Senior Ingest Transmission Controller Jobs in Doha at التلفزيون العربي

Title: Senior Ingest Transmission Controller

Company: التلفزيون العربي

Location: Doha

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Senior Ingest Transmission Controller


Doha, Qatar


Full Time





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As a Senior Ingest/TX Controller you will be responsible for the playlist continuity of Alaraby channels, making sure playlists are running smoothly, in close partnership with our Scheduling Dept.

TX/Playout is the final point of the broadcast chain prior to distribution, so those in transmission have ultimate control of the channel output. You should ensure that the Alaraby channels are ON AIR without interruption minimizing loss of broadcast services by rapidly identifying and implementing alternative methods to restore them.

You will handle the daily communication within the Playout (e.g. playlist deliveries/updates, live transmission preparation, graphic scheduling etc.).

You will also be responsible for reviewing all programmes and commercial content prior to broadcast (QC – quality control) and must ensure it meets with technical broadcast standards as well as rules set down by Alaraby. In addition, as Ingest controller, will be responsible for ingesting, previewing and verifying file transfers of on-air content to the main playout storage and remote stations.

Demonstrable skills in broadcast equipment and technologies including several or all of the following:

TX/Playout Automation System, video servers, CTX Video Mixer, TX output chain

File-based technologies and their implementation in a broadcast environment

Broadcast IT Software Application including Media Asset Management and Traffic/Scheduling Systems

Editing facilities and post-production suites

Video Routers, Multiviewers and Glue items

Talkback; KVM system

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

Processing daily schedules and investigating missing items, liaising with internal and external clients to obtain and process material as required

Ensure the modification of on-air playlists as needed, including last-minute changes, to ensure setup and execution of on-air elements

Follow the program log to ascertain when the program will be recorded and aired

Manage the automation warnings process

Monitor automated workflows using the MAM platform, intervening as required for manual processes and dealing with exceptions requiring manual handling/processing

Ensure maintenance of online playout storage and maintain regular housekeeping of relevant systems, according to Alaraby standard operating procedures

Manage and respond to any technical issues performing emergency restoration procedures of the transmissions

Ingest, preview and verify file transfers of on-air content to multiple remote stations verifying and supplementing existing metadata

Transfer material from the video server to archive

Supervise TX/RX feeds ensuring the on-air presence of the channels at all times and monitor all assigned station return feeds to ensure quality and continuity

Processing the required tasks (including broadcast file management, registration, QC and database administration) according to current priorities

QA and a video and audio spot check of HD/SD movies as well as spot check of promos

Communicating issues that may affect the output of any channel to relevant parties and reacting to any potential issues in an effective manner

Skills Required:

A good understanding of IT networking infrastructures, file-based technologies and their implementation in a …

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