Master Control Services
Centralized Master Control
Master control center, media management, and business services for independent, small group, and public television broadcasters.
To provide the most efficient, reliable, cost effective central-casting service for the independent, small group and Public Television broadcaster.
To move your broadcast to a
state of the art system; with specific equipment assigned to your
specific air chain; with no capital expenditure on your part.
By eliminating capital expenditures
and reducing operational expenses, Westar Master Control Services allows your station to focus resources on the future and doing what you do best, growing viewers, advertising revenue and community involvement.
- 24/7 365 Multiplex HD & SD delivery
- Live event switching & Live insertion capabilities
- PSIP, EAS-CAP, CALM Act compliance
- Closed Caption & transmitter monitoring
- Miranda ITX system
- PSIP via Trivini
- Muxing via Harmonic’s Elektra system
- EAS via Digital Alert’s
- CALM Compliance & Audio
processing via Miranda
Traffic Media Management
Daily Traffic Log Development
Asking the Right Questions.
Making the Tough Decisions.
What are my annual maintenance and repair costs?
Your monthly broadcast stream, maintenance & repair
are also built into your monthly operating service fee.
Will I own my broadcast stream equipment?
While dedicated exclusively to your signal distribution,
the broadcast equipment employed in your service is
part of the larger master control facility.
How long does the on-boarding process take?
Once Engineering has approved the broadcast
signal chain & equipment has been ordered –
the build-out/light-up process takes approximately
What are the responsibilities of my operations?
Station operations remain responsible for all programming acquisition, coordination and episode scheduling.
Westar acquires and transcodes a stations approved
‘nearline’ programming (within two weeks of broadcast air). Station operations remain responsible for offline content storage. Westar is a tapeless facility.
Promo & Commerical Development
Westar will provide an FTP site for your station to upload local promos and commercials in a format that matches one standard.