AETN UK, the London-based broadcaster behind channels Bio, Crime & Investigation, History and Military History has moved to a tapeless digital workflow.

Avid Elite reseller Altered Images worked with the broadcaster, supplying and installing an Avid Interplay asset management solution, an Anystream agility system and Avid ISIS storage along with upgrades to its Avid Media Composer edit suites.

Project manager at Altered Images, Brian Cutts, oversaw the installation. He said the open plan set up at AETN UK was a challenge as Altered Images had to make sure the day-to-day operation remained undisturbed.

“Our team ended up housing the broadcast equipment in three full size acoustic racks,” he said.

“This helped significantly reduce the noise from the servers and storage blades. We also had to reinforce the flooring and secure dedicated power supplies to protect AETN UK’s investment.”

The project was completed in December and now provides an end-to-end tapeless workflow for all of AETN UK’s broadcast content throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa.