Saint-Petersburg Television implements Medialooks VT Server
Medialooks has announced that Saint-Petersburg Television has selected its VT Server to deliver its master feed to remote venues and news anchors in the field together with intercom and auxiliary signals. Saint-Petersburg television network features a majority of in-house productions and live events and covers the St. Petersburg and Leningrad regions. The 10-year old broadcaster also provides feeds to the base channel package for Tricolor and NTV Plus satellite broadcast services.
“When producing live content, it is critical that talent in the field can see the studio feed with no delay for smooth switching and an uninterrupted experience for the viewer; that’s where Medialooks low latency is extremely critical,” explained Andrey Sablin, Saint-Petersburg’s TV equipment engineer. “Medialooks VT Server also allows anchors to use their smartphones to receive the program feed simply by opening a URL in their browsers which is a very useful function.”
“Medialooks is proud to have Saint-Petersburg as one of our first clients for this exciting new product,” said Andrey Okunev, Medialooks’ CEO. “The installation was fast and trouble-free and our commitment to fully support the demands of uninterrupted 24/7 operation and deliver unparalleled performance while maintaining consistent reliability has led this important regional broadcaster to trust their transmission to our software tools.”
VT Server is a cloud-based application that connects multiple locations seamlessly, “scales quickly with ease”, runs on off-the-shelf hardware, and supports high-quality 4K video transportation over the Public Internet to multiple destinations via a single interface with an low-latency of 100 ms. This software-only solution runs on either CPU and GPU codecs, employing generic off-the-shelf hardware to provide flexibility by eliminating the need for specialized hardware.