/
12.22.2008
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Germany’s ZDF switches to Snell & Wilcox’s Kahuna

The German national public television broadcaster Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF) has signed a contract to purchase a minimum of 12 Snell & Wilcox Kahuna SD/HD production switchers.

ZDF plans to deploy the Kahuna systems across the company’s studio and production facilities in Mainz, Berlin, and Hamburg, as well as in its OB department. The first three Kahuna switchers being installed will be responsible for a significant share of ZDF’s premium-format, HD programming.

After side-by-side testing and extensive technical and commercial evaluation of systems from all major vendors, ZDF committed to the Kahuna production switcher in a four-year agreement that sees the first units installed by fall 2008. The switchers will be employed in a variety of applications at ZDF, with initial installations providing switching for the broadcaster’s capital studio in Berlin, a new virtual HD news studio in Mainz, and in ZDF’s Hamburg production facility.

With Snell & Wilcox’s proprietary FormatFusion technology, the Kahuna systems will allow ZDF facilities to incorporate SD content — whether from broadcast archives, legacy sources, or external feeds — seamlessly into HD productions.

For more information, visit www.snellwilcox.com.



Comments
Post New Comment
If you are already a member, or would like to receive email alerts as new comments are
made, please login or register.

Enter the code shown above:

(Note: If you cannot read the numbers in the above
image, reload the page to generate a new one.)

No Comments Found




Monday 6:39AM
What Price Reliability?
Digitally delivered TV has seen a pile o’ fail lately.


 
Featured Articles
Discover TV Technology