AV Expo
Current Issue : November-December 2021
Read/Download

OR

Flipbook

OR

To The FREE Digital Magazine

Articles May-Jun 2022

CONTRIBUTION TO THE PRO AUDIO INDUSTRYNew!

Honouring the Legacy
Glimpse of One of The Plants at Noida, U.P.

This year PALM + AV-ICN is honouring the AHUJA FAMILY for their Leadership of over Eight Decades in the Pro Audio Industry with the Lifetime Contribution to The Pro Audio Industry Award at the PALM Sound & Light awards. This award recognizes over... read more

Articles May-Jun 2022

AV ARCHITECT OF THE YEARNew!

Awarded for highest standards in adopting best innovation and vision in AV Architecture
NARENDRA NAIDU, Chairman and Managing Director, Rhino Engineers Pvt. Ltd.

This award has been instituted for an AV Architect chosen by AV-ICN platform to be recognized for the quality of his body of work, incorporating the best innovation and vision in AV architecture. In this feature,... read more

Articles Mar-Apr 2022

Milind Raorane Sets the Tone at ToyRoom MumbaiNew!

ToyRoom outfitted its second outpost in Mumbai with Electro-Acoustic Design Consultant Milind Raorane to deploy a comprehensive Sound and Audio design that would enhance the unapparelled ambience of the nightclub. PALM +AV-ICN Reports.
Nex Protection Technology

Located in Kalina, Mumbai, Toy-Room Mumbai is established on the premises of the vibrant and stylish Grand Hyatt, one of Mumbai's sophisticated leisure and business... read more

Articles Mar-Apr 2022

The CHORDFATHER   Experience   New!

Neumann's first Studio Monitor Experience Center in Mumbai
Nex Protection Technology

Recently Neumann in collaboration with well-known music composer, producer, sound engineer, and live engineer, Sunny M.R.'s Chordfather Productions announced the launch of its exclusive Studio Monitor Experience Center for audio professionals... read more

Articles Jan-Feb 2022

Understanding the Dynamic Evolution of Projection Technology with NEC New!

Humans have always wanted to bring their imagination to life. Introducing 2K / 4K projectors that deliver superior colors’ and high resolution has made that possible.
Nex Protection Technology

The high detail, true color rendition and cinema-like quality video of projectors are being leveraged by Artists, museums, schools and businesses alike to educate, attract and engage customers or to uplift and inspire people in new and innovative ways...... read more

Articles Jan-Feb 2022

Integrated System Design Crafts a Savvy Aural Experience Hot!

HARMAN Professional Solutions & ISD install a comprehensive Aural setup at Pass Code Hospitality newly opened restaurants.
Integrated System Design

When Pass Code Hospitality opened three new bustling restaurants in Lower Parel, Mumbai, they reached out to HARMAN Professional Solutions and Integrated System Design to deploy a comprehensive Aural setup that enhanced each restaurant's theme well....... read more

Articles Jan-Feb 2022

Star Dimensions India accomplishes STATE-OF-THE-ART- LIGHTING ARCHITECTURE for the "BANDRA WONDERLAND" project in Mumbai New!

Ashish Mehta & Becket Tundatil Creatively Execute Seamless Architectural Lighting Design at the Iconic Bandra-Worli Sea Link.
Bandra-Worli Sea

Between 24th December 2021 and 2nd January 2022, the project came alive as the sun set on the city - with the entire 1.5 km of the Bandra Reclamation promenade being engulfed in specially themed displays that emphasized the four different seasons of the year, boasting different eye-catching..... read more

Articles Jan-Feb 2022

Understanding the Pro-Audio Market with Sennheiser New!

Sennheiser is a leading manufacturer of headphones, loudspeakers, microphones, and wireless transmission systems and has been creating unique sound experiences for customers. PALM+ AV-ICN got in touch with Vipin Pungalia, Director, Sales - Pro Audio & Country Manager, Sennheiser - India, to learn more about the company's plans for the Indian market.
Vipin Pungalia Pro Audio Country Manager Sennheiser

The live music industry had seen a boom before the third wave of COVID stuck. What are the current industry sentiments, and do you think that the industry is poised to see a boom again? India has always been a music-loving country, for global as well as local artists..... read more


Show More

BLOOMBERGQUINT : AV-OTT Streamcast Digital Platform Case Study


PCR at BloombergQuint Mumbai office


The joint venture between Bloomberg News and Quintillion Media has become the pioneer in the Indian broadcast industry as it adopted alterations propelled by the changing broadcast scenario, thus becoming the first business news channel to directly go on digital or OTT platform rather than broadcast.

