Megahertz wins IP infrastructure project for US broadcaster

Megahertz to provide design and integration services of new all-IP European production facility for international news network
Megahertz to provide design and integration services of new all-IP European production facility for international news network

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Megahertz Ltd, a systems integrator,  has been appointed by an American news-based broadcaster to implement, build, test, and deliver the IP workflows supporting its London offices and European headquarters (HQ) relocation to Old Street, in central London.

Megahertz will help the broadcaster with the challenges of IP implementation, including guiding and supporting the team's commitment to the SMPTE 2110 roadmap.

The relocated HQ will be responsible for the production, contribution, studio programmes, the support of ENG/film crews, editing for its news channels and digital platform, as well as for the organisation’s sponsored programming. Megahertz’s key responsibilities are for the design and implementation of the end-to-end camera chain, edit workflows, logistics support and installation of the facility’s IP networking, with factory testing and system fabrication, to be completed at its Ely-based headquarters before delivery.

The architecture underpinning the facility is designed around an Evertz IP infrastructure and built on an array of new technologies from suppliers like Calrec, CatDV, IPE, Leyard, Object Matrix, OpenDrives, Sony, Vizrt and Ward-Beck.

“This HQ relocation opened the way for our customer to trigger a complete technology refresh and their goal has been to create an end-to-end IP workflow, running from the glass of the camera to the glass of the consumer," said Jon Flay, MD, Megahertz. "An all-IP production facility will give them flexibility and agility in the context of programme making and news reporting," hed added.

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