Portugese Sport TV Upgrades With Quantel

By Kevin Hilton
SVG Europe editor

Portuguese sports broadcaster Sport TV is upgrading its facilities to high-definition and has ordered a Quantel Enterprise sQ server as part of the project. Transmitting four premium channels, three over cable, DTH and IPTV in Portugal, and a further DTH service for sub-Saharan Africa, Sport TV is embarking on the first phase of a transition to native HD production.

News at Sport TV is already prepared on a SD Enterprise sQ system, and the new HD installation will include a four-port sQ 800 server working with two eQ effects-editing workstations. The plan is for all HD programmes and promos to be loaded into the new sQ for editing.

“This is the first step of the planned migration of all our production facilities to HD, in this case made easy by the fact that we can keep the existing Quantel workflow and editing tools,” comments TV Sport Technical and Operations Director José Mourão.