Japanese mobile video service taps Miranda

NTS (NHK Technical Services Inc.), Japan’s Mobile TV service provider, has installed a Miranda Imagestore master control and channel branding processor and a Presmaster 2 control panel. MobaHO! provides 8 video channels including Mobile.n and other news, sports, and entertainment programming; 37 audio channels, including overseas FM radio stations and genre-specific music programming; and approximately 60 data-service titles.

Users of MobaHO!, Japan’s first digital satellite broadcasting service for mobile use, can now access NHK General TV and other programs via their mobile devices through Mobile.n channel which features channel branding inserted by the Imagestore system.

MobaHO! provides 8 video channels including Mobile.n and other news, sports, and entertainment programming; 37 audio channels, including overseas FM radio stations and genre-specific music programming; and approximately 60 data-service titles.

Mr. Kenzo Muroi of NTS which operates Mobile.n channel playout, says, ‘We are very pleased with the graphics capabilities and playout functionality of the Miranda system, especially at such an affordable set-up cost. The operators used the equipment for covering the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament and Hanshin Tigers Baseball Games via Mobile TV this year.’

Miranda’s Imagestore processor provides NTS with two multi-level keying levels for inserting animations or still graphics for Mobile TV channel branding. A Presmaster2 panel is used for manual operation of switching and branding, and it provides operators with full video and audio previewing.

NTS is also using six Miranda DVP-101i SDI video processors, which combine proc-amp and synchronizer functionality, to lock their remote feeds to a local reference. The proc-amp provides a wide range of video level and phase adjustments, such as video gain, black level, hue and saturation. The DVP-101i processors also extract embedded audio and pass it to six DAP-712i audio processors that re-embed the audio at the output

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