Kantipur TV Becomes the First 100% Tapeless Broadcast System in Nepal

Kantipur TV produces entertainment shows, interviews as well as national and international news

Kantipur TV, the main private TV broadcaster in Nepal, has chosen VSN technology for a complete renovation of their technology, going to a complete tapeless broadcast system. Kantipur TV has been broadcasting non-stop since 2003 covering the Indian subcontinent, Pacific and North America and had wishes to become the first tapeless TV channel in Nepal.

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Among other project requirements, they needed a system capable of improving the quality of their graphics, a redefinition of their workflow to gain higher efficiency and cost saving, and the update to HD of their two SD channels. Thanks to VSN solutions, Kantipur TV could achieve all its goals with a reliable and cost-efficient technology.

The solution provided by VSN includes an ingest system (VSNAUTOREC) with four simultaneous channels and VSNSHARER to access the shared storage and archive. The news system VSNNEWS features a redundant playout, twenty journalist workstations and ten post production stations that integrate different non-linear editing solutions (Vegas, Premiere and FCP) into a single system. VSNIPTRANSFER allows the remote reporters to send their pre-edited videos to the central newsroom and to broadcast live events in high quality through 3G mobile IP networks. The system also includes a trackless multicamera virtual studio VSNFREEMOVE and manages its own branding with the use of three advanced graphics stations VSNCG+. Last but not least, a legal compliance recording system VSNLEGALREC has been also added to the broadcast system.

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The installation has been developed by VSN in collaboration with its local partner in Nepal Soheto. Kantipur TV’s engineering team emphasized the technical quality of the solution provided and the level of redundancy and flexibility of all VSN solutions.

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Kantipur TV produces entertainment shows, interviews as well as national and international news. Their goal is to offer the Nepali perspective in a changing environment through information and entertainment.

Kantipur TV
Launched in July 2003, as one of the private channels, Kantipur Television Network is Nepal’s pre-eminent television station, beaming 24/7 to more than a hundred countries across the Pacific, the Indian subcontinent and the North Armerica. During its seven years of transmission, Kantipur Television has grown significantly and has carved a niche in the broadcasting history of Nepal. It has gained equal popularity at home and among the non-resident Nepalese community abroad.

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Promoted by Non-Residents Nepalese in Russia and the Kantipur media group, it is licensed to operate as a TV broadcasting company in terrestrially as well as via satellite. For this purpose, it has embraced the latest technology, updated production equipment and other facilities and skilled human resources with a view to providing a multitude of entertainment programs, national and international news and talk shows. It has achieved a milestone in its stand of credible news and information and classy entertainment programs. Its objective is to provide a television service that informs, entertains and inspires viewers with a Nepalese perspective in the changing context.

VSN
VSN is an IT company which develops high performance and reliable software and complex systems for multimedia content management. With more than 20 years’ experience, the technology developed by our team of engineers has provided solutions to meet the needs of more than 1000 customers in 80 countries. Among our clients are TV stations, Government Organizations, Universities and News agencies.Specialized in the Broadcast industry, VSN applications help to ensure a complete management of TV stations, producers and distributors of audiovisual content workflows and other critical environments.

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