Injecting the airwaves with creative, praiseworthy entertainment shows such as Talentadong Pinoy, Pinoy Explorer, and cutting-edge news programs such as Aksyon and Pilipinas News, TV5 is the country’s most creative alternative television network. With its slew of awards and ever growing audience base,big stars such as Sharon Cuneta and Aga Muhlach have flocked to this new-upstart network, further establishing its image as a formidable Filipino broadcasting company.
Behind the scenes of the popular TV network’s rise in this demanding, 24/7 production environment is Hewlett-Packard (HP), the world’s largest technology firm. With its array of high-performance workstations, HP gives a strong backbone that supports the intense and time-bound requirements needed by the network.
Head of Post Production and Engineering of TV5 Armando Atienza Jr. shares his account of the huge boost using HP workstations provided for delivering their programs. “One of the key contributions to the recent successes of our network is the reliability and efficiency of our HP workstations. In our industry, it’s great to know that our tools can help make our programs a lot better,” he says.
Taking TV5 shows to new technology heights
From managing on-air delivery of programs such as Good Morning Cub to primetime hits like WilTime Bigtime, and powering monitoring systems, HP workstations deliver high-quality and on-time output for TV5. Through this, the station is able to keep operations round the clock with the least number of down times.
“When I first came to TV5, they were already using HP workstations. Through the years, the units have proven their efficiency. Up to now even as we acquired new hardware like HP Z800 workstations, the units we used back then are still working. Thanks to their reliability, our newsrooms and high-end editing newscutters that handle our iNews facilities run well-managed throughout our local stations nationwide,”” he said.
Combined with numerous features that further enhance TV5’s programs, HP workstations are able to give more savings for the network. By spending less on technical infrastructure and spending more on creating quality shows, TV5 is assured a winning streak for years to come.
“Our long-running ties with HP prove our confidence in the brand. We look forward to having an even better experience with their quality products so we can provide better service in turn for the Filipino people,” he said.