Harris Wins Saudi TV HD Contract

Harris Corporation has secured a contract to supply high-definition (HD) equipment for two of Saudi Television's new facilities in the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah. The new facility includes two HD studio control rooms for production and daily live broadcasting of prayers from the Islamic holy shrines in each city.

The deal is based around Harris' ONE package and covers a range of systems for channel release, core processing, media transport, and newsroom and editing workflows. The installation will see Harris deliver multiple Nexio servers, Platinum routers and Videotek TVM-950 HD/SD-SDI signal analysers. Also being supplied are a number of Zandar Predator II multiviewers, NEO and 6800+ frame synchronisers and converters and Inscriber RTX and G3 graphics systems.

The sale was made through Harris' Riyadh-based dealer and systems integrator, First Gulf Company (FGC).