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Since the dawn of digital television in the UK in the nineties, when we launched our first fully server-based playout suite, Playout has remained at the core of the ABS proposition.

Our inaugural pod, with a capacity to host eight TV channels, was very rapidly populated by entrepreneurial broadcasters who recognised the massive benefits of the digital revolution, in terms of both affordability and speed of response in getting a channel live on air.

Since then we have grown and remained at the leading edge throughout the myriad of changes in both hardware and software that have given life to the multi-channel, multi-format, multi-lingual broadcast environment today.

To test your own understanding of all the changes in playout possibilities that we can weave into your channel today, we invite you to take our the ABSolute Playout Test which we will be running over the next few months to coincide with the launch of our new playout suite in Unit 11.

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Hear what Sass Jahani has to say about HD Playout technology.

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abs awardsThe ABS Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Gerry Zierler at AVTA last Saturday. The prestigious award was presented by Sass Jahani, MD of ABS accompanied by The Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP and Karishma Jc. Gerry, the Chief Exec of Zierler Media and ZMTV has spent a lifetime in the Media and Broadcast industry having started as a DJ on Pirate Radio and eventually sitting on the Broadcasting Authorities’ Committees controlling ad content and standards.


Broadcast Management SystemABSolute Broadcast Management System’s unique automation software can create whatever series links you need without you having to worry.

While ABSolute BMS can automatically assign links, you can still edit them manually. You keep final control of what is linked to what. Find out more.


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Meet the team

Our in-house ABS Academy operates an initiative widely recognised in the industry as a market leader in respect of staff training.

ABS’s policy of recruiting graduate level (or equivalent) staff on an Equal Opportunities basis, has ensured that we have one of the most diverse and highly qualified team of Technicians and Supervisors in the broadcast industry.

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The ABSolute
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gives content owners and their clients complete control.

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ABS Global Coverage

ABS has a large BT delivered MPLS network, as well as connectivity to other major fibre providers, giving us super-fast connections to uplinkers for the satellite transmission coverage illustrated. Connectivity is currently available at ABS to BT Tower, Arqiva Newman Street, Arqiva Chalfont Grove, Globecast and Genesis. Material can also be transcoded via carbon coder and sent on the broadband network via Exponential-e which has Connectivity to all major data centres around the world.

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