Broadcast Solutions is a specialized broadcast system integrator and turnkey solution provider in the fields of Broadcast Engineering and Information Technology. With Headquarters in Germany, they have offices in Hungary, UK, Singapore and Kenya among others countries. They are active in the design, installation and maintenance of TV and FM Radio stations in Africa.
Broadcast Solutions offers fully integrated solutions based on their broad experience in designing, installing and maintaining Broadcast Centres and Studio.
Broadcast Solutions has recently implemented a new HD TV studio facility in Nairobi for Kenya's newest TV channel, Switch TV. Broadcast Solutions with its Hungarian technical team acted as the main contractor for this project.
The TV channel is a new non-profit subsidiary of the Kenya Red Cross and is targeting the age group of 18-35 to educate and to entertain them. With a variety of local productions, live shows and news programs, this new channel spices up the regional media landscape and is one of the most modern studios on the continent up to date.
Switch TV required a studio with four sets including a green box, with remotely operated cameras and a newsroom and post-production system.
For the implementation of this project, Broadcast Solutions trusted AEQ's Intercom solutions. The communication between the members in the production team is made possible with an AEQ Crossnet intercom system, which uses DANTE multi-channel Aunetwork audio. The Crossnet 64 matrix chosen incorporates 32 AoIP Dante ports, in addition to analogue and digital ports and VoIP connection for wireless user positions. The system includes 10 TP 8116 rack user panels and 2 Xbp wireless beltpacks connected through two Cisco WiFi access points.
Thanks to the implementation of the latest technology and workflows, Switch TV has become one of the HD TVs in the East African region with the highest capacity to produce cutting-edge content.
The integration of the project was carried out by Hungary Broadcast Solutions engineers together with the support of AEQ's after sales service.
Info: www.aeq.eu & www.switchmedia.ke & Calavitis SA*
* Distributor for Hellas
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