Aviwest contributes video for China's Shaanxi TV

DetailsRebecca Hawkes | 07 January 2015

Xi'an-based Shaanxi TV has broadcast live HD video content over 3G/4G mobile networks using Aviwest video uplink and receiver technology for its TV programme Silk Road.

The Silk Road covers a 15,000km journey in 60 days through China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Russia, Turkey, Greece and Italy.

"In order to capture live footage from different countries with varying network conditions, we required a solution that supports a wide range networks, guaranteeing seamless live coverage of the adventure show," said Rui Li, team leader of the technical centre at Shaanxi TV.

"Aviwest's www.aviwest.com DMNG live video hybrid contribution platform made it easy to deliver high quality, live HD video transmissions from any locale, whether we were in a major city, seaside village, or remote, snow-covered mountains. Thanks to the portable, intuitive design of the DMNG PRO180, we were able to showcase more than 2,000 years of history and culture."

Shaanxi TV's Silk Road was produced in collaboration with Xinhua News Agency, CCTV, Guangming Daily, China Radio International, and People's Daily, among other major media outlets in China.

Equipment rental and technical support was provided to Shaanxi TV by distributor and systems integrator Beijing Xingguang Film & TV Equipment Technologies.

Broadcast live by several Chinese TV channels, including Hong Kong's Phoenix TV, Aviwest's CEO Erwan Gasc said: "The project is a great example of how broadcasters can ... deliver live content from anywhere in the world without sacrificing video quality."