DTC Broadcast AEON 4K transmitter deployed for Australia’s first live 4K test
Stand 1,F41, IBC2018, RAI, Amsterdam – NEP Australia, which provides outsourced technical production solutions to sports, entertainment, live shows and outside broadcast events, has purchased an additional four DTC AEON RF systems to expand its existing ultra high definition (UHD-4K) inventory.
Marc Segar, Director of Technical Services for NEP Australia, said, “We have been trialling the DTC AEON on a series of 4K test events in the lead up to our inaugural UHD-4K cricket coverage for Foxtel’s FOX SPORTS channels in Australia. The RF performance of AEON in 4K mode is excellent and outperforms our current HD systems.”
From November, Australian cricket fans will be able to view live matches in greater detail than ever before on Foxtel’s new dedicated UHD channel, which will feature every men’s Test match in Australia as well as One Day Internationals, T20 matches, and selected “Big Bash League” games.
NEP, will employ the DTC AEON RF camera systems in four mobile production units – HD11, HD12, HD13 and HD14 – as part of a major upgrade to make them fully UHD-4K capable for FOX SPORTS’ 4K cricket coverage.
DTC Domo Broadcast Regional Sales Manager – APAC, Gareth James, said, “Not only has the success of the trials with NEP and FOX SPORTS paved the way for an exciting new era in Australian sports television, it has led to a repeat order from NEP Australia for additional AEON transmitter technology. We’re grateful for the excellent sales and technical support provided by our partner in the region, AV Group Technologies, led by Managing Director Adrian Chespy.”
In related news, NEP Australia’s Segar is scheduled to present two papers at the upcoming IBC 2018 show in Amsterdam from 13-18 September.
Also at IBC, DTC Domo Broadcast will further extend the AEON transmitter range for wireless 4K/UHD video by introducing AEON-CC on Stand 1.F41.
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DTC Broadcast (Domo Tactical Communications) is at the forefront of wireless broadcast communication technologies. DTC has developed its cutting-edge technologies for the broadcast market providing real technical and operational benefits that empower users to broadcast without boundaries.
A world-class supplier of wireless links globally and a leader in the MPEG4 and HEVC wireless technology revolution, DTC offers high-quality, DVB-T low-delay broadcast transmitter/receiver systems and IP solutions designed specifically for electronic news gathering, outside broadcast, satellite newsgathering, motor and extreme sports coverage, portable field monitoring and video assist applications.
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About NEP Australia
NEP is Australia’s largest and most experienced outside broadcast and studio facilities company, providing broadcast infrastructure for major sport and studio productions across the country and internationally. NEP facilitates more than 2,000 hours of Australian broadcast television each year, including live sport (NRL, AFL, Cricket, MotoGP, Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix), popular series and drama (My Kitchen Rules, The Voice, Family Feud, The Chase, Australian Ninja Warrior) and live entertainment and event programs (Dancing with the Stars, The Footy Show and the annual Logie awards). The company is also internationally recognised for its technical expertise in host broadcasting and major events, managing complex projects including the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, 2014 G20 Leaders’ Summit, and 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. NEP Australia is wholly owned by NEP Group Inc. More information is available at www.nepgroup.com.au/.