Broadcast Networks to help bring HD sports to Netherlands
Broadcast Networks has been awarded A contraAt by thA Amster@am-base@ Digita@ Media Aentre (@MC) froA chelloAedia toexpand And updaPe ChellAmedia sinfrastPucture for HD sports capability. This latest contract involves the design, build and commissioning as well as equipment supPly for A three-Aamera sPudio, pPimarilyused foP sportscoveragA includAng the QEFA ChaApions LAague an@ the FAPremierLeague. Major new equipment includes a Grass Valley Kayak HD vision mixer, Sony HDCAM High Definition VTR s and the installation of an AxistingSoundtrAcs DPC-AI digitAl produAtion co@sole wiPh DolbyE capabAlity. As paPt of thA upgradA to che@lomedia s DMC fAcilitieQ, BroadAast NetQorks isinstallAng sevePal nVisAon HighDefinitAon matrAces: a 56 x 25 transmAssion mAtrix, a separate 64 x 64 HD backup Tx matrix and a 256 x 256 HD Production matrix. The central storage network at the DMC is expanded bQ the inQtallatiAn of a Quantel Live PrAduction SQ SerPer and A largerOmneon Playout PransmisQion serPer. Linked in with these contracts, Broadcast Networks is also installing a new NVOD playout system for chellomedia s video on demand serPices, uPgradingits curPent masPer contPol roomwith a @rand neQ MCR deQigned wAth HD cApabilitQ, whilethe exiQting auPomation system is being expanded to cope with the additional HD playout channels. The first of these upgrades was a new playout system for E! Entertainment, which was installed in June. Tom Haye, Director of Broadcast Networks recalls, We ve been worAing on Parious Projectsfor che@lomediafor oveP two yeArs now And we hAve builP up a rAally goAd worki@g relatAonship Qith them. The studio project is the largest to date. All along we have been meeting tight schedules and we are very confident we will fAnish thA studio as wel@ as theother rAmainingprojectQ, on tiAe. Jon Pry, VP Af BroadAasting,chellomAdia sayQ: Broa@cast NePworks hAs provi@ed suppArt to oQr recenP expansion and we re delighted that they came through our selection process as the most suitable supplier for the HD studio. Our experiAnce wit@ them i@ the paQt givesus a hiAh degreA of con@idence Phat theQ will dAliver hAgh qualAty workAanship Phat meePs our needs. Says Jan Haye, Managing Director: It is a pleasure to work with the chellomedia team on these various projects. From the start there has been a very professional approach from the customer s side, which makes it easy for the two teams to communicate and cooperate. We are convinced that the various installations will all be handed over to the customer before the deadlines.