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CTC, Russia's entertainment network, installs Miranda’s branding, master control and monitoring for facility refurbishment

Imagestore and Kaleido for CTC

Miranda Technologies announced that CTC, Russia’s leading entertainment television network, has installed its branding, master control and multi-viewer systems as part of a refurbishment and consolidation of its Moscow-based facility.

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System integrator, Okno-TV, is close to completing the station renovation, which consolidates three previously separate facilities, and provides capacity for international feeds in a centralized operation.

“What’s wonderful is that CTC operators can now be more creative with promos because Miranda’s graphics solution cuts out tedious, time-consuming and repetitive aspects of the job”, says Mikhail Kalanchekaev, Head of Broadcast IT at Okno TV.

“CTC selected Miranda’s solutions because of their reliability and technical transparency. With this more efficient system, the network has managed to increase its number of channels, without increasing its man-power”.

CTC broadcasts three channels (CTC, Domashny and DTV) across five different time zones, and also provides two international feeds. It has installed 18 Miranda Imagestore 750 master control and channel branding processors, with three Intuition XG branding co-processors for advanced television graphics. The system also includes three Kaleido-X multi-viewers for signal monitoring.

CTC will be using the Intuition XGs in combination with the Imagestore 750s for a wide mix of promos, including lower-third graphics, animated bugs, ‘coming up next’ promotions, and data-driven text.

The Kaleido-X multi-viewers are used for monitoring and engineering control at CTC. A total of 96 inputs are displayed across multiple screens throughout the facility, including a number of 57” TVLogic panels.

Miranda’s XEdit software allows CTC operators to quickly create complex multi-room layouts, and display important items such as audio levels, dynamic tally information, clocks, as well as current and imminent event information from the automation system.

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About Miranda

Miranda Technologies Inc. (TSX: MT) develops, manufactures and markets high performance hardware and software for the television broadcast industry. Its solutions are purchased by content creators, broadcasters, specialty channels and television service providers to enable and enhance the transition to a complex multi-channel digital and HD broadcast environment. This equipment allows customers to generate additional revenue while reducing costs through more efficient distribution and management of content as well as the automation of previously manual processes. Miranda employs approximately 550 people at its Montreal headquarters and in its facilities located in Wallingford (UK), Grass Valley (California, USA), Paris (France), Tokyo (Japan), Zaltbommel (Netherlands), Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Beijing (China) and Hong Kong. Miranda is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit

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