Turkuvaz Media Group chooses Sony and Teratek to create the first all-4K IP HDR-based production centre in Europe

Date: 19/03/2020
Turkuvaz Media Group chooses Sony and Teratek to create  the first all-4K IP HDR-based production centre in Europe

Turkuvaz Media Group (TMG), Turkey’s largest private media group operating in television, radio broadcasting, as well as newspaper and magazine publication and printing, has chosen Sony solutions and services to build an ambitious new media centre in Istanbul, spanning 7 studios and control rooms, as part of a multi-million Euro deal with systems integrator Teratek. This project consolidates TMG’s distributed studios into one location to improve efficiency, future-proof its capabilities for 4K broadcasting, and create a scalable system ready for the group’s future growth.

This new production centre will see the largest high-speed network using the SMPTE ST2110 and AMWA NMOS protocols deployed by Sony, and, in Europe, it will be the first all-4K IP HDR based infrastructure managed by the IP Live Manager System from Sony. As part of the deal with Teratek, TMG has made a substantial investment in a range of Sony solutions and services, including:

55 HDC-3500 UHD HDR & IP native system cameras

7 XVS-9000 UHD HDR & IP native video switchers

45 BVM-HX310 4K HDR TRIMASTER HX™ master monitors

56 LMD-A240 Full HD HDR picture monitors

To ensure that TMG’s team can unlock the new production centre's potential from day one, Sony is working hand in hand with Teratek to provide comprehensive technical consultancy, engineering design, testing and on-site training services, including 2 years of support services to ensure the completion of the project on time and within budget.

Creating the foundation for scalable 4K expansion

The new media centre will be key to TMG’s goal of consolidating all of its distributed studios into one location for efficiency, while expanding its 4K capabilities and future-proofing the business. Having grown rapidly in recent years, TMG has also over-filled its existing capacity. The new centre will enable the broadcaster to continue to grow at pace and maintain their position as the leading private media group in Turkey while meeting and exceeding their reputation for quality broadcasting.

“We’ve been using Sony technology for years and it has always exceeded our expectations. For this project, however, we didn’t just need state-of-the-art products and solutions, but an IP-ecosystem to power them and a combination of partners who could help deliver the project and upskill our workforce. Sony was the only provider that could deliver the end-to-end solutions and services for this incredibly ambitious project. With Sony, we’re laying the groundwork here for our next stage of growth. And, with the studios we are building, that growth is set to be substantial,” commented Yavuz Nart, Chief Technology Officer of Turkuvaz Media Group.

With a fully IP-enabled, all-4K HDR capable infrastructure based on Cisco and controlled by the Sony IP Live System Manager, TMG will be able to boost both the quality and quantity of broadcasts while the flexibility of IP will enable new, more efficient workflows for production teams.

Flagship hardware for capture through to post-production

The new fleet of HDC-3500 system cameras will bring new levels of image quality, portability and creative flexibility to the live production environment at TMG. Including the world’s first 2/3-inch 4K CMOS sensor with global shutter technology, TMG will be able to capture pristine images at 4K resolution no matter the subject of its productions.

Meanwhile, the XVS-9000 UHD HDR & IP video switchers deliver an efficient and flexible workflow as well as powerful operations. With up to 80 inputs and 40 assignable outputs in 4K, these switchers are enabling TMG to prepare for large scale 4K productions.

To help make critical imaging decisions and achieve faithful colour matching during production and post-production, TMG chose the BVM-HX310 4K HDR TRIMASTER HX™ master monitors from Sony thanks to their ability to offer accurate monitoring.

Reliable hardware and trustworthy training

Sony has already provided training for Teratek and TMG on IP fundamentals, helping their teams to navigate the technology migration taking place and allowing them to experiment with new workflows, boost productivity and drive efficiency from the installation. Furthermore, with its partner Teratek, Sony will also work as a consultant on the architecture, design and management of the project, helping to ensure the media centre is delivered on time and within budget.

“At Sony, we always work closely with our customers, partners and the wider industry to bring visions to life and meet any project requirements - whether it’s to update an existing infrastructure or, in Turkuvaz Media Group’s case, provide support for ambitious large-scale initiatives. We’re thrilled to be working with TMG on this project as it represents a leap forward not just for TMG but for the entire European broadcasting industry. This new centre is a bold statement, setting new standards for broadcasters globally. We look forward to continuing our relationship with the team to demonstrate the power of IP-enabled production environments, and to see both the future productivity gains and the high-quality broadcast content which the studios will help create,” added Norbert Paquet, Head of Live Production Solutions at Sony Professional Solutions Europe.



