Purpose : As an MCR Technician, you should ensure that the Alaraby channels are ON AIR without interruption minimizing loss of broadcast services at times of equipment failure by rapidly identifying and implementing alternative methods to restore them.
You will be also responsible for managing the successful delivery for scheduled production and transmission video signals to concerned parties.
Day to day duties will focus on the acquisition of live feeds and recorded media via Satellite, Fibre and IP technology.
You should ensure the operational stability for the delivery of both, Alaraby channel to viewers and contribution incoming to the station.
Main Duties & Responsibilities :
Manage Control of the channel Off Air and escalation process with DTH providers
Effectively receive and record contribution feeds (Live 2way / Tape feed) and Live programs via Satellite, MPLS, CDN, Fibre and 3G-4G cellular devises such as TVU
Make sure the quality of the transmission is up to Alaraby TV standards
Maintaining the quality of receiving feeds according to Alaraby’s quality standards
Minimize troubleshooting time to the minimum to avoid any failure or delay
Identify faults and take immediate preventative action to restore traffic
Reacting to MCR system failures in an appropriate manner and minimise troubleshooting time to avoid any failures or delays, prioritising response according to the transmission and business criticality with assistance from MCR engineers
Monitoring the receiving tape feeds and live programmes
Make sure follows up and reports clearly in the booking system on all technical or operational issues observed during transmissions
Performing routine testing, preventative and corrective maintenance of transmission systems and ancillary equipment, and report to seniors with outcome
Escalating technical issues to relevant support unit as well as to external providers
Make sure all IPDs and steerable antennas are set up to the required satellites
Coordinate effectively with operators in the field to support remote operations via satellite, fibre, and IP networks
Ensuring successful delivery of scheduled transmissions resolving any troubleshoot if any crisis occurs to the service
Clearly reporting all technical or operational issues observed during transmissions
Clearly fill regular reports for Handover mentioning incidents, changes to workflow and anything needs follow up, etc.
Bachelor’s degree in Electronics / Telecommunication / Broadcast / Computer Engineering or relevant practical experience
Understanding of a live 24 hour broadcast environment
Consciousness of the IT and Broadcast convergence
Understanding of IP networks and Video Compression
A keen interest in broadcast technology, enthusiasm, and willingness to learn
A positive attitude, flexibility, team working
Ability to work without supervision and to handle responsibility working under pressure in a live news environment
Availability to work on-call as needed, including evenings, overnights and weekends
English Language , Arabic is a plus.
Education : Bachelor's degree / higher diploma Experience : Min : 1 Salary : Unspecified