Premier Greek Broadcaster Outfits New Studio with Miranda Equipment
Nova TV, Greece’s premier film and sports playout provider, has installed Miranda Technologies’ Kaleido-X16 multi-viewer and multiple Imagestore 750 channel branding processors at its primary facility.
The compact Kaleido-X16 multi-viewer features 16-inputs, and dual multi-viewer outputs, and offers the same picture quality, layout flexibility, and usability as the top of the range Kaleido-X processors.
“The Kaleido-X16 is the best 16×2 multi-viewer, in terms of value for money on the market, and has an excellent range of inputs – 3Gbps, HD, SD, and even PAL – with plenty of monitoring and alarm features”, says Conrad Preen, chief architect for the new system at Nova TV.
Nova TV completed a large central control room with the assistance of systems integrators, Telmaco, to monitor all 16 of its television channels, as well as six live booths for use during complex events. Each live booth comprises a mini control room set up for one channel, and a commentary booth that can be assigned to control, monitor, and voice-over any television channel.
“One of our aims was to create a system that would allow the entire station to be monitored during the quiet shifts by one or two operators, but allow extra operators and control facilities to be assigned to channels during complex live events”, says Preen.
The new facility design allows Nova TV to add more channels, and expand control and monitoring facilities according to the needs of specific programs, rather than the architecture of the equipment.
To strengthen channel branding, Nova TV has also installed 10 of Miranda’s Imagestore 750 processors.
“The Imagestore 750 is a very powerful HD-ready tool that let’s you solve almost any channel branding problem within the one box, and its 5.1 audio processing modules are ideal for future HD playout,” says Preen. “It’s a machine which has been refined over many years, and this shows”.