SAMAA TV upgrades network with Nevion

DetailsRebecca Hawkes | 18 March 2015

Pakistan television station SAMAA TV has upgraded its video transport network to support and link newsgathering operations across its six regional bureaux and headquarters.

The Jaag Broadcasting Systems-owned news network has installed a Nevion Flashlink-based video infrastructure along with the media transport company's VikinX Sublime 128x128 and IP control panels to replace outdated routers. Nevion's H.264 compression technology also allows SAMAA TV to transport real-time SD/HD-SDI quality video over an IP contribution network between its facilities across Pakistan.

"The business of newsgathering is evolving at an incredible pace, so for a respected broadcaster such as ourselves, it is vital we have the flexible infrastructure in place to cover a story as it breaks," said Shahid ur Rehman, group executive director operations, SAMAA TV.

The network makes use of fibre optic, telecommunications and IP technologies.

Ebby John, Nevion's Middle East sales director, added: "This integrated solution mix enables SAMAA TV to create and deliver content in real-time, cost-effectively without limitations."