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NEP Switzerland, Broadcast Solutions partner on UHD studio

Companies worked together on the project for MySports

NEP Switzerland and Broadcast Solutions have partnered on the building of a new 4K/UHD studio and playout facilities in two locations in Switzerland.

The companies worked together on the project for MySports from Swiss cable provider UPC.

All facilities were linked using a dedicated 100 GigE Fibre connection with the studio and playout centre is located in Zurich and a remote studio based in Rosssens, in the French-speaking part of Switzerland.

Broadcast Solutions was in charge for planning and installation of all broadcast- and IT-infrastructure as well as production furniture.

The facilities are the first full 4K/UHD studios and playout centres to be ever build in Switzerland.

MySports is using the new facilities to produce all ice hockey games as multi-language programmes. The studio in Zürich will cover the German and Italian signals whereas the remote studio in Rossens will produce the French program. Both studios are built identically with the Rossens studio being remotely controlled from the Zurich studio. The playout centre in Zurich works with 20 channels of live signals.

Reto Osterwalder, managing director at NEP Switzerland said: “With these new facilities, which are very demanding, both technically and temporally, we will command the most modern broadcast infrastructure in Switzerland. In order to realise this project, we were looking for a partner that fulfils our high expectations – and Broadcast Solutions is the perfect choice. We know their excellent work from previous projects and the start of the channel was perfect.”