Panorama Picks EVS Systems to Equip Its New Fleet
Panorama, initially Ano Sports Broadcasting is the largest Russian unified facility company, created in December 2009 by Channel One, VGTRK, NTV and RIA News. It has commissioned the integration of several new high definition mobile production units to Sony Professional Europe. The new fleet will be composed by 12 OB units of different sizes ranging between 10 and 24 cameras, and including the best-of-breed technologies from different broadcast and media industry suppliers.
All-Time Record Deal for EVS: 12 HD OBVans with XT3, XF2 and IPDirector
The choice of Panorama for EVS servers and live controllers as a standard solution for their new mobile units results from the extreme reliability combined with the live oriented architecture of EVS technologies. In addition, EVS was the only system provider to guarantee such a fast level of technology implementation while guarantying a large acceptance of its solutions by broadcast specialists and advanced operators. The complete solution comprises an extended range of EVS products including the new XT3 production and media server, removable storage system XF2 and advanced production content management system IPDirector. As part of the deal, EVS will also train more than 1,500 operators in Russia, creating a large community of operators in that region of the world.
Hugues Lambert, Russia, Central & Eastern Europe Sales Manager says: “EVS has been active in Russia for more than 10 years and, together with our local partners, we have successfully implemented large tapeless workflows such as digital TV Newsrooms, Outside Broadcast solutions and many TV production applications. We are very grateful of the recognition and support of Panorama and its founding partners, who are Russia’s leading Broadcasters. This confirms the strong development of our company in Russia, which has also been elected as host country for a few key sporting events in the coming years (eg. Summer Universiades 2013 in Kazan, Winter Olympic Games in Sochi in 2014 and Football World Cup in 2018).”
EVS designs leading broadcast and media production systems for sports, news and TV entertainment. Its innovative Live Slow Motion system revolutionized live broadcasting, and its reliable and integrative tapeless solutions are now widely used for non-linear editing and 3D HD productions across the globe.
The company’s dedicated systems offer a complete production platform: live slow motion (LSM), super and ultra slow motion, clips creation, fast turnaround editing, production and archive asset management, time delay, multi-camera and multi-feed recording, logging, live graphic analysis, digital transmission, multi-format ingest and play-back, second screen delivery. Main software applications like the IPDirector® or MulticamLSM® are designed to control the industry’s most robust and flexible production platform, the XT series server. The world’s leading broadcasters, such as NBC, BSkyB, FOX, RTBF, RTL, NHK, CANAL+, ABC, ESPN, TF1, CCTV, PBS, CBS, BBC, ZDF, Channel One, Channel7, RAI, TVE, NEP, MEDIAPRO, EUROMEDIA, BEXEL, ALFACAM, TopVision and many others use EVS’ solutions.
The company is headquartered in Belgium and has offices in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America. Approximately 400 EVS professionals from 20 offices are selling its branded products in over 100 countries, and provide customer support globally.