Turkuvaz Media Group chooses Sony and Teratek to create the first all-4K IP HDR-based production centre in Europe

Date: 19/03/2020
Turkuvaz Media Group chooses Sony and Teratek to create  the first all-4K IP HDR-based production centre in Europe

Turkuvaz Media Group (TMG), Turkey’s largest private media group operating in television, radio broadcasting, as well as newspaper and magazine publication and printing, has chosen Sony solutions and services to build an ambitious new media centre in Istanbul, spanning 7 studios and control rooms, as part of a multi-million Euro deal with systems integrator Teratek. This project consolidates TMG’s distributed studios into one location to improve efficiency, future-proof its capabilities for 4K broadcasting, and create a scalable system ready for the group’s future growth.

This new production centre will see the largest high-speed network using the SMPTE ST2110 and AMWA NMOS protocols deployed by Sony, and, in Europe, it will be the first all-4K IP HDR based infrastructure managed by the IP Live Manager System from Sony. As part of the deal with Teratek, TMG has made a substantial investment in a range of Sony solutions and services, including:

55 HDC-3500 UHD HDR & IP native system cameras

7 XVS-9000 UHD HDR & IP native video switchers

45 BVM-HX310 4K HDR TRIMASTER HX™ master monitors

56 LMD-A240 Full HD HDR picture monitors

To ensure that TMG’s team can unlock the new production centre's potential from day one, Sony is working hand in hand with Teratek to provide comprehensive technical consultancy, engineering design, testing and on-site training services, including 2 years of support services to ensure the completion of the project on time and within budget.

Creating the foundation for scalable 4K expansion

The new media centre will be key to TMG’s goal of consolidating all of its distributed studios into one location for efficiency, while expanding its 4K capabilities and future-proofing the business. Having grown rapidly in recent years, TMG has also over-filled its existing capacity. The new centre will enable the broadcaster to continue to grow at pace and maintain their position as the leading private media group in Turkey while meeting and exceeding their reputation for quality broadcasting.

“We’ve been using Sony technology for years and it has always exceeded our expectations. For this project, however, we didn’t just need state-of-the-art products and solutions, but an IP-ecosystem to power them and a combination of partners who could help deliver the project and upskill our workforce. Sony was the only provider that could deliver the end-to-end solutions and services for this incredibly ambitious project. With Sony, we’re laying the groundwork here for our next stage of growth. And, with the studios we are building, that growth is set to be substantial,” commented Yavuz Nart, Chief Technology Officer of Turkuvaz Media Group.

With a fully IP-enabled, all-4K HDR capable infrastructure based on Cisco and controlled by the Sony IP Live System Manager, TMG will be able to boost both the quality and quantity of broadcasts while the flexibility of IP will enable new, more efficient workflows for production teams.

Flagship hardware for capture through to post-production

The new fleet of HDC-3500 system cameras will bring new levels of image quality, portability and creative flexibility to the live production environment at TMG. Including the world’s first 2/3-inch 4K CMOS sensor with global shutter technology, TMG will be able to capture pristine images at 4K resolution no matter the subject of its productions.

Meanwhile, the XVS-9000 UHD HDR & IP video switchers deliver an efficient and flexible workflow as well as powerful operations. With up to 80 inputs and 40 assignable outputs in 4K, these switchers are enabling TMG to prepare for large scale 4K productions.

To help make critical imaging decisions and achieve faithful colour matching during production and post-production, TMG chose the BVM-HX310 4K HDR TRIMASTER HX™ master monitors from Sony thanks to their ability to offer accurate monitoring.

Reliable hardware and trustworthy training

Sony has already provided training for Teratek and TMG on IP fundamentals, helping their teams to navigate the technology migration taking place and allowing them to experiment with new workflows, boost productivity and drive efficiency from the installation. Furthermore, with its partner Teratek, Sony will also work as a consultant on the architecture, design and management of the project, helping to ensure the media centre is delivered on time and within budget.

“At Sony, we always work closely with our customers, partners and the wider industry to bring visions to life and meet any project requirements - whether it’s to update an existing infrastructure or, in Turkuvaz Media Group’s case, provide support for ambitious large-scale initiatives. We’re thrilled to be working with TMG on this project as it represents a leap forward not just for TMG but for the entire European broadcasting industry. This new centre is a bold statement, setting new standards for broadcasters globally. We look forward to continuing our relationship with the team to demonstrate the power of IP-enabled production environments, and to see both the future productivity gains and the high-quality broadcast content which the studios will help create,” added Norbert Paquet, Head of Live Production Solutions at Sony Professional Solutions Europe.



