In Broadcast - July 2012 - 14
WWW.INBROADCAST.COM | ISSUE 10 - JULY 2012
InNEWS Olympic-Sized Delivery In Store
Supporting the London 2012 Games, Panasonic will deliver the largest supply of its equipment for any Olympic Games in the company’s history. With its full line-up of HD equipment, Panasonic will provide strong support for the operation of the world’s largest sporting event, at sporting venues, broadcasting sites and homes, in cooperation with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) and the Olympic Broadcasting Services London (OBSL). Panasonic will also bring the ﬁrst ever 3D Olympic Games to homes, based on the 3D technical partnership with the IOC and the Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS). The video signals distributed by the International Broadcasting Center (IBC) to the broadcasters of each country will be distributed in the HD format. Additionally, the opening and closing ceremonies and events displayed on the large screens in the venue will be in HD. Panasonic will support the firstever 3D Olympic Games by providing its cutting-edge equipment and technology, such as its latest integrated twin-lens 3D camera recorders AG-3DP1. The company’s DVCPRO HD standards have All the sports get comprehensive coverage been adopted as the video recording state memory ENG P2HD series. format, the adoption of the ﬁleSince the Barcelona 1992 Olympic based workflow uses AVC-Intra Games, the London 2012 Olympic standards. Games is the tenth Olympic Games Panasonic will offer a wide range where Panasonic’s broadcasting of broadcasting equipment and equipment is adopted as the devices to the IOC, including solidrecording format.
GlobeCast Partner beIN Sport Duo
FRA: GlobeCast was chosen for one of the biggest moments in French television this year – the launch of two new sport channels beIN Sport 1 and 2. GlobeCast built a comprehensive solution for the channels, including coordinating the various satellite capacities, providing ﬁbre contribution links, and running an IPTV headend for the channels’ distribution. The agreement involves terrestrial contribution links, as well as distribution links from the IPTV headend in central Paris to all the major French ISPs.
Torch Relay Via Adtec
GBR: Thin Air Broadcasting and Adtec Digital are gearing up for the upcoming summer games. Thin Air Broadcasting provides a comprehensive satellite uplink and SNG service to the b ro a d c a s t , p ro d u c t i o n a n d corporate television industries. Equipped with the pairing of Adtec’s EN-81 encoder and RD-60 decoder, Thin Air now has a UKbased SNG truck with the capability to provide HD MPEG4/H.264 encoding with up to 32APSK modulation and 16 channels of audio.
Virgin Delivers HD Olympic Coverage
Virgin Media has selected a complete range of Harmonic video processing solutions to power its HD coverage of the 2012 London Olympics from the BBC. Utilising a combination of Harmonic’s advanced Electra 8000 universal encoders, ProStream 1000 Multiplexer, NMX Digital Service Manager, and Iris advanced video analytics software suite, Virgin Media will deliver 24 high-quality HD BBC Olympic Channels dedicated solely to Olympic Games coverage, providing viewers with unparalleled video quality during the world’s largest sporting event. Neil Drennan, Director of TV Engineering at Virgin Media said: “With a full range of live channels in HD from the BBC, Virgin Media customers will be spoiled with a superb viewer experience for the London Olympics. Harmonic is delivering a range of high-density video systems with outstanding video quality and, thanks to Harmonic’s high-performance yet bandwidth-saving encoding and management software solutions, our TV customers can now watch even more live sports coverage in breath-taking HD quality.” During the summer games in the UK, broadcaster BBC will supply Virgin Media with the live HD BBC Olympic Channels. The content will be encoded instantly by Harmonic’s Electra 8000 encoder, which supports both MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC compression, enabling Virgin Media to deliver high-quality video to subscribers via Virgin Media’s ﬁbrerich cable infrastructure. The Electra 8000 encoder and ProStream 1000 solutions are managed by Harmonic’s NMX Digital Service Manage.
SatStream Offer Teleport Facility
GBR: SatStream has announced that they will be offering their central London facility for hire during the summer games. SatStream’s broadcast-standard teleport, located in the heart of London, is a purpose-built facility with multiplatform delivery, designed to enable broadcasters and rights owners to ensure that their coverage is managed as it should be.
Harmonic Electra 8000