The Postimees Grupp (formerly known as Eesti Meedia) has decided to equip Kanal 2, Estonia’s largest private television network, with a Dyvi software-defined switcher from EVS. It was purchased through Avec Est Oü, EVS channel partner in the country.
The device will be deployed to manage pre-record content, produce high-quality programming and drive the material displayed on the four large video walls of its main studio in Tallin.
The Dyvi switcher uses a single processing module with 32 inputs and 16 outputs and it’s fully configurable and scalable, according to EVS. After less than one week of on-site configuration and training, Kanal 2’s workers are able to use the device for studio productions including news bulletins, weather forecasts, talk shows, magazine programs and sports broadcasts.
Toivo Taremaa, Head of AV Technology at Kanal 2, explains the benefits of the solution: “Dyvi is unlike any other production switcher out there. By embracing its new GPU and software-defined approach to live production, we can do more than ever before. Being able to drive our studio screens via our switcher, while we produce our programming is a game-changer. And if we need to, we know we can easily scale it to meet our future demands. Overall, we’ve found Dyvi to be very flexible, intuitive and reactive, and it has really freed us up to be more creative across all of our productions.”