TSL has been chosen by Czech Republic TV station TV Nova to provide systems integration for its new HD production and transmission facility based in Prague. TV Nova's HD offering will launch in the summer of 2007 and will provide viewers in the Czech Republic with the first HD transmission in the region, writes Andy Stout.
The TV Nova installation follows a successful HD installation by TSL at ProTV in Romania; both channels are owned by Central European Media Enterprises (CME). TSL won the TV Nova HD contract following a tender process that was part of a structured programme of technology upgrades for the CME Group. The contract requirements detailed by TV Nova consist of a complete turnkey system that includes design, pre-build at TSL, onsite installation, training and commissioning.
The project designed by TSL will include an HD studio and a fully scalable HD server-based playout facility for an initial two channels. The new facility will include automation from Pebble Beach's Neptune system, a Snell & Wilcox Kahuna production switcher and SeaChange Broadcast Media Library (BML) server.