Iroquois, ON, Canada – October 6, 2011- Australia’s Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) has selected Ross OverDrive to automate production of SBS’s national newscasts. Ross local business partner Techtel will design, supply and install a complete production system including Ross OverDrive, Vision Production Switcher and other 3rd party equipment.
OverDrive will include new enhancements specially developed for SBS that provides a high level of dynamic system redundancy with mirrored systems, parallel signal paths and virtually instantaneous changeover to ensure uninterrupted operation.
“We are excited to work closely with SBS to provide enhancements that will benefit SBS as well as many of our other OverDrive clients.” Said David Ross, CEO Ross Video “Since acquiring Codan Broadcast last year, and adding R&D, manufacturing, sales and support in Australia it is gratifying to see a continued increase in our business down under.”
SBS was founded on the belief that all Australians, regardless of geography, age, cultural background or language skills should have access to high quality, independent, culturally-relevant Australian media. The multiple language programs available through SBS Television, Radio and Online ensure that all Australians, including the estimated three million Australians who speak a language other than English in their homes, are able to share in the experiences of others, and participate in public life. The quality of our programs and the multiplicity of our viewpoints come from the freedom we have to draw on the best of all cultures for our programming.