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Sector: Cloud services

Project: Complete News + Archive + Studio Playout System

Kantipur TV is the leading private television station in Nepal, which started operating in the country in July 2003. Commonly known as KTV, it has grown significantly in the last years and it has marked a milestone in the broadcasting history of Nepal. It has gained popularity not only at Nepaleses’ home, but among non- resident Nepalese community who live abroad as well as thanks to its signal coverage that allows to watch live KTV from Asia, Europe, Australia and most part of Africa.

The Challenge

Based in the enlargement of their facilities, Kantipur Television Network decided to fulfill a complete renewal of the technical environment too back in 2011. The challenge was to become the first channel in Nepal to have a full tapeless working system.

The requirements were:

  • Two SD broadcasting channels upgradeable to HD
  • Redefinition of their workflow to be more efficient
  • Save costs
  • Improve the quality of the On Air image
Kantipur TV MCR
Media Asset Management System: VSNEXPLORER MAM

The Solution

The solution provided by VSN comprised a completely automated system specially designed for a news environment, including the following software:

  • VSNAUTOREC Ingest system for four simultaneous channels
  • Redundant news playout system VSNNEWS with 20 licenses for journalists and 10 licenses for post-production
  • Simultaneous access to the shared storage and archive from all stations
  • Low-res edition capabilities
  • VSNMULTICOM Automation system and fully redundant video-servers.
  • Three advanced graphic generators
  • One virtual studio
  • Legal recording thanks to VSNBROADREC
  • IP contribution and distribution of digital media

The Results

VSN and its representative in Nepal, Soheto, were awarded this tender because of the technical quality of the offered solution, its redundancy capabilities and its flexibility. Besides, the engineering team of Kantipur Television Network positively valued the efforts done by VSN for solving the technical challenges encountered during the integration and deployment, and its technical staff team certified the complete system at the VSN’s Headquarters in Barcelona before the final installation in Katmandu.

Precisely, thanks to this successful training and technical work, Kantipur has hired and renewed its trust in VSN’s technical support team to secure the success of its operations for the last five consecutive years.

Do you want to listen to Kantipur’s executives talking about VSN’s technology? Click here to access an exclusive video that shows how Kantipur has benefit from our technology.

Kantipur Television Networks study

Days of on-site training

Simultaneous Ingest Lines

On-air Channels

IP Content Delivery Clients

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