow solutions for broadcast TV, media companies and media facilities; intelligent video surveillance solutions featuring analytics for enterprise business surveillance; and network intelligence and forensics for telecommunications and web service industries.

Scalable modules built on an open architecture ensure streamlined workflows for the capture, analysis, archiving, storage, repurposing, production, and distribution of valuable unstructured assets, whether video, audio, or other forms of content. For more information please visit our website or contact one of our dedicated sales professionals. www.gorilla-technology.com

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