TV Azteca uses the TVU Remote Production System for the coverage of an annual Hollywood awards show
TVU Networks recently announced that Mexico’s TV Azteca produced its coverage of what the company has called “Hollywood’s most prestigious awards shows” last February using the TVU Remote Production System (TVU RPS). The device was used to transmit video footage from TV Azteca’s mobile unit to a remote studio set up in a nearby hotel.
TVU RPS provides frame accurate, genlocked and synchronized multi-camera remote production. The system consists of one rack-mount transmitter (encoder) and one rack-mount receiver (decoder). This time, TV Azteca installed the RPS encoder at the hotel and the RPS decoder at the mobile unit as a backup solution. According to the press release, “the networks successfully sent three high-quality streams from the hotel terrace to the parked mobile unit at the theatre, as well as a return feed from the mobile unit back to the hotel”.
José Vera, Especial Events Technical Director at TV Azteca, talks about the production: “This was likely the most watched this presentation has ever been in Mexico. We needed to create a broadcast for our audience that looked great, included a lot of live interaction with our hosts, but didn’t add a ton of cost. TVU RPS maintained extremely high video quality video as it traveled from the hotel to the production unit and back. It allowed us to reliably transport video from one location to another, yielding professional-level results while still making economic sense.”
“They were looking for something with rock-solid reliability and no degradation during transmission that was also cost-effective,” added Rafael Castillo, General Manager of Latin America, TVU Networks. “RPS was an ideal solution for them. With RPS, there is zero video degradation, no matter the transmission distance. I’m thrilled we were able to help TV Azteca produce such dynamic coverage of a very important live event.”
TV Azteca plans to extend the use of RPS in future sporting events, including football matches.