Pinnacle Systems has announced that Television Broadcasts Limited
(TVB) Hong Kong, one of the largest producers of Chinese language
programming in the world, has made a significant installation of
Pinnacle Systems broadcast equipment in its new broadcast center
at TVB City.
An official release informs that inter-operability between these
systems has enabled TVB to streamline its editing, graphics and
playout operations. Around 19 FX Deko II systems are delivering
multi-channel effects along with 22 Pinnacle Deko2200 2D character
generators and 11 DVEXCEL systems. 20 DekoCast graphics control
systems are being used to provide fully automated on air information
by extracting live data and live index from the server. In addition,
30 Lightning 1000 image management systems and one unit of Thunder
LT are in use.
TVB will be using the seven MediaStream 1600 server for playout
of programmes and commercials utilising a completely redundant server
configuration. Pinnacle Systems ConnectPlus 1000 units will be used
to transfer material from a remote location to the Central Playout
Center utilising a WAN infrastructure.
TVB which celebrated its 35th anniversary last November operates
two local free-to-air programme channels in Hong Kong. TVB Jade
and TVB Pearl offer 14,000 hours of programming to 2.1 million homes
in Hong Kong. TVB also operates TVBI, which licences and distributes
Chinese programmes to more than 30 countries through its overseas
Pinnacle Systems provides broadcasters, consumers with cutting-edge
digital media creation, storage, and play-back solutions for use
at home, in the studio and on the air.