Quantel, Comtelsat Form Reseller Partnership

Quantel has appointed Comtelsat as its reseller partner in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Belize, Honduras and Nicaragua for its full range of news and sports production systems and post finishing systems, as well as the complete Snell Live TV and TV Everywhere product ranges.

QuantelThis announcement follows a successful partnership with Quantel and Snell’s Brazil-based reseller and Comtelsat subsidiary, LineUp, which began in September 2014.

Comtelsat was founded in 1993 and has become a leader in South America’s telecommunications industry, offering the latest technology and integrated solutions to the broadcast, audio, video, production and post production industries.

Israel Gomez, General Manager at Comtelsat Broadcast, said, “Our partnership with Quanteland Snell is strategic to our growth. Quantel and Snell’s quality, innovation and industry-leading technology, offer customers a complete solution that meets all their needs.”

Quantel Sales Director, Martin Mulligan, said, “Comtelsat’s experience, leadership and extensive customer base are excellent foundations and will help to build Quantel and Snell’s presence in the region.”

Czech Television Upgrades to Pablo Rio For High Quality Color and Finishing
State broadcaster Czech Television, has upgraded one of its long-serving Quantel eQ finishing systems to a turnkey Pablo Rio 4K system. Pablo Rio will be used for high quality color and finishing of Czech Television’s episodic TV programs and local movie productions. The Czech Television network includes channels, CT 1, CT 2, CT 24, CT sport, CT :D, and CT art.

Pablo Rio is Quantel’s high quality color and finishing system that provides the ultimate productive post workflow. Pablo Rio runs on high performance PC hardware and exploits NVIDIA Maximus multi-GPU technology to deliver true interactivity and maximum productivity, with realtime performance at 4K 60p and beyond. Pablo Rio is available as software only and as a range of Quantel-backed turnkey systems.

Czech TV Technical Director, Mr. Ivo Ferkl, said, “Pablo Rio’s advanced color and finishing toolset is second to none, and together with its speed, performance and interactivity, it was the natural choice for us. The system will provide us with future-proof technology, not just for HD services, but at 4K and beyond.”

Quantel Sales Director, Martin Mulligan, said, “Czech TV and Quantel have had a long-standing relationship since the mid-1990s so we are delighted they have once again chosen to make such a significant investment in our post technology as they look ahead to a 4K future.”