TMG Turkey creates first all-4K IP HDR-based production centre in Europe

Turkuvaz Media Group (TMG), Turkey’s largest private media group operating in television, radio broadcasting, as well as newspaper and magazine publication and printing, has chosen Sony solutions and services to build an ambitious new media centre in Istanbul, spanning seven studios and control rooms, as part of a multi-million Euro deal with systems integrator Teratek.

This project consolidates TMG’s distributed studios into one location to improve efficiency, future-proof its capabilities for 4K broadcasting, and create a scalable system for future growth.

This new production centre will see the largest high-speed network using the SMPTE ST2110 and AMWA NMOS protocols deployed by Sony, and, in Europe, it will be the first all-4K IP HDR based infrastructure managed by the IP Live Manager System from Sony. As part of the deal with Teratek, TMG has made a substantial investment in a range of Sony solutions and services, including:

  • 55 HDC-3500 UHD HDR & IP native system cameras
  • Seven XVS-9000 UHD HDR & IP native video switchers
  • 45 BVM-HX310 4K HDR TRIMASTER HX™ master monitors
  • 56 LMD-A240 Full HD HDR picture monitors

To ensure that TMG’s team can unlock the new production centre’s potential from day one, Sony is working hand in hand with Teratek to provide comprehensive technical consultancy, engineering design, testing and on-site training services, including 2 years of support services to ensure the completion of the project on time and within budget.

L/R: Hiroshi Kajita, head of media solutions, Sony Professional Solutions and Yavuz Nart, CTO of Turkuvaz Media Group

The new media centre will be key to TMG’s goal of consolidating all of its distributed studios into one location for efficiency, while expanding its 4K capabilities and future-proofing the business. Having grown rapidly in recent years, TMG has also over-filled its existing capacity. The new centre will enable the broadcaster to continue to grow at pace and maintain their position as the leading private media group in Turkey while meeting and exceeding their reputation for quality broadcasting.

With a fully IP-enabled, all-4K HDR capable infrastructure based on Cisco and controlled by the Sony IP Live System Manager, TMG will be able to boost both the quality and quantity of broadcasts while the flexibility of IP will enable new, more efficient workflows for production teams.

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