Tags: Sony | Turkuvaz Media Group | HDC-3500 | 2/3-inch 4K CMOS sensor | global shutter technology | IP Live System Manager
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“Together with our technology partners, FOR-A is creating live production systems that make integration easier and more reliable,” said Ken Truong, President of FOR-A Corporation of America. “With the combined expertise from these companies across the professional video industry, we can offer best-of-breed solutions that improve workflows while delivering broadcast-quality results for HD, 4K, and beyond.”

Variant’s Envivo Replay offers a cost-effective sports and live event replay solution, with an intuitive user interface and continuous multiple iso-channel recording capabilities. It offers simultaneous clip storage of multiple angles, playlists for highlights playback, built-in branding capabilities, and direct publishing to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and other social media platforms. FOR-A is the exclusive distributor of Envivo Replay in North America.

FOR-A – the exclusive distributor of ClassX in North, Central and South America – also combines the latest ClassX real-time 2D/3D HD/4K CG and live motion broadcast graphics and playout solutions with its HANABI video switchers. An expansion I/O card for HVS-100, HVS-490, and HVS-2000 production switchers enables a close integration of the ClassX graphic playout from any HANABI video switcher directly by the switcher operator. ClassX’s real-time graphics playout software suite is popular with TV channels, news broadcasters, live event productions, and live sports productions.

Tags: FOR-A | video switcher | production switcher | live production | CG | replay | slo-mo | virtual set | video server
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Polar Graphics announces product support and technical sales appointments Posted: 24/03/2020
Polar Graphics announces product support and technical sales appointments

Polar Graphics, a UK leading distributor for the broadcast, post and pro-AV industries, has announced the appointments of Alexandros Galanos and Christopher Stone to further enhance ongoing business growth.

Galanos joins Polar Graphics as a product support specialist with responsibility for providing technical liaison with resellers and end users as well as support for product demos. Prior to Polar Graphics, Galanos was at Tyrell as a senior engineer with extensive experience in technical auditing, installation, workflow design, and technical support.

Stone takes on the role of technical sales manager, responsible for advising resellers and end users of the best product fit from the Polar Graphics product range for their specific workflow and providing full, first-hand guidance through the entire purchase process. Before his arrival at Polar Graphics, Stone was EMEA and APAC director of business development for XenData Ltd.

Polar Graphics Managing Director Peter Rowsell said, “Alexdandros and Christopher are seasoned professionals who bring a wealth of industry experience to their respective roles and I am delighted to welcome them both. The hands-on knowledge and decades of experience they possess will be of great benefit to our customers and is a clear indication of the ongoing expansion of Polar Graphics’ business.”

Galanos said, “Polar Graphics has a long and enviable reputation as a first-class distributor, and I look forward to using what I know to the benefit of the company and its customers.”

Stone echoed Galanos, saying, “With 40 years of experience around the broadcast world, I believe I am very well-placed to guide Polar Graphics customers, traditional and new, through a process that identifies the best product fits for their operation and, even more specifically, for their world region.”

Both appointments are effective immediately.

Tags: Polar Graphics | Appointment | Alexandros Galanos | Christopher Stone | Reseller | Distributor | AV | Broadcast | Post Poroduction
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Vionlabs launches Emotional Fingerprint API to provide media companies with powerful AI driven decision making Posted: 24/03/2020
Vionlabs launches Emotional Fingerprint API to provide media companies with powerful AI driven decision making

Vionlabs announces the launch of Emotional Fingerprint API, a cloud-based solution that enables media companies to make better decisions based on deep AI generated video data and insights. The cloud-based solution is easily integrated with existing workflows throughout the entire video acquisition, production and distribution chain. Emotional Fingerprint API provides a significant advantage in areas such as determining acquisition and production strategies, personalized UI and video recommendations, as well as enabling intriguing opportunities in advertising.

Emotional Fingerprint API provides deeper analysis and data by measuring thousands of factors throughout the duration of the video, including colors, pace, audio, object recognition and many more variables to produce an AI-derived fingerprint timeline, frame-by-frame, that represents the emotional structure of content that the industry needs to empower its decision making.

“By providing powerful video data and insight as a service we’re making it so much easier for media organisations to utilize the deepest video knowledge presently available,” says Marcus Bergström, CEO, Vionlabs. “Our first solution Content Analysis Platform solves the important issue of content recommendation and personalization. However, we also want to open up the possibility to provide great data and insights, without deciding where and how media companies should apply it. With the launch of our cloud-based Emotional Fingerprint API, our customers can deploy our data and insights with their existing recommendation and personalization workflows, but importantly can now apply it in any and every part of their business that can be helped by the deepest understanding of video content at scale.”

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