In Broadcast - April 2018 - 16
Digital Change Focus
SIN: ConnecTechAsia, combining
and NXTAsia, is billed as a "Mega
BroadcastAsia having served the
telecommunications and broadcast
media sectors respectively for
nearly 40 years, NXTAsia builds
on this to bring new technologies
that are shaping Asia's innovationdriven economy.
ConnecTechAsia, running from
June 26 to 28, in Singapore, will
present a holistic ecosystem of
infrastructure, technology and
services that Asia needs to thrive in
this new era.
PFT And Microsoft
IND / USA: Prime Focus
Technologies (PFT) has partnered
strengthen its flagship CLEAR
Hybrid Cloud-enabled Media ERP
Suite. CLEAR handles 1.5 million
hours of content, and its extensive
domain knowledge combined with
Microsoft's Azure Cloud Services
will create an intelligent, mediasavvy Coud solution.
The collaboration is designed to
create new revenue streams for
PFT by enabling it to develop new
products and services for the
Media & Entertainment industry.
Globecast Asia Selects
SIN: Globecast has deployed the
award-winning DataMiner solution
from Skyline Communications.
This allows Globecast in Asia to
automatically check subtitles as
well as to monitor uplinks and
multiple satellite transponders,
enhancing value for its broadcast
customers beyond SLAs.
In Asia, subtitles are key to a
channel's success, and watching a
programme without local language
subtitles often causes viewers to
switch off. Globecast viewed a
proactive, automated system that
allows detailed subtitle monitoring
CHN: Magewell has added HDR
support to select HDMI models
in its Pro Capture family of PCI
Express capture cards.
HDR support will initially be
available in Magewell's Pro
Capture HDMI 4K Plus, Pro Capture
HDMI 4K Plus LT and upcoming
dual-channel Pro Capture Dual
HDMI 4K Plus models, all of
which support resolutions up to
4096x2160 at 60fps (HDMI 2.0).
Existing cards can be upgraded to
support HDR by simply uploading a
new EDID file.
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ARRI SBS World APAC
BS World News flagship
programme has received
a revamped studio and a
The ARRI fixture package
was designed and supplied
by ARRI's Australian lighting
integrator, Barbizon Australia.
Barbizon was tasked with
providing a full turnkey
designing, supplying, installing
and programing all of the lights,
something Paul Lewis, Barbizon's
Systems Manager, acknowledged took
great care, planning and preparation.
Lewis said: "SBS has been a
customer of Barbizon's for many years
The new SBS World News studio
and we have conducted a number of
LED reviews at their facilities updating
the fixtures and control in many of
their other studios. The SBS World
News Programme studio upgrade was
another such project and one
where we again recommended
ARRI lighting solutions."
With Barbizon meeting all of
SBS' technical requirements
the broadcaster purchased
multiple ARRI SkyPanel lights
and fixtures including their
S120-C Black Pole Op, S60-C
Black Pole Op and S30-C Black
Pole Op and multiple L7-C
Black Pole Op and L5-C Black
Pole Op LED Fresnel lights.
A number of technical
challenges overcome included a
requirement to hide or remove
clusters of large fluorescent fixtures
and tungsten fittings, all of which
previously hung in close proximity to
the host desk.
TV Today Network Chooses
ne of India's top breaking new
channels, TV Today Network, has
deployed a comprehensive contribution
and distribution (C&D) solution from
Harmonic for DVB-S2 digital satellite
"Today, the demand for highresolution video content is high, and
it's important that we have a reliable,
distribution approach for covering live
events," said Mrityunjoy Pal, General
Manager, Broadcast at TV Today
Network. "Harmonic's C&D solution
enables us to capture and encode
HD content in MPEG-4 from a very
compact footprint. Since deploying
Harmonic's solution we've opened up a
significant amount of additional usable
satellite bandwidth while maintaining
superior video quality."
India is driving the growth for payTV broadcasters in the Asia-Pacific
region, accounting for 65 percent of
the regional revenue, according to new
research from Media Partners Asia
Harmonic ViBE-CP3000 contribution encoder
Sony Announces XVS-9000
ony has announced its new live
production switcher, the XVS-9000,
designed to address the demands of
advanced 4K and HD productions in the
rise of HDR content.
The XVS-9000 offers up to 80 inputs
and 40 outputs in 4K and up to 160
inputs and 80 outputs in HD , adopting
Using Harmonic's ViBE CP3000
contribution encoders and ProView
8100 integrated receiver-decoders
(IRDs), TV Today Network can take
advantage of the burgeoning revenue
opportunities by capturing pristine
video at the front end of the broadcast
chain and delivering it over satellite
with ultra-low latency. A cornerstone
feature of Harmonic's C&D solution
is low-latency encoding, which helps
eliminate awkward pauses during
handoffs between TV Today Network's
field and studio talent.
the latest interfaces for both IP
(SMPTE ST 2110) and 12G-SDI in 4K as
well as hybrid system of both, for large
sporting and entertainment events.
The XVS-9000 offers flexibility
and operability when handling live
4K video sources, featuring a larger
capacity processor with
The Sony XVS-9000 live production switcher
evolved signal processing technology.
It also inherits the functionality and
operability well received across
current XVS series, including the
well-known operation through the
ICP-X7000 Panel of a modular style
design, with OLED displays.
Up to four newly developed 4K/
HD DME boards can be installed into
one XVS-9000 switcher, which enable
users to configure a maximum of four
channels of 4K 3D DME for 4K live
production with a variety of
The new 4K/HD DME boards
are compatible with the XVS
series, allowing two channels
of 4K DME to be configured in
the current XVS-8000.
The XVS-9000 is planned to
be available in October 2018.