Hillsboro, Ore., March 17, 2014 — Executives at Myanmar's MRTV are glad they chose a robust solution from Grass Valley® for the capture and delivery of live HD coverage of the 2013 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games. This solution included a sophisticated broadcast infrastructure for MRTV's International Broadcast Center (IBC), which was designed to enable unilateral broadcast services for the Games. MRTV operates Myanmar's state-owned satellite television station MRTV. The station airs 12 local channels and 14 regional channels throughout Myanmar, reaching millions of viewers.
For the IBC, Grass Valley provided the design and installation of the broadcast infrastructure, which included facility routing, ingest, playout, satellite uplink, fiber transmission and venue communications. For a streamlined workflow, MRTV purchased 50 seats of GV STRATUS® nonlinear media production tools, which were used by IBC broadcast staff as the primary platform for ingest, editing and content management. GV STRATUS was additionally used by individual broadcasters to search content and edit complete packages for their own broadcasts. The system was used in tandem with EDIUS® Pro 7 multiformat nonlinear editing software and a Trinix® NXT multiformat digital video routing switcher with multiviewer—incorporating advanced multiviewer circuit technology and eliminates the need for secondary external components and connections.
Rounding out MRTV's IBC solution, Grass Valley partnered with Broadcast Solutions, a Singapore-based rental and production company, to supply two Kayenne® Video Production Center switchers and 18 LDX WorldCam™ advanced imaging camera systems. Coverage was broadcast live throughout the region as well as distributed to multiple platforms including the official SEA Games YouTube channel.
"We wanted to equip the IBC with state-of-the-art and growth-oriented technology, and Grass Valley was the natural choice to help us with this," said U Tint Swe, Director General at MRTV. "In an impressive seven months, Grass Valley not only designed and built the IBC's broadcast infrastructure, but also the support system for satellite uplink and fiber transmissions. Our broadcast center delivered high-quality coverage of the SEA Games without a hitch," U Tint Swe continued.
"Grass Valley was so pleased to help provide coverage of this momentous live sporting event in Myanmar," remarked Stephen Wong, Senior Vice President of Asia Pacific, Grass Valley. "In the competitive world of live sports, it's essential that MRTV had the requisite architecture in place to ensure top-quality HD broadcast was delivered for the SEA Games, as well as a flexible solution that can keep them on the leading edge in this ever changing broadcast environment."
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