ATG Broadcast will promote its full range of systems planning, design, installation, commissioning and post-installation support services on stand 8.B51 at IBC2012, Amsterdam, 7-11 September. The company will be represented at the show by Graham Day (Managing Director) and other members of the management team including Clive Northen (COO), Alastair MacDonald (Proposals Manager), Dave Whitaker (Senior Project Engineer), Jonathan Baker (System & Product Sales) and Zaheer Khan (ATG Broadcast Middle East).
"Although it is easy to get enthusiastic about new developments like 4K and 8K super-high resolution, many channel managers will be attending this year's IBC with a quite different priority," comments ATG Broadcast Managing Director Graham Day: "How to get the maximum economic and operational benefits from modern file-based programme-production, editing, archiving and playout systems. We have partnered with clients in many countries during their initial transition from SD to HD and are now seeing major investment in additional HD channels. The London 2012 Olympics have proved a tremendous spur for investment in HD by broadcasters, transmission service providers and television audiences."
Projects currently in progress or recently completed include:
* Playout facilities for the new HD2 Sports high-definition channel at the Stockholm headquarters of TV4 Sweden.
* A networked ENPS newsroom for South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). With 1,100 user licences, the new system will be the world's fifth largest of its kind. Its primary role will be to prepare content for all SABC television and radio news operations, including regional stations and international bureaux. The core installation is located in SABCs headquarters at Auckland Park, Johannesburg.
* A five-camera production studio and file-based ingest system for Arab Radio & Television. The order was won against stiff competition from other system integration companies. This facility will form the technical heart of an entirely new site in Jeddah.
* An insert studio at the London offices of a US-based global financial services corporation.
* An expanded playout system for Icelandic Broadcasting Services Reykjavik transmission centre.
* An engineering test facility for Snell, centred on its Integrated Content Engine channel-in-a-box playout system and driven via Morpheus automation.
ATG Broadcast has the full resources needed to design, pre-build and test complete large-scale installations prior to delivery. It provides the security of a single-source supplier of efficient and reliable broadcast systems integration.
Full technical support is provided for 12 months following the completion of a system. This takes the form of engineering visits or telephone support as required. Technical maintenance can also be provided throughout the entire life of a system.
The accompanying 300 DPI JPEG image shows ATG Broadcasts headquarters in Letchworth, Hertfordshire.