Oman TV brings High Definition broadcast to viewers with Sony Professional Solutions

Sony Professional Solutions MEA signed Contract with Ministry of Information Oman TV

Sony Professional Solutions MEA (PSMEA) announced that it has secured a landmark US $69 million deal with the Sultanate of Oman’s Ministry of Information to build state-of-the-art High Definition studios at Oman TV Complex in Muscat, as well as refurbish the television broadcast facility located in Salalah. Upon completion of the project in November 2011, viewers of Oman TV will be the first in the region to experience the superior quality of High Definition content production and distribution.

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This highly contested project will see Sony PSMEA providing a future-proof 3G infrastructure that will position Oman TV as the technology leader within the region’s broadcast industry. The contract includes the delivery of fully equipped High Definition studios, tapeless networked production, Media Asset Management - News, transmission, Radio and other extensive facilities to provide a truly tapeless broadcast production environment. Sony PSMEA is also providing the latest technology for the refurbishment of the broadcaster’s TV facilities in Salalah, which will be integrated with the TV complex in Muscat.

Commenting on the collaboration, Mohammad AL Marhouby, Chairman of the project committee and Director General of Engineering at the MOI, said, “We are expecting Sony Professional’s extensive experience in delivering broadcast and IT-based Media Asset Management projects, as well as its expertise in the Middle East region to contribute to the success of this project. We recognise that our engineers need the necessary skills to manage the migration from traditional broadcasting to HD technology and are expecting Sony Professional’s training offering to help us achieve our goals”

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Hideaki Nakamura, Managing Director of Sony Professional Solutions MEA said; “We are privileged to be selected as partner to Oman TV as it focuses on improving broadcast quality for viewers across the region and embraces international standards in High Definition broadcast and 3G compatibility. Our business has been active in the Middle East for more than two decades and we are delighted to bring our experience and advanced technology solutions to projects such as this that raise standards in the region’s broadcast industry.” “We are delighted to have been awarded this hotly contested contract and look forward to successfully delivering this state-of–the–art system, based on the latest proven technological developments in HD to Oman TV,” commented Oman’s Sales Account Manager Khaled Al-Jamal.

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