Alpha Television Cyprus installation

Who is Alpha Television Cyprus

Alpha Television is a new national free-to-air TV station that operates in Cyprus. Alpha Television Cyprus started broadcasting in April of 2016. It collaborates with ALPHA Television of Greece who is one of the owners of the channel, and is the main content provider of the channel. Additional content is also produce locally with main focus on Local News Bulletins and Talk Shows.

Project Description 2015-2016

In November 2015, Telmaco was awarded the project to design, install, integrate, commission and train the new TV Channel of Alpha TV Cyprus. The project included the following parts:

  • 1 x 5-Camera HD TV Studio
  • LED TV Studio Lighting
  • 1 x HD Studio Control
  • Single-Channel Continuity and Master Control System
  • News and Program Production System
  • Scheduling and Sales System

HD Studio

The new HD Studio has been built to produce daily News shows, Morning Shows and Evening Talk Shows. It consists of an 800m2 studio with 5 x HD Robotic Cameras from Panasonic.

Studio Lighting

The Studio Lighting was decided to be with modern LED technology that achieves low power consumption, long-life for lamps, doesn’t require Air-Conditioning nor Dimmers, and offers good image quality also for Warm Lights. The lights used was Litepanels Astra Bi-Color lights, adjustable from Daylight to Tungsten color temperature.

Studio Control

The Studio Control is based on Tricaster 8000 System. The advantage of Tricaster 8000 is that it gives ALPHA Cyprus the possibility to produce the whole News Show with minimum number of operators. Tricaster 8000 is used not only as a Vision Mixer but also to play the clips produced in the Avid News Production System.

Continuity & Master Control

The Continuity System is based on modern Grass Valley iTx Playout system. It is installed in mirrored configuration for maximum redundancy. Continuity and Master Control are in the same operation room.

News & Program Production System

The Production System is Based on Avid Media Central Platform. It has a central storage of 64TB with 5 Media Composer Editors Connected. 20 floating licenses allow the Journalists also to connect and browse the material and prepare draft edits. Integrated to Avid Interplay PAM, a Telestream Vantage System is used for File-based ingest and transcode with 2 more Telestream Pipeline units for SDI ingest.

Scheduling and Sales System

Provys TV Office has been installed for the macro and micro scheduling of the program as a well Provys Sales System to manage the Sales of Advertising spots. The Systems is integrated with Grass Valley iTx and with the ERP system of ALPHA Cyprus for the final invoicing.

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