Founded in 1961, MBC Radio is a leading radio station in the Republic of Korea—it has 50% of the radio-listening audience in the country. The station produces 15 of the 20 highest rated radio programs in the country, making it the preferred choice of the Korea Advertisers Association. MBC Radio is the radio arm of multimedia group MBC, a public broadcasting company that operates communications venues, including one terrestrial TV, three radio, five cable, four satellite, and five digital multimedia broadcasting channels.
MBC Radio was highly satisfied with the performance of Oracle Database, but its aging hardware forced the radio station to look for a solution that would provide improved system stability. After considering a number of solutions, MBC Radio selected Oracle Database Appliance because it offered a number of complex products—server, software, storage, and networking—in a single, easy to deploy and manage package. Oracle Database Appliance also supported MBC Radio’s relatively small operations.
In midSeptember 2012, MBC Radio commenced the MBC Integrated Radio Operating System (MIROS) implementation project, working alongside Oracle Specialized Partners ASTOM Technology and Youngwoo Digital.
The Oracle platform was implemented on October 8, 2012. MBC Radio stopped broadcasting between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. on November 5 to test and successfully transition to the new system.
Database expert ASTOM Technology and integrated-IT-solution and service provider Youngwoo Digital managed the MIROS project, from database setup to migration.
“Youngwoo Digital provided consulting services throughout the project, while ASTOM Technology guided the overall implementation,” said Shin Yong-woo, deputy general manager and project manager, engineering department, MBC Radio. “Equipped with a customer-first service spirit, plenty of qualified personnel, and efficient organization, the two partners provided professional technical support to bring the project to a successful completion.”