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InGEAR CCTV Sports Head FINA Production With EVS Technology
Chinese Central Television (CCTV) Sports was host broadcaster for the 14th FINA World Championships in Shanghai, an international aquatic sports competition. As the principal sports broadcaster in China, CCTV Sports has the widest audience demographic range and 80% plus market share. In its new role as host broadcaster of the FINA 2011 Championships, CCTV Sports is engaged in delivering technologically superior and distinguishing coverage of all competitive events. To achieve this, the high definition standard is adopted in an ambitious production plan. Having taken part in earlier productions of international feeds for the Olympics, the Asian Games and a number of prominent National Games, CCTV Sports consists of experienced production and technical teams who guarantee a complete and smooth coverage of the entire event. CCTV opted for EVS technologies as the main system for OB and IBC operations during its host broadcasting operation activities. In total, 15 XT2 servers were equipped in four OB vans for slomo replays, live edits, clips and highlights. Three OBs were located just outside three venues in the Oriental Sports Centre. One OB van was located on the Jinshan City Beach. For IBC infrastructures, EVS provided CCTV with two HD XT2+ (6-channel) production servers with extended external storage offering a capacity of 15TB for the ingest

CCTV Sports use EVS servers and content management systems

of five incoming feeds and 300 hours of HD content. IBC content management was ensured by nine IPDirector workstations offering advanced media ingest, logging, browsing, exchange and playout control. The integrated solution is used for ingesting content, media storage and exchange with media rights licensees, as well as CCTV’s fast turnaround of highlight packages. The setup allowed CCTV production teams to transfer clips and rough edits with Apple FCP editors for the production of daily summaries. Once completed, the 52-minute summary was immediately shared with the entire production team on the EVS central media server accessible via EVS’ GigE media sharing network.

Olivier Heurteaux, EVS General Sales Manager Asia & Pacific said that EVS was “proud to meet the expectations of CCTV”. “Media sharing and content management is EVS’ top priority. It offers a new generation of tools combining the best of IT and broadcasting to meet these challenges. “China is a key market for EVS. CCTV has achieved the top level of production in terms of infrastructure and operations and we are keen to be the part of their development,” he said. Guo Yang, Vice Section Chief OB Office of CCTV said: “In this case, EVS machines have made things much easier as well as stable. We are currently very satisfied.”

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Masstech And Quotium Announce Joint System Strategy
Masstech, the leading provider of all-in-one media asset management (MAM) solutions and archive protection software vendor, Quotium Technologies have agreed to a collaboration framework to facilitate the joint marketing of both companies’ product lines and the integration of Masstech’s powerful Cobalt with Quotium’s proactive monitoring software. Masstech and Quotium are both looking to take advantage of this strategic technical and business alliance to bolster their product portfolios, tap new markets and increase their respective market shares. Both companies have complementary products that improve performance and efficiency in broadcast workflows. Fernando Moreira, Vice President, Product Marketing at Quotium Technologies, said: “Working collaboratively with Masstech, we have developed a strong relationship which turns our mutual knowledge of the broadcast industry into high value added solutions for clients. We are committed to working with key partners such as Masstech to continue to develop tailored solutions which meet the specific needs of the broadcast industry.” Integrating Quotium’s StorSentry™ proactive tape infrastructure management solution into Masstech’s Cobalt solution will consolidate proactive monitoring capabilities at both the data tape and drive level, delivering enhanced security to tape storage infrastructure. Quotium’s StorSentry™ is used to anticipate malfunction problems affecting the hardware and software infrastructure, whereas Masstech’s Cobalt monitoring solution monitors the health of Masstech’s Emerald, TOPAZ and CatchBLUE MAM solutions, proactively predicting problems before they arise. Creating a hybrid of both products will result in an integrated best-of-breed solution that enables more efficient operations for broadcasters. Brad Redwood, Vice President International Sales and Marketing at Masstech, said: “Quotium has many years of experience working

Masstech StorSentry

with media and drive monitoring, and we have leveraged this knowledge to allow our customers to gain improvements in content security and tape/drive error identification. “We see Quotium as providing a highly innovative solution which not only reduces the loss of data, particularly for the latest generation of Terabytes media and drives but most importantly, it brings greater peace of mind to our clients who need to preserve and protect their business critical media assets.”

Masstech strategic partnerships with leading providers of complementary broadcast technologies ensure that broadcast customers are afforded not only powerful capabilities to manage their content, but also the latest, most up-to-date security features to protect it. “By working with vendors like Quotium, we can offer our customers complete end-toend seamless media workflow solutions with an added level of data security,” said Redwood.


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3Ality Digital Acquire Element Technica
RTL Choses Quantel
Studios In Production
MAM Questions Answered
Changing Faces of Post Production
Microphones In Action
New Developments in Audio for Television
Routers and Switchers
Loudness Measuring in Workflows
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