TVN24 becomes first worldwide broadcaster to future-proof its news production capabilities with Sony PXW-Z750

TVN24 becomes first worldwide broadcaster to future-proof its news production capabilities with Sony PXW-Z750

TVN24 has received the very first Sony PXW-Z750 camcorders to increase operational agility, enhance picture quality and lay the foundations for 4K broadcasting in the future

TVN24, the largest and the most-watched 24-hours news channel in Poland, becomes the first customer to receive ten Sony PXW-Z750 4K camcorders to future-proof its infrastructure for advanced 4K/UHD output and increase the agility of its news broadcasting operations. As an existing Sony customer, TVN24’s investment into the latest PXW-Z750 4K camcorders will help replace more than 80 PDW-700 and PMW-500 Sony shoulder camcorders currently in use. With the Z750 camcorders, the news channel’s production team will now be able to shoot in 4K, High Dynamic Range (HDR) and High Frame Rate (HFR), delivering 4K image quality with high sensitivity and vivid colour reproduction, ideal for news and live production.

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Jarosław Kielmel, Technology Department Director at TVN Discovery Polska explains: “Having invested in various Sony broadcasting solutions over the years, we were keen to work with Sony to help us future-proof our news production capabilities, ready to migrate to 4K in the years to come. We're incredibly impressed by the picture quality of the PXW-Z750, particularly when shooting in HD thanks to its 3CMOS sensors. Combined with the increased flexibility it provides us with, the PXW-Z750 is fast becoming our go-to camcorder for our 24-hour news broadcasting operations.”

Launched at IBC 2019, the PXW-Z750 is the world’s first 2/3-type 3-chip 4K shoulder camcorder equipped with global shutter technology for capturing clear and crisp images while negating artefacts such as flashband and rolling shutter distortion. This makes the camcorder ideal for TVN24 to shoot in unpredictable lighting conditions and to capture quick moving objects and action. Furthermore, its 4K/HD simultaneous recording gives TVN24 the choice to capture 4K HDR and HD HDR content at the same time.

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“We are continuing to see a significant increase in the demand for 4K/UHD, HDR and IP capabilities, as broadcasters look to deliver the best picture quality to their audiences. At Sony, we work closely with our customers, partners and the wider industry to develop solutions that meet the evolving needs of the news production industry," commented Sebastian Leske, Product Manager at Sony Professional Solutions Europe. "The Z750 is just one of those solutions and, thanks to its advanced set of features, the demand for it by organisations around the world, including TVN24, has been phenomenal.”

Following a successful trial period, TVN24 will look to further expand its PXW-Z750 line-up by gradually replacing existing cameras with new models.

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About TVN Discovery Polska

TVN is the leading broadcaster in Poland and is part of Discovery, Inc.  It currently operates 24 channel brands, including free-to-air networks and a variety of factual, lifestyle, news, sports, film and pay-TV brands. The company provides an extensive range of online products, including player.pl – one of the most engaging OTT platforms in Poland, as well as Eurosport Player bringing major sporting events live and on demand. The broadcaster’s portfolio encompasses TVN Media – the largest advertising brokerage office in Poland – and TVN Agency, offering production and distribution services for both news and commercial content in Poland and abroad. It also offers broadcasting services. TVN Discovery Poland together with Canal+ Group, jointly operate nc+, the leading Polish premium direct-to-home (“DTH”) digital satellite platform.

TVN Discovery Polska operates the most sophisticated and complex news organization in Poland with TVN24 being Poland’s first and most popular news channel, TVN24 BIS - the only international news channel in Poland and TVN24 digital - leader in online video consumption and most popular news legacy brand online.

About Sony Professional Solutions

Sony Professional Solutions is part of Sony Corporation and exists to help professionals to truly live their vision, by unleashing the incredible power of images. With a winning combination of innovative technology and industry expertise, Sony partners with businesses across a wide variety of sectors including Media and Broadcast, Sports, Healthcare, Corporate, Education and Theatre to deliver industry leading and transformational customer solutions. Operating with over 40 years’ experience and a trusted network of established technology partners, the wide Sony portfolio of knowledge, products and services propositions provides true value to businesses and informs, educates and inspires their customers.

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