While starting this channel, the main idea was to have a blend of workflow between the digital and broadcast, which is not seen in the Indian broadcast setups easily. The industry treats the two processes separately and runs them in parallel  by pushing, transcoding & formating. The aim was not only to establish themselves on digital platform like any other mainstream media but also to go on social media platform. Though a lot of production process remained the same, the change in the distribution pattern did demand the technical update and new equipment that would facilitate the smooth functioning of the process and provide more flexibility to capture maximum OTT platforms.

Mohit Sardana – CTO says, “We carefully handpicked an efficient partner as our System Integrator and thus entrusted this herculean responsibility on the able shoulders of Cineom Broadcast. Cineom is empowered by a proficient team and seasoned experience to achieve complex goals under stringent time line.”

Television is changing in ways that make it increasingly difficult to consider linear broadcasting in isolation from other modes of distribution to audiences, such as the Internet, Mobile & OTT, to deal with it have designed workflow in such a way that we are Live on OTT & Social Media i.e. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube at the same time from Single Platform.

The technical head of the channel was very keen to have state-of-the art workflow which will have an unique blend of Baseband and IT. He was keen to have workflow capabilities seamlessly integrated together to give news teams the collaborative workflow, efficiency and speed required to break news, across every platform, on multiple devices. He was supported by very knowledgeable and hardworking team of engineers, who are integral part of success.

Saving time and effort is valuable to any newsroom and we were enabled to justify the same through full integration with NRCS, graphics, playout and above all AVID embracing with its futuristic broadcast abilities.

This integrated new workflow enables you to create and deliver multiple angles of a story to larger and wider audiences across TV, websites, mobile apps, and social media channels. It will save newsroom time and operating cost while deploying iNEWS in a hybrid cloud environment.


PCR at BloombergQuint Mumbai office


At Quint, “We decided to have an open studio without walls or glasses, going in accordance with the Bloomberg Studio style worldwide as contrary to the conventional news studio look.” Mohit Says . The facility features four studios at present of which three are open and 4th is a virtual studio. Equipped with Four operational studios and Two PCRs, BloombergQuint is the first English business news channel in India to use AR and VR technology.

The studio 2 is smaller in size compared to the main studio. It features multi camera set-up with moving video walls. It has the capacity to occupy two to three cameras. There are five such video walls each of which features four 46 inch display screen that are used in the back drop of this studio along with fixed LED screens of the same size.

" The technical head was keen to have workflow capabilities seamlessly integrated together to give news teams the collaborative workflow, efficiency and speed required to break news, across every platform, on multiple devices. "

Lastly, the virtual studio, which is the virtual studio, features all Vizart equipment and the Shotoku camera support system.

For the archival, it is done via DIVA. DIVA is one of the leading systems in the world and goes well with AVID.

Oracle DIVAdirector is a digital asset management system that gives you full control of the assets housed in Oracle DIVArchive via a familiar interface, so you can quickly locate, access, and manage media.

Mr. Narender Khokhar, Sr. Broadcast Manager was very careful choosing baseband setup. “All these studios are using Sony cameras which is the best picks from the new age camera system. The Facility is equipped with State-of-the art PCR with entirely SNMP base studio and PCR gears which can monitor remotely to find out issues instantly  and remain operational without any interruption,” says Narender.

Sanket Patkar, IT Infra head Said “Technological change is a constant feature in media industries & is moving rapidly towards the hand shaking of Digital and Broadcast and access to broadcast infrastructure is vital for Media Services, to meet these requirements have designed our network facility 1:1 without compromising anything using complete Backbone on 10G, Best Network Equipment i.e. Switches, Firewall, Wifi Controllers, APs etc. & Multiple ISP, considering to deal with future expansion & upgrade challenges.”

Differences the channel had to incorporate owing to difference in the delivery platform:

Being the first of its kind channel to adopt a different delivery platform BloombergQuint had to face several challenges. The change in the platform demanded changing insertion of the latest technology in the workflow. 

At present, BloombergQuint is delivering the content to OTT platforms (Live & VOD). Sardana said, “We are using almost same equipment for digital as well as for the broadcast except a few, like Elemental which is vital in feed distribution which gives me flexibility in distribution as every OTT platform has different set of specifications and different ART rates. For instance some have a HLS M3U8 and others might have RTMP or completely different feed requirement. So it is a major advantage.”

Conclusion:

BloombergQuint had started the digital platform in 2016 and the award winning platform was live from September 2017. The current facility in Mumbai was commenced on 28th April 2017 and the first dry run was hit on 16th July 2017. The company started with the live digital streaming on 21st September 2017.

Current Issue : March - April 2022
Read/Download

OR

Flipbook

OR

To The FREE Digital Magazine

Issue : Janurary - February 2022
Read/Download

OR

Flipbook

OR

To The FREE Digital Magazine And Newsletters

AV-ICNx Spotlights 2019’s Top 25 Products

Archives

×