KTVX-TV combines channels with Utah Scientific
January 8, 2007
KTVX-TV, the ABC affiliate in Salt Lake City, has installed digital routing and control products from Utah Scientific to combine three separate broadcast channels into a single system.
The new combined operation includes KTVX, KUCW, a CW affiliate that the station acquired earlier this year, and The HiveTV, an ABC digital multicast channel with local programming.
The installation uses two UTAH-400 routers that can be loaded up to 144 x 144 and support all digital formats, including 1080p. Currently, one router is configured as 80 x 64 SD video with some internal analog video conversion included, and the second is configured as 80 x 64 AES and includes some internal analog audio conversion. The Utah SC-400 router control system is also included in the configuration.
The station needed a routing system that would allow it to continue using a legacy Grass Valley 7000 Series router. Utah Scientific met that requirement with the SC-400 control system, which ties the old and new systems together to provide total control of both, while allowing the facility to continue using an existing Grass Valley control panel.
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