Russian Broadcaster’s New Facility Outfitted with Variety of Miranda Gear
CTC, a leading television network in Russia, has installed Miranda Technologies’ branding, master control, and multi-viewer systems as part of a refurbishment and consolidation of its Moscow-based facility.
System integrator, Okno-TV, is close to completing the station renovation, which consolidates three previously separate facilities, and provides capacity for international feeds in a centralized operation.
“What’s wonderful is that CTC operators can now be more creative with promos because Miranda’s graphics solution cuts out tedious, time-consuming and repetitive aspects of the job”, says Mikhail Kalanchekaev, head of broadcast IT at Okno TV. “CTC selected Miranda’s solutions because of their reliability and technical transparency. With this more efficient system, the network has managed to increase its number of channels, without increasing its man-power.”
CTC broadcasts three channels (CTC, Domashny, and DTV) across five different time zones, and also provides two international feeds. It has installed 18 Miranda Imagestore 750 master control and channel branding processors, with three Intuition XG branding co-processors for television graphics. The system also includes three Kaleido-X multi-viewers for signal monitoring.
CTC will use the Intuition XGs in combination with the Imagestore 750s for a variety of promos, including lower-third graphics, animated bugs, ‘coming up next’ promotions, and data-driven text.
The Kaleido-X multi-viewers are used for monitoring and engineering control at CTC. A total of 96 inputs are displayed across multiple screens throughout the facility, including a number of 57” TVLogic panels.
Miranda’s XEdit software allows CTC operators to quickly create complex multi-room layouts, and display important items such as audio levels, dynamic tally information, clocks, as well as current and imminent event information from the automation system.