RTV Bangladesh has chosen Benchmark Broadcast as the systems integrator for the integration and commissioning of its HD migration and automation project. The system being installed and commissioned by Benchmark Broadcast will include the following features and capabilities:
- Fully HD capable platform.
- File-based workflow supporting HD formats.
- Automation of channel playout.
- Central storage for HD with archival and retrieve capabilities.
- Multi-path video converter and frame sync for external feeds.
The HD system has a Nevion 3G router with backup cross-points, S-A-M video and audio distribution, and an additional talkback facility to cover studio and production floors. The video format conversion and frame synchronisation ability help the station to get external feeds of different formats and handle them for production. Pebble Beach Automation integrates the devices in the master control room as well as content preparation from Ingest to archival. Archive and restore based on LTO6 tape storage is managed with Xendata HSM. The new facilities will help RTV to improve the video quality and also eliminate tape-based workflow, achieve faster media access and provide an environment capable of new distribution and acquisition formats.
Mr. Swapan Dhar, DGM Broadcast Operations and Engineering, said, “We wanted to get an experienced SI who can work with our current setup and migrate a running channel based on our priorities.”
The migration will occur while the current SD broadcast facilities are fully operational. The new facilities will migrate RTV to the next generation broadcast platform and provide a richer viewer experience.