Kantipur TV, tapeless with VSN

Kantipur TV becomes the first 100% tapeless broadcast system in Nepal thanks to VSN

Kantipur TV, the main private TV broadcaster in Nepal, has chosen VSN technology for a complete renovation of their technology, going to a complete tapeless broadcast system. Kantipur TV has been broadcasting non-stop since 2003 covering the Indian subcontinent, Pacific and North America and had wishes to become the first tapeless TV channel in Nepal. Among other project requirements, they needed a system capable of improving the quality of their graphics, a redefinition of their workflow to gain higher efficiency and cost saving, and the update to HD of their two SD channels. Thanks to VSN solutions, Kantipur TV could achieve all its goals with a reliable and cost-efficient technology.

The solution provided by VSN includes an ingest system (VSNAUTORECwith four simultaneous channels and VSNSHARER to access the shared storage and archive. The news system VSNNEWS features a redundant playout, twenty journalist workstations and ten post production stations that integrate different non-linear editing solutions (Vegas, Premiere and FCP) into a single system. VSNIPTRANSFER allows the remote reporters to send their pre-edited videos to the central newsroom and to broadcast live events in high quality through 3G mobile IP networks. The system also includes a trackless multicamera virtual studio VSNFREEMOVE and manages its own branding with the use of three advanced graphics stations VSNCG+. Last but not least, a legal compliance recording system VSNLEGALREC has been also added to the broadcast system.

The installation has been developed by VSN in collaboration with its local partner in Nepal Soheto. Kantipur TV’s engineering team emphasized the technical quality of the solution provided and the level of redundancy and flexibility of all VSN solutions.

Kantipur TV produces entertainment shows, interviews as well as national and international news. Their goal is to offer the Nepali perspective in a changing environment through information and entertainment. 

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