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www.inbroadcast.com | Vol: 9 - Issue 8 | September 2019

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Gravity Media Captures
Chief Entertainment

G

ravity Media has completed the
acquisition of Chief Entertainment,
a Sydney-based provider of live studio
and production services, from Telstra
Corporation.
Gravity Media already operates
in Australia under the Gearhouse
Broadcast, HyperActive Broadcast
and Input Media brands and this
acquisition will complement the
existing Input Media production
centres in the UK, as well as the
company's Melbourne production and
Sydney post-production facilities.
John Newton, Founder & CEO, Gravity
Media, said: "Chief Entertainment's
strengths include strong relationships
with major Australian national sporting

bodies, music and entertainment
industries, as well as the creation of
multi-platform entertainment and
corporate television programmes
involving some of Australia's premier
talent. We look forward to working
with our new colleagues at Chief
Entertainment to continue to grow
our content production capabilities
and deliver enhanced services to our
clients."
Based in Artarmon on Sydney's
north shore, Chief's 50 staff provide
production services and digital media
delivery services.
Hamish Cameron, CEO of Chief
Entertainment, has stepped down as
CEO but will continue to work with

Sydney-based Chief Entertainment

Gravity Media as it integrates Chief's
operations with those of its existing
Australian businesses.
COO, Scott Kinlyside, will continue
to manage and grow the business as
it is integrated into Gravity Media's
operations within Australia and
globally.

Cignal TV Expands Playout Capabilities
C

ignal TV, a leading
satellite broadcaster in
the Philippines, has expanded
its playout capacity using
Imagine
Communications'
Versio solution.
Cignal TV broadcasts premium
content on both television and radio
to more than two million subscribers
across the country.
"Our growth in both television
and radio meant that we needed to
add playout channels as quickly as
possible," said Benedict V Galang, First
Vice President Network Engineering &
Operation, Cignal TV.
"It was vital that the additional
capacity slotted seamlessly into

Cignal opts for Versio playout solution

our existing operations to minimise
disruption. Imagine Communications
demonstrated it could provide a
solution quickly, fitting precisely
into our workflow and, through the
redundancy, ensuring the reliability
and security we required. With the new
installation we can make a positive
step towards the IP transition when
the time comes."

Imagine
Communications
worked
with
systems
integrator
Composite
Technology on the geodispersed Versio solution,
which expands the system to 4+1
channels, providing redundancy on
every channel. The channels have
the capability of live broadcasting,
switching via Cignal's existing Platinum
VX router. Imagine's ADC automation
system ensures reliable, flexible
and efficient operations across the
entire workflow. Content is stored
on an Imagine Versio IOX SAN highperformance online storage system,
connected to the Versio array over
10Gb fibre Ethernet.

CTCC Invests In Silvus Tech For Race Coverage

T

op Cool Productions has deployed
technology for wireless mesh
networks from Silvus, implemented
and maintained by system integrator
Broadcast Solutions, during the
recent races of the China Touring Car
Championship (CTCC), held in Shanghai,
China.
The German system integrator was
on site with their Singapore entity
enabled wireless low-latency camera
coverage in the PIT area. Three sets
of Silvus 4200 radios with Haivision
Makito X encoders/decoders using
HEVC and SRT (secure reliable
transport) were deployed.
Due to the overall area conditions

legacy wireless system had offered
only point-to-point and line-of-site
connection. They needed a system
capable of securing a full coverage of
the PIT area to interview drivers and
team members.
The PIT area, stretching around
200 metres, and the OB van in
charge had to struggle with several
obstacles blocking a direct line-of-site
connection.
With only three Silvus radios forming
a MESH-network, Broadcast Solutions
enabled full coverage along the PIT
area, including PIT rooms and holding
areas with few dead spots.
With the fluid, self-healing, self-

TBS Selects
Magna Systems
For Install
Project

Silvus mesh network at
China Touring Car Championship

forming
MESH-network
topology
coupled with Haivision's HEVC and
SRT, providing ultra-low latency
(20msec) at 6Mbps stream of HD
video, the result was a very robust
wireless camera system operating on
ad hoc coverage even in non-line-ofsite situations.

RTS ODIN OMNEO
digital intercom matrix

T

elstra Broadcast Services (TBS)
has chosen an RTS ODIN digital
intercom system supplied by Magna
Systems and Engineering.
TBS Head of Architecture &
Integration
Carl
Petch
said:
"TBS needed to replace our old,
domestically-orientated
intercom
system as amongst other things it
was end-of-life and not IP-based.
We wanted to overlay a new digital
intercom matrix solution to our
network in the Asia Pacific region and
then globally. When we assessed all
the options the clear winner that best
suited our requirements was the RTS
ODIN supplied by Magna Systems."
Petch said: "We wanted a single,
interchangeable IP solution that could
seamlessly work with other intercoms
and use technologies such as OMNEO,
RVON and four-wire. We chose ODIN as
it gave us all of this in a comprehensive
but compact 1RU package that's easily
scalable."
Petch and the RTS team consulted
with Magna's RTS product expert
Lucas Bohm to decide on the exact
configuration.
Petch said: "This intercom solved
TBS' network challenge as it was easy
to install, easy to operate and easy to
overlay across our existing networks."
TBS' Asia Pacific install of the RTS
ODIN OMNEO is now complete.
Phase two, which involves installing
the solution across their EMEA and
USA communication networks, is
currently underway.


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