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& BFE Partner
AUS / GER: Magna Systems &
Engineering has signed broadcast
systems integrator BFE as its latest
partner in the Asia Pacific region.
Magna Systems & Engineering
Group GM David Blackett said: "In
our opinion, BFE has the very best
broadcast control systems and
BFE is one of the largest systems
integrator and producer of
broadcast control systems in
Germany. Magna will promote,
sell and support BFE systems into
Australia, Indonesia, New Zealand
Selects Ross IP
CAN / AUS: NEP Australia has
selected Ross Video as a key
technology partner to support the
shift to all IP-enabled production
infrastructure based on the SMPTE
ST-2110 standard for video over IP.
NEP has purchased multiple
AIMS-compliant solutions from
Ross Video including the recently
announced Newt, a family of pointof-use IP signal converters.
NEP is transitioning to an all-IP
infrastructure for OB and live
production from two IP-enabled
central production hubs in Sydney
PHL / FRA: Digigram has entered
into a distribution agreement
with Broadcast World Philippines
System Inc. (BWPSI).
Marie-Julie Orsoni, Sales Account
Manager Asia-Pacific at Digigram,
said: "The company has known
our products for years, and we
are confident that BWPSI will be a
valuable local partner in helping
us to build awareness and boost
adoption of Digigram sound cards
by Filipino radio broadcasters."
Digigram sound cards are known
worldwide for their high audio
TWN / GER: Network storage
provider QNAP Systems, storage
solution manufacturer OverlandTandberg, and data management
expert Archiware have joined
forces to provide the optimal
solution for data protection.
The integration comprises QNAP's
RDX removable disk system and
Archiware's P5 Software Suite.
QNAP's NAS is ranked amongst
the most efficient and flexible,
improving data management.
Overland-Tandberg's RDX is a
popular removable disk system
that provides the user with full
control over their data.
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has developed an integrated
master control room (MCR)
solution for jawapostv, a part
of Jawa Pos Group.
The solution has been
installed at sites in Jakarta and
Surabaya, and uses Imagine's
redundant Versio integrated
playout systems. It includes
Imagine's master control
switcher and Versio Graphics.
Content is stored on a network of
Nexio servers, and media is managed
by Nexio Motion. Imagine has also
implemented a direct link between the
content automation and jawapostv's
newsroom computer system, providing
newsroom computer, we needed
a seamless integration layer.
Imagine Communications was
able to set up the Versio in less
than an hour and demonstrated
during the proof of concept that
it can provide a complete MCR
solution that is reliable and
flexible, with clear monitoring
and simple support."
Monitoring is provided by the
The integrated MCR Imagine Multiviewer, and signals
solution at jawapostv
are routed using the Platinum
simple editorial control and production VX compact 48 x 48 router.
The system was designed by the
Yudid Andri Setiyawan, Head of Imagine's team in Southeast Asia,
Broadcast and IT at jawapostv, said: implemented in conjunction with
"We needed to move to more powerful jawapostv and supported by PT Dwi
functionality and, as we were adding a Kreasi Media.
Etere Delivers MAM To VTV24
TV24, the first 24/7 news
channel in Vietnam set up by
VTV, has selected Etere Media Asset
Management (MAM) to manage its
news archive operations.
VTV24, an International News
Channel located in Hanoi, Vietnam,
has selected Etere Media MAM for the
complete management of its news
The TV station which
launched by VTV, the
Broadcaster of Vietnam, a
long-time customer of Etere.
Etere MAM streamlines the
complete process of ingest,
indexing and retrieval of
news archives at VTV24. It is an ITbased solution that is designed to fully
optimise the value of digital assets
with total workflow orchestration
across all departments including
newsroom, ingest, content retrieval
and metadata association.
Etereweb and Etere Transcoder
information across all departments
of VTV24, promoting a collaborative
workflow and real-time sharing of
information throughout the company.
Also in Veitnam, leading television
network HanoiTV, the official radio
and television network of Hanoi,
recently confirmed an expansion of its
Etere installation to drive a second HD
Etere systems manage the
complete media lifecycle of its
Media Asset Management and
Etere MAM schematic
Media Industry Faces 'Uncertain Future'
edia industry faces radical change
and an uncertain future, the AsiaPacific Broadcasting Union President
However, Mr Ko Dae-Young,
Broadcasting Union (ABU) said that he
believed member broadcasters will be
able to meet all the challenges while
continuing to serve their viewers.
Speaking during a press conference
held in Chengdu, China during the 54th
ABU General Assembly, Mr Ko DaeYoung was commenting on the theme
of the assembly this year - 'Media in
Times of Uncertainty'.
He highlighted ABU events - such as
the Digital Broadcasting Symposium,
Asiavision, the Media Summit on
Climate Change and Disaster Risk
Reduction, and the Pacific Media
Partnership Conference - as events
that strengthened the purpose and
rationale of the ABU.
He underlined that the ABU would
continue to make every effort to
achievements its stated aims and
vision for the future.
Mr Ko Dae-Young is also President
and CEO of the Korean Broadcasting
The ABU has more than 270
members in 72 countries across the
Asia-Pacific region and serves some 3.5
ABU press conference