Project Description

The East West Media Group was established 2009 with a vision of producing impartial news and current affairs. Presently it houses two Bangla dailies – Bangladesh Protidin (Largest circulated local newspaper) & Kaler Kantho, an English daily – Daily Sun, an On-Line news portal and a state of the art printing press. In 2013 management decided to diversify and concept of News 24 a 24X7 news based television channel started.

With few other mates, engineers I have worked on this project as an Engineering team leader from the very beginning. Our objective was to make operator friendly workflow, so with low skill new comers can operate the system effortlessly.

We find ROSS Video suitable for our project. Ross OpenGear and Dashboard control software makes our core broadcast operation system very easy. All our Ross systems in MCR, PCR & ingest are under one broadcast network, hence any virtual operation we use Dashboard for production. We have 2 full pack MC-1 connected with DSS switch, a unique way to do redundancy. We have 2 Carbonite black switchers in PCR, one of the units is in News studio where we have 2 camera virtual studio. Also, we use AUX panel to control and distribute LIVE signal inputs in Carbonite frame to virtual and video walls and others. We also use Media browser, wipe / DVE effects in 1st ME while using the LIVE feed in the virtual set background. Furio is a very stable track based robotic system and easy to use from the UX control system. We also have Cambot ceiling mount unit to get top-shots in studios. We also have a unified thumbnail server, this helps our camera operator to run any show smoothly. We are using 20 concurrent client Inception ver. 11.1.1 with MOS plugin in the newsroom. Inception is a web UI-based solution, easy to use for both operation and administration. The system also capable of connecting social media like Facebook, twitter with video linked from YouTube through Xpression connects, MAP server and touch also available to use. MOS is used for automation control, Xpression graphics preview and teleprompter connections in PCR. Xpression online graphics engines are very easy to use. We have TickIT solo modules in the MCR running ticker. Information from DSE stock market RSS feed, local weather, gold & commodity prices, foreign currency exchange rate are some of the unique features that other television stations do not produce in LIVE update. We also have 2 camera robotics based UX ARVS virtual studio. We have covered US elections results with virtual studio and always ready to make such presentation. As Inception has both television and social media integrated through web-browsing, this gives us extra advantages for next generation news presentation.

Thanks to EWMGL– East West Media Group Ltd. for giving me the opportunity to give my endless efforts to work on the Baseband installation of their project; the News 24 Television. Now Nesw24 is one of the most sophisticated and next generation news based television station in Bangladesh.