TV Globo affiliate EPTV taps MediaKind for IP/SRT transmission

Brazilian network and TV Globo affiliate EPTV has tapped technology outfit MediaKind to replace its microwave network solution with IP/SRT transmission protocols.

EPTV will deploy MediaKind edge video processing solutions. MediaKind’s edge processing portfolio includes decoding, encoding, transcoding, content replacement, content protection, and transport of critical television content, enabling live cloud workflows to be adopted.

The deployment of MediaKind’s CE1 Contribution Encoder and RX1 multi-codec, multi-service Professional Receiver Decoder solution enables EPTV to deploy two-way codecs integrated at all its stations. According to MediaKind, the IP/SRT protocol will deliver high-quality video performance, 4:2:2 HEVC compression, and very low latency, within a platform that integrates an IP/SRT gateway.

Support services for the project will be provided by MediaKind’s business partner, Avicom Engenharia. The project includes a five-year warranty agreement with technical support in Brazil provided by both Avicom and MediaKind.

José Francisco Valencia, director of engineering, EPTV, said: “After much deliberation and evaluation, we selected MediaKind to integrate the contribution and distribution of signals from our stations using the Internet and IP/SRT protocols. Integrating every solution, including the SRT gateway with HEVC encoders and decoders, allows us to deliver a low latency, reliable, and cost-effective solution while meeting our OPEX and CAPEX targets.”

Juan Pizarro, senior sales director, MediaKind, said: “EPTV is leading the way in Brazil by deploying the MediaKind RX1 and CE1 products. This advanced solution is perfectly suited for transitioning from traditional contribution and distribution approaches to IP, offering EPTV the necessary quality, flexibility, and scalability to meet its current demands and future growth. It seamlessly integrates various technologies such as IP, SRT, Zixi, HD-SDI video, 4K video, 2110, ASI, and satellite, ensuring EPTV is well-equipped for the evolving broadcast landscape.”

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