PULS 4 – a ProSiebenSat.1 PULS 4 Group company – reaps maximum benefits from GENESIX

After having rented and extensively used a GENESIX VideoServer since 2015, the enthusiasm for the easy-to-use failsafe 24/7 system gave impetus to the ProSiebenSat.1 PULS 4 Group to purchase the latest 2U edition GENESIX VideoServer with 16 HD-SDI channels for its leading Austrian private TV station in March 2020. As one of the most diversified media companies in Europe, ProSiebenSat.1 addresses over 45 million TV households in Germany, Austria and Switzerland with 15 free and pay TV channels, leading entertainment brands and numerous successful productions. Needless to say, STRYME’s flagship product was put through its paces over the past 5 years.

ProSiebenSat.1 PULS 4 already used the GENESIX VideoServer for live, studio and on-location broadcasts of the Austrian legislative elections in 2019. Its free TV stations ATV, PULS 4 and the new NewsChannel PULS 24 covered all debates and election news programs. The ultra-slim 2U GENESIX VideoServer was put to good use to streamline workflows. As the only high-tech server on the market with up to 16 HD-SDI channels and 4K UHD readiness, it supports every format and every codec – from multi-cam ingest to high-quality playout.

The media group also produces high-quality entertainment programs, such as the “PULS4 Start-Up Show 2 Minuten 2 Millionen” – a show known as “Shark Tank” in the USA – which has an average audience of up to 308.000 viewers with a market share up to 16% in the younger audience 12-49 on Tuesday evenings, or the weekly comedy primetime game show “Sehr Witzig!? Der Witze Stammtisch” which had an average audience of up to 231.000 viewers and a market share up to 9,3 (adults 12-49). PULS4 is the most-watched purely Austrian private station with the highest market share in all relevant target groups – both in the general population (adults from the age of 12) and in the young target group of 12- to 49-year-olds relevant for advertising.


Philipp Beuchert, Head of Broadcast & Production Systems at ATV Privat TV GmbH & Co KG and responsible for technical matters at PULS 4 recaps: “We have worked with the GENESIX VideoServer for more than 5 years. Its high-tech features, yet simple operation and easy integration with other processes impresses us every day. One of the key features, is GENESIX 2GO. This helps us to simplify and fasten our postproduction workflows. That is why we decided to buy the latest edition, the GENESIX VideoServer V9, as well as five GENESIX 2GO storage units.”

In the broadcasting industry, STRYME software solutions have become synonymous with state-of-the-art broadcasting, automation and control technology made in Austria. Whether locally in the home market or in Germany, France, Italy, Russia, USA, the United Arab Emirates or Southeast Asia, numerous internationally renowned broadcasters rely on the rock-solid, around-the-clock stability provided by STRYME’s out-of-the box solutions.