Amsterdam, September 10th, 2011
Cinegy is delighted to announce the successful and innovative deployment of its Streaming Suite products at Sveriges Television, the Swedish national broadcaster. With the increase in video over IP based equipment at SVT, including a fleet of IP SNG trucks, field encoders and the already existing contribution network, SVT had a requirement to manage all these signals easily and with the assistance from Cinegy’s Swedish-based partner Veritas Produktion, SVT’s requirement has now been fullfilled with the installation of Cinegy’s Streaming Suite of IP infrastructure products.
Sveriges Television (SVT) is the Swedish public service television company with the widest range of programming of all TV companies in Sweden. Today, SVT operates eight channels - seven national, SVT1, SVT2, SVT24, SVT B and together with UR, Kunskapskanalen, and one international, SVT World. SVT also operates two HD-channels: SVT1 HD and SVT2 HD.
This year, SVT launched a new program, “Sverige idag" (Sweden Today). This programme broadcasts three days a week and showcases live upcoming news stories from around Sweden. Most of the programme contains live sources that place a large amount of pressure on the control room environment. The system is installed at SVT Umea, one of four main hubs of SVT, but the router and management tools can be used from everywhere within the SVT network.
To simplify these needs, SVT choose to invest in a complete Cinegy IP infrastructure system, the Cinegy Streaming Suite, comprising of Cinegy Monitor, Cinegy Gateway and Cinegy Route. These contain modules for encoding, decoding and transcoding streams and at the same time manage, route, monitor and record these.
Anders Hoog, Managing Director of Veritas Produktion commented, “This installation has been very successful and will lead to a much more optimized work load for the control room staff, whilst at the same time offering a number of new opportunities.”
The system is configured so that any control room operator can choose from all sources within the SVT network which requires very little training. A vast number of sources such as contribution links from other SVT stations, SNG trucks, field encoders and so on, can be easily dragged and dropped to any of the destination holders. When dropping a source to any of the three first destinations, the signal will also be routed to the vision mixer and to the corresponding multiviewer channels. If the need is more to monitor sources, any of the following destinations will immediately show up on the multiviewer and can later be assigned to the vision mixer for live inclusion. Also recording is a simple task, as one channel is always open and routable as a very simple operation.
Jan Weigner, CTO of Cinegy states: “For years we have been promoting our set of IP based signal management, routing, control and monitoring for the use in broadcast production. It is great to see how more and more broadcasters have realized the potential and that this offers them both in terms of flexibility and cost savings.”
The SVT Cinegy system contains:
Cinegy is exhibiting at IBC 2011 in Amsterdam from 9th-13th September 2011, in Hall 7 Stand A30.
About Veritas Produktion
Veritas Produktion is based in Sweden and provides a consulting, technology and sales service for television and streaming video. The company is headed by Anders Höög, who has 20 years experience in broadcast engineering in Swedish Television. Together with a network of consultants with broad knowledge of broadcast, Veritas Produktion offers a complete package of services, design, installation, training, support and service. For more information visit www.veritasproduktion.se
Cinegy is a world-leading R&D company, developing and engineering video, broadcast and OEM software solutions. Cinegy software encompasses every aspect of collaborative production, from ingest to editing to playout, all connected to an active archive with full digital asset management. It is modular and scalable; it can be applied to a wide variety of production environments of differing size, scope and purpose, from entry level to enterprise. Based on standard IT hardware and non-proprietary storage technology, it is affordable, easily deployable and intuitive to use.
Cinegy’s application areas include: media workflow, media asset management, broadcast automation, newsroom integration, nonlinear editing, compositing and effects, MPEG technology / encoders/decoders and signal distribution and monitoring. For more information visit www.cinegy.com
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