“We evaluated other brands but Sony stood out because it offered a complete wireless ecosystem – Wi-Fi 4K-ready XDCAM camcorders, dependable Network RX Stations and Sony’s unique and cost-efficient QoS wireless technology.”
Abu Ali Farmidi
Manager, Broadcast and Engineering, News24 TV – Bangladesh.
A Complete Wireless Ecosystem
Newsmakers around the world are facing the same challenge – how to be the first to get news on air or online. From New York to Dhaka, broadcasters are turning to Sony wireless live streaming to stay ahead of the pack.
News24 thrives on innovation and speed. The 24-hour channel launched in 2016 has quickly become one of the key players in Bangladesh with its impartial news coverage and current affairs programmes.
To stay ahead of the competition, News24 which is part of the East West Media Group, has embraced wireless live streaming to enhance its production workflow and programming capabilities.
Says Abu Ali Farmidi, Manager, Broadcast and Engineering, News24: “Bangladesh is in transformation mode. Our wireless connectivity across the country is improving. Mobile operators are rolling out 4G progressively and this has given us the confidence to step into the wireless world of live streaming.”
After careful consideration and field tests, the station purchased the wireless workflow-enabled PXW-X70 XDCAM camcorder, as well as the PWS-100RX1A and PWS-110RX1A Network RX Stations by Sony.
Explains Farmidi: “We evaluated other brands but Sony stood out because it offered a complete wireless ecosystem – Wi-Fi 4K-ready XDCAM camcorders, dependable Network RX Stations and Sony’s unique and cost-efficient QoS wireless technology.”
A Cost-Efficient Route to Capture Events
Sony’s PXW-X70 is a palm-sized camcorder packed with all the network functions including QoS Streaming or MPEG2-TS for higher quality transmissions of 1080i over 4G/LTE or Wi-Fi without the glitches or dropped frames typical of other streaming solutions. It also provides Wi-Fi/NFC (Near Field Communication) with Content Browser Mobile™ software.
The PXW-X70 is part of Sony’s commitment to make wireless workflow a standard feature in XDCAM camcorders.
A key advantage of Sony’s Network RX Station is that they can simultaneously control two SDI outputs: these can be used to live stream from two locations at the same time. Multiple systems can be added for greater input and output loads.
Adds Farmidi: “Bangladesh has a big rural population. Instead of investing in expensive OB vans to expand our reach, Sony’s wireless live streaming gives News24 a cost-efficient route to capture events as they unfold and broadcast excellent HD content within seconds.”
Beside its wireless workflow functionality, News24 selected the PXW-X70 XDCAM camcorder as it can easily be upgraded to shoot in 4K. Although News24 is a long way from broadcasting in 4K, the station saw it as an investment for the future.
Concludes Farmidi: “Sony played a crucial role in helping News24 get off the ground. Our new wireless live streaming has redefined our ENG capabilities and will give us an edge in the ever-changing media scene in Bangladesh.”