KTVX-TV combines channels with Utah Scientific

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.

For more information, visit www.utahscientific.com.