Nevion connects SAMAA TV’s newsrooms across Pakistan

Nevion has delivered a series of solutions to the top-rated Pakistan news network, SAMAA TV. As part of an extensive upgrade project, a Flashlink-based video infrastructure has been installed within the broadcaster’s main facility in Karachi along with VikinX Sublime 128×128 and IP control panels to replace older 3rd party routers. Nevion’s H.264 compression technology has also enabled SAMAA TV to transport real-time professional quality video over an IP contribution network that links its six regional news bureaus across Pakistan with its main facility.

SAMAA TV and its owner, Jaag Broadcasting Systems Pvt, were looking for long-term value in their upgrades and investment. “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 at SAMAA TV. “When assessing the available media transport options, the quality of Nevion’s technology, allied with its after-sales support really stood out and gave us great confidence to proceed.”

For the nationwide IP contribution network, Nevion’s media gateway H.264 codec provides professional SD/HD-SDI video transport through state-of-the-art compression. This enables SAMAA TV to revolutionise the way content is transferred in real-time between its newsrooms, removing geographical and technical limitations, while opening up new opportunities for the live coverage of events.

Within SAMAA TV’s facilities, Nevion’s Flashlink-based infrastructure provides proven and reliable optical fiber distribution and signal processing, including frame synchronisers, embedders/de-embedders, as well as local language insertion. Nevion recently supplied Sublime 128×128 and smaller routers to replace older third-party routers.

“SAMAA TV is another example of a broadcaster recognizing Nevion’s ability to help them take advantage of fiber, telecom and IP technologies,” said Ebby John, Nevion’s Middle East sales director. “This integrated solution mix enables SAMAA TV to create and deliver content in real-time, cost effectively without limitations.”

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