Television centre Ostankino and Okno TV move to SDVN with Evertz and ASPEN

Television centre Ostankino and SI Okno TV have deployed an Evertz Software Defined Video Networking (SDVN) solution based on ASPEN (SMPTE RDD37:2016) open format in the form of EXE VSR-40 high capacity IP switch fabric (up to 2304 x 10GE ports), 570IPG IP Media Gateways, MAGNUM SDVN and Evertz JPEG2000 technologies.

This new technology will allow Television center Ostankino to modernise and expand the communication hub for all the main channels of Russia that are housed in this centre. Ostankino will also interconnect not only two main buildings in the TTC campus (studios, MCRs, centralised Ingest, etc.) but all the other remote clients and customers in the Moscow region and the rest of Russia

Okno TV, Russia’s most prominent broadcast integrator is responsible for the design and installation of the SDVN solution, which is first of its kind in Eastern Europe.

“Evertz is well known and respected in Russia and most studios and broadcast channels in both of these buildings are already using their infrastructure,” said Vladimir Ignatov, Director of Technical Department of the complex. “It’s only natural that looking for a progressive and safe solution, we went with the proven leader in video over IP, a company with over 50 SDVN installs all over the world. We plan to start using the ASPEN format immediately for the upcoming Rio Olympic Games and will continue to expand our complex with more SDVN products in forthcoming years.”

Television center Ostankino is one of the biggest broadcasting centers in the world. It includes studios, over-the-air and assembly equipment rooms, complexes for making decorations and maintenance of production processes.

More than 15 thousand people attend television center daily. Channel One, NTV, NTV Plus, Match TV, Public television of Russia, Carousel, television companies VID, Red square, AMIK, Red Media, Shopping Live, State tele- and radio fund and dozens of media companies are the partners and clients of the television centre. They have more than 40 studios with an area from 60 to 1000 square metres, an assembling and sound equipment room, outside-broadcast complex and more.

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