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SGL Announces Major FlashNet Archive Installation at CNBC Asia and CNBC Europe

SGL Announces Major FlashNet Archive Installation at CNBC Asia and CNBC Europe

15th March, 2016

SGL, a leading provider of content archive and storage management software for media and entertainment, has announced that CNBC Asia and CNBC Europe have installed FlashNet, SGL’s sophisticated and scalable content management system. Both facilities are operated by Singapore-headquartered CNBC subsidiary CNBC International, which is wholly owned by NBCUniversal.

The installations at the headquarters of CNBC Asia in Singapore and CNBC Europe in London are identical. SGL FlashNet is fully integrated with Grass Valley’s GV STRATUS production suite and manages a SpectraLogic T680 tape library. Access to the SGL archive is transparent via Grass Valley’s toolset. The CNBC Asia project is part of a major upgrade whilst the installation at CNBC Europe provides a completely new archive environment.

The combined SGL and Grass Valley solution enables operators to work collaboratively and accomplish tasks in parallel. It also allows full support for GXF partial file restore; a critical feature for Grass Valley customers. Editors can select clips for archive or restore from the SGL archive via GV STRATUS and can also view low-res proxies of material held in the archive, and mark in and out points to restore just part of the clip.

These installations provide CNBC Asia and CNBC Europe with efficient storage management services that grow with the facility. The seamless integration of Grass Valley’s GV STRATUS production tools and the SGL FlashNet archive provides operators with a simplified toolset with easy-to-understand workflow rules. Configured into a collaborative production environment, the workflows provide media organisations such as CNBC Asia and CNBC Europe with all the tools necessary to plan, create, publish and archive their media.

Donald Li, Director of Sales APAC, SGL.