EVS wins huge Panorama order
Remember those dozen Panorama OB trucks that pop up every now and then? Well, here they are again: EVS has signed a deal worth in the region of €10m with the Russian OB facility company to provide HD production server, associated content production and management solutions, and what’s more is promising to train up 1500 operators in Russia to use it all.
Panorama, initially Ano Sports Broadcasting is the largest Russian unified facility company, created in December 2009 by Channel One, VGTRK, NTV and RIA News ahead of Sochi 2014. It’s new fleet will be composed of 12 OB units of different sizes ranging between 10 and 24 cameras, including the best-of-breed technologies from different broadcast and media industry suppliers, and is being put together by Sony Professional Europe.
The sale comprises an extended range of EVS products including the new XT3 production and media server, removable storage system XF2 and advanced production content management system IPDirector. As part of the deal, EVS will also train more than 1,500 operators in Russia, creating a large community of operators in that region of the world.
Hugues Lambert, Russia, Central & Eastern Europe Sales Manager for EVS says: “EVS has been active in Russia for more than 10 years and, together with our local partners, we have successfully implemented large tapeless workflows such as digital TV Newsrooms, Outside Broadcast solutions and many TV production applications. We are very grateful of the recognition and support of Panorama and its founding partners, who are Russia’s leading broadcasters. This confirms the strong development of our company in Russia, which has also been elected as host country for a few key sporting events in the coming years.”