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Italy’s Mediaset migrates live production facilities to IP

Broadcaster has updated its production centres in Milan and Rome with five of Sony's XVS-700 video switchers

Italian broadcaster Mediaset has updated its production centres in Milan and Rome with five of Sony’s XVS-700 video switchers as it moves further towards IP.

The company has also installed the XVS-7000 switcher in its IP19 OB vehicle.

The switchers are compliant with both SMPTE ST 2110 and NMOS and are fitted with 100G input/output boards to support simultaneous 4K and HD working in a single stream with on-board format conversion.

In addition, Sony has delivered 25 PVM-X2400 24-inch 4K HDR TRIMASTER high-grade picture monitors that are installed in studio control rooms and OB vehicles at the broadcaster’s Milan and Rome sites.

“We’ve been familiar with the quality and reliability of Sony vision mixers for a very long time, and the XVS-7000 was a logical choice for Mediaset,” said Marco Di Concetto, head of broadcast production systems at Mediaset. “As the first production switcher with 100G I/O capability – as well as support for both ST.2110 and NMOS – it fits smoothly into our new IP-based studio infrastructure that’s based on open standards.”

“In the pre-competitive phase for Mediaset’s selection of technologies, Sony and [integrator] Professional Show cooperated closely in the careful evaluation and interoperability of equipment with respect to SMPTE and AMWA standards,” added Enrico De Capitani, key account manager, Media Solutions, Sony IPSE. “The positive results demonstrate how efficient Sony was in implementing the standards specifications – and how the close working partnership between Professional Show and Sony has enabled the best integration of the IP solution for Mediaset.”