RTV Montenegro comes out singing and dancing with first install of multi-stage Calrec audio upgrade

Date: 05/03/2019
RTV Montenegro comes out singing and dancing with first install of multi-stage Calrec audio upgrade
RTV Montenegro debuted its new Calrec-equipped HD OB 6 in February to broadcast Show Montevizija, a national singing competition to select its entrant to the popular Eurovision Song Contest 2019.
Dejan Vujovi, Chief Technology Officer, said, “This was a particularly important production for us because it was RTV’s first stereo television transmission and it was distributed in HD. The sound quality was superb, and that’s due in large part to the new Artemis Light console we have installed. The Artemis is incredibly easy to learn and operate.”
The new OB unit is expandable on both sides and is equipped with 13 Sony cameras, though it’s cabled for up to 17. It also benefits from EVS Max servers, a Sony vision mixer, Avid graphics, a KSC control system as well as Calrec’s Hydra 2 audio networking capabilities. The OB unit has been designed to meet major sports rights holders’ production standards.
RTV Montenegro is a national public broadcaster that consists of three TV channels and two radio channels. Its content reaches 99 per cent of Montenegro’s population. The Artemis installation was handled by systems integrator BFE with the sale concluded by Calrec partner Kompani DigiTV.
Vujovi adds, “Hydra 2 was one of the key advantages that we saw with Calrec. We have a stage box in HD OB 6, with internal audio sources plugged into that. Hydra 2 is used for all routing, including the audio that passes through two additional external stage boxes. They are connected via fibre and instantly appear on the network, completely transparently, making life for our audio engineers much easier. We will be installing further Calrec equipment this year as we continue the upgrade of both our television and radio studios.”
“It’s no accident that our consoles, including Artemis, are used widely in outside broadcasting. The Artemis, in particular, was the perfect fit for RTV Montenegro because of its superior sound quality, ease of use and flexibility. It’s already been used on a major production and is ready for more high-profile work. We look forward to continuing to build upon this great partnership,” said Mike Reddick, International Sales Manager for Calrec.


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LTN Global Promotes Rick Young to SVP, Global Products Posted: 16/10/2019
LTN Global Promotes Rick Young to SVP, Global Products

LTN® Global, the global leader in broadcast-quality IP video transport solutions, has promoted Rick Young to the role of senior vice president, global products. In this new role, Young will be responsible for the LTN Global product portfolio across all divisions. Working closely with divisional product management teams, he will set the company's strategic direction and cultivate key partnerships that enable the company to offer unique services within the media ecosystem.

Tags: LTN Global | Rick Young | 2019 NAB New York | IP video transport
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Netflixs French-Language Original Series Osmosis Shot with Cooke S7 i Posted: 16/10/2019
Netflix and rsquo;s French-Language Original Series Osmosis Shot with Cooke S7 i

Imagine that in the not too distant future, a dating app could match you with your soulmate by mining the data in your brain. That’s the premise of Osmosis, the French-language original series from Netflix; however, things don’t always go as planned. Cinematographer Jean-François Hensgens was chosen by Netflix to shoot the first six episodes of the eight-episode series with multiple directors, including Julius Berg, Pierre Aknine and Mona Achache, while maintaining visual and artistic continuity from episode to episode.

Tags: Cooke | S7/i | Netflix | Osmosis | Hensgens
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Starfish provides compliance recording to The National Library of Sweden Posted: 16/10/2019
Starfish provides compliance recording to The National Library of Sweden

Starfish Technologies, a pioneer in transport stream processing and advertising insertion, has supplied a multi-channel compliance recording system to Kungliga biblioteket, The National Library of Sweden in Stockholm, Sweden, in cooperation with Starfish’s Swedish partner Lanlink Digital Broadcast.

The system utilises Starfish’s ‘Verify’ compliance recording technology which can record multiple channels of live TV broadcast and features a fully managed system with auto failover. Built using generic IT hardware from HP, it includes the Starfish web-based monitoring application to view and manage the operation of the N+N configuration. Input signals are presented as encoded transport streams from both the satellite and terrestrial feeds for each channel automatically switching between the two feeds when detecting a missing input.

Starfish Marketing Director Peter Blatchford said, “We have been building systems in Sweden for many years with companies such as TV4 and Red Bee Media and are delighted to have been chosen to now supply The National Library of Sweden. The Starfish Verify Compliance Recording System is highly configurable and utilises our expertise with transport stream processing and web based system monitoring’.

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Tags: Starfish Technologies | transport stream processing | ad insertion | multi-channel compliance | Lanlink Digital Broadcast | Verify | auto failover | IP | N+Nconfiguration | transport streams | encoders
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Globecast selected by Orby TV to provide media operations for new US pay-as-you-go DTH satellite service Posted: 16/10/2019
Globecast selected by Orby TV to provide media operations for new US pay-as-you-go DTH satellite service
Globecast, the global solutions provider for media, announced that the company has been selected by Orby TV to provide a wide range of turnkey broadcast media operational services for the nascent pay TV startup. Launched throughout the lower 48 United States in spring 2019, Orby TV offers a high-quality and affordable prepaid, pay-as-you-go satellite pay TV service directly to consumers at a low cost with no contract and no Internet service required.
 
Globecast is handling Orby TV’s full broadcast operations on a 24/7 basis at its Globecast Media Center in Culver City, CA. Using its extensive fiber and satellite network, Globecast is managing for Orby TV channel aggregation, providing Orby TV’s co-location services, handling technical operations and the uplinking of the channels to the high-powered Ku-band capacity on Eutelsat’s EUTELSAT 117 West A satellite at 117° West.
 
This deal with Globecast allows Orby TV to benefit from advanced DTH delivery services, along with the satellite space segment and disaster recovery services from a geographically diverse third-party uplink site. This collaboration provides a complete and fully integrated satellite transmission infrastructure, giving Orby TV a fully managed and resilient transmission solution.
Tags: satellite | DTH | channel distribution | uplinking | pay-TV
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