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TVB selects FOR-A VPS-400D switcher

TVB, a multichannel distributor of Chinese-language programs for U.S. audiences, has installed two FOR-A VPS-400D digital video switchers as part of an on-going digital upgrade of its news control room and production control room at its broadcast center in Norwalk, CA.

The news control room is used for such programs as “Local News,” “World News,” “Jade East News,” “Jade West News,” “Hong Kong News” and “Financial News.” The production control room handles promos, interstitials, commercials and original programming.

The station has purchased the full version of the switcher, with 12 inputs (four analog component inputs and eight SDI inputs) and the optional FA-370 frame synchronizer converter and LG-300 logo generator.

In addition to production studios, the broadcast center includes 24-hour program playout for TVB's five Jade channels: Jade East, Jade West, Jade Super, Movie and CCTV4. These channels are available via DIRECTV and cable systems in the United States.

The FA-370 is being used for analog to digital (SDI) signal conversion in conjunction with analog VCRs with component outputs. The LG-300 will generate channel logos.

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