Tags: Sony | Turkuvaz Media Group | HDC-3500 | 2/3-inch 4K CMOS sensor | global shutter technology | IP Live System Manager
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CRYSTAL VISION RELEASES FOUR VIDEO DELAYS THAT WORK WITH BOTH IP AND SDI Posted: 30/03/2020
CRYSTAL VISION RELEASES FOUR VIDEO DELAYS THAT WORK WITH BOTH IP AND SDI

Crystal Vision continues its commitment to being the leading video delay provider with the release of four variable video delays that can work with IP, with SDI or with both IP and SDI at the same time and provide up to 32 seconds of delay. Designed to match any equipment with a processing delay, Crystal Vision's latest video delays are software apps that run on the MARBLE-V1 media processor hardware and can easily be replaced if needs change. Broadcast engineers can choose a version with the features they need, selecting the required number of channels (single, dual or triple) and the required amount of delay (up to 100, 200, 400 or 800 frames). These are the industry's first video delays to offer IP connectivity (supporting both SMPTE ST 2022 and ST 2110 video over 10GbE IP networks), while for those working with SDI they introduce a 3G/HD/SD-capable video delay to the Vision frame system for the first time – with the easiest possible upgrade path to IP. The inclusion of IP to SDI and SDI to IP gateway functionality also makes them the ideal video delay for hybrid systems.

Tags: Crystal Vision | IP video delay | SDI video delay
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KRK Systems ROKIT G4 Grille Covers Now Available Posted: 30/03/2020
KRK Systems ROKIT G4 Grille Covers Now Available

KRK Systems,part of the Gibson family of brands, introduces the ROKIT G4 Studio Monitor Grille Covers,providing a protective shield and sleek aesthetic for the range of powered near-field studio monitors. Made specifically for the 5-, 7- and 8-inch ROKIT G4s, these grille covers are comprised of premium components and built to spec, ensuring a seamless integration into the monitor’s cabinetry system.

“We deeply respect the time and effort that our customers put into their music, and KRK ROKIT G4 Studio monitors are an investment into that dedication,” says Jimmy R. Landry, Global Director of Marketing, Pro Audio Division, Gibson Brands, Inc. “With the addition of grille covers to the ROKIT G4 line, users can now protect their investment in style. Whether you’re a producer on the move creating tracks in different places or a touring DJ out on the road, ROKIT G4 Grilles Covers will have your speakers protected.”

Constructed with top-grade 22-guage powder-coated perforated steel, these durably crafted grilles are the defense mechanism in place to protect the high-quality drivers. Super high-strength magnets manufactured with alloy metal ensure that the grille covers stay in place—protecting the ROKIT G4s in any environment. The form factor of these monitor accessories has not only been tested for solid protection from environmental factors, but also to ensure that frequencies are not hindered by their use.

For more information, please visit: www.krksys.com/Studio-Monitors/Rokit-G4-Grille-Covers

 

Tags: KRK Systems | Studio Monitors | ROKIT G4
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Never.no inks licensing agreement with Applied Electronics in Canada Posted: 30/03/2020
Never.no inks licensing agreement with Applied Electronics in Canada

Never.no, the award-winning audience engagement specialist, has today announced a partnership agreement with Applied Electronics. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, the media solutions company will license Never.no’s Bee-On platform and offer local support, creative assistance and training for broadcasters and content providers.

“We’re delighted to announce our new partnership with Applied Electronics. Their experience and knowledge of the industry, not to mention their expansive sales network, fits our strategic regional growth plans. We’re excited to work with forward-thinking broadcasters and content providers looking to bridge the gap between content and their audiences,” said Scott Davies, CEO of Never.no.

“We’ll be working with their teams to give extensive support and training, which includes Bee-On’s new, soon-to-be-announced capabilities, that will enhance content providers’ workflows with seamless social platform and web browser integration,” added Karl Kathuria, head of North America for Never.no.

With over 20 years’ experience in interactive TV, Never.no has developed its cloud-based SaaS solution Bee-On to provide broadcasters and advertisers with the tools to deliver rich and captivating content that can be managed remotely, away from main production hubs. Bee-On’s intuitive system enables rapid real-time production changes and produces HD broadcast graphics on linear and digital platforms. The innovative feature-set includes a robust social moderation engine that filters audience-generated content - such as images, comments and videos – and manages scalable live polls and competitions, delivered in real-time for live or pre-recorded programming.

“Applied Electronics is excited to represent Never.no in the Canadian marketplace – a company that has been at the forefront of social technology innovation since the inception of the social media phenomenon,” said Paul Stechly, president of Applied Electronics. “The way people interact with content has evolved dramatically over the past two decades. It is fascinating to see the incredible possibilities that exist now for global audiences to interact in real time with the content they consume.”

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