BFE and Uzbekistan’s NRTV choose Panasonic

As part of the major broadcast infrastructure upgrade at Uzbekistan’s National Radio and TV Company (NRTV), the broadcaster is to purchase Panasonic UC3000 4K studio cameras, PX5000 camcorders, and PX270 ENG cameras for their network studio and outside broadcast vehicles.

German systems integrator BFE Studio and Medien Systeme has been selected as prime contractor for the project to update the equipment at NRTV's main broadcasting centre as well as its regional studios across the country. As a central, state-owned broadcaster, NRTV operates 14 national with headquarters in Uzbekistan's capital city Tashkent and and 12 regional channels located in Navoiy, Samarkand, Nukuss, and others

The project includes replacing SD technology with IP-TV technology in the central control room, creating a modern HDTV/IP production environment. 100 editorial work stations will be connected to the central archive which will be upgraded with an LTO robotic tape system and a MAM system, connecting the 12 regional studios.

Panasonic cameras have been selected for the equipment refresh, with a total of 42 AK-UC3000 4K studio cameras for use at NRTV’s broadcasting centre, regional studios and outside broadcast vehicles, alongside 15 AJ-PX270 handheld ENG cameras. The project will see 34 Panasonic AK-HRP1000 remote control panels installed, as well as another 8 AJ-PX5000 cameras used in the building of two new news studios.

The prime contractor, systems integrator BFE also supplied 34 AG-PX380GF and 25 AG-PX800GF P2HD cameras, for footage gathering outside of the studio.
The creation of three HD studios and two news studios with an adjacent 60 work station newsroom is also part of the project, as well as the upgrade of the mobile production units. The project will be carried out without interrupting ongoing television services.

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