TVN Selects EVS for Fast-Turnaround TV Entertainment Workflow

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Chile’s state-owned broadcaster TVN has deployed a multi-camera ingest solution from EVS, the leading provider of live video production systems. The new workflow is being used for popular TVN productions such as talent show El Mejor de Chile and game show Apuesto Por Ti.

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In close partnership with its Chile representative Intervideo, EVS delivered a solution consisting of a six-channel XT series server along with the IPDirector suite of video production management applications, LSM remote controller and XTAccess gateway. The solution is integrated with Avid storage and non-linear editing systems working in XDCam.

TVN were interested in developing a new workflow in Santiago following their experience using the same tools for multi-camera ingest at the Summer Games in London last year. “The EVS solution is robust, field-proven and reliable,” said Mauricio Rojo, vice president of engineering at TVN. “It enables us to increase our storage capacity, automate the workflow and select content easily. It integrates very well with Avid storage and editing systems, which facilitates production and saves a lot of time.”

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The XT server is configured with four channels for ingest and two for output. IPDirector logs the incoming content and sends it to an Avid ISIS 5000 storage system, while XTAccess facilitates media exchange with the Avid systems.

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“Broadcasters and production companies are under pressure to turn around high-quality entertainment programming as quickly and efficiently as possible,” said Bejamin Mariage, sales manager for EVS Latin America. “After deploying an EVS multi-camera ingest solution for the world’s biggest sporting competition, TVN realized that it could use a similar workflow to achieve the same time-saving benefits for some of its most popular entertainment shows. Our flexible solutions are suited to any kind of live or fast-turnaround production environment and integrate easily with third-party tools.”

After extensive testing in Santiago, TVN deployed the EVS solution at The Summer Games in London - the first time it had used an EVS system at such a high-profile event. Used for a mixture of programming including news updates from the competitions, EVS XT and XS servers were configured with five channels for ingest and one for playout. One IPDirector suite was used for ingest, logging and browsing feeds, with another managing playout control. Integration with Avid editing and storage systems was a key requirement which was facilitated by XT Access.

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EVS’ XT series servers offer complete media control from ingest to playout, including live editing, slow-motion replays, multi-channel playback and media exchange with third-party systems, in demanding live and near-live production environments.

About EVS
EVS provides its customers with reliable and innovative technology to enable the production of live, enriched video programming, allowing them to work more efficiently and boost their revenue streams. Its industry-leading broadcast and media production systems are used by broadcasters, production companies, post-production facilities, film studios, content owners and archive libraries around the globe. It spans four key markets – Sports, Entertainment, News and Media.

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Founded in 1994, its innovative Live Slow Motion system revolutionised live broadcasting. Its reliable and integrated tapeless solutions, based around its market-leading XT server range, are now widely used to deliver live productions worldwide. Today, it continues to develop practical innovations, such as its C-Cast second-screen delivery platform, to help customers maximise the value of their media content.

The company is headquartered in Belgium and has offices in Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, and North and Latin America. Approximately 475 EVS professionals from 20 offices are selling its branded products in over 100 countries, and provide customer support globally. EVS is a public company traded on Euronext Brussels: EVS, ISIN: BE0003820371.

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