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M-Net says that it is putting in Avid ISIS technology for its Supersport production facilities. The deployment is expected to be completed by early December, and to go on air after staff training is completed.

Spescom Media IT is providing the equipment, installation and training for this extensive project, which will initially handle the Supersport channel's production, and then be extended to cover storage and post-production for other M-Net and Multichoice channels.

  M-Net has a relationship with Spescom Media IT, a specialist supplier of advanced TV equipment and systems, which has previously deployed solutions for flagship programming, such as Big Brother and Survivor SA.

  "To maintain the high quality of its productions, M-Net has chosen the Avid technology that we supply as the best way forward," says Sean du Toit, GM of Spescom Media IT. "Apart from the solution's capacity for handling live feeds and editing, it is also very cost-effective, and locally supported by our expert staff.

  "The new technology has exceptional scalability and it will be ready for use with high-definition TV (HDTV) transmissions which will be introduced to meet international standards for the 2010 World Cup soccer event in SA.”