Radio Television Malaysia Builds Massive HD Studio Complex with Grass Valley Production Technologies
Radio Television Malaysia (RTM), the state-owned public broadcaster which owns and operates 31 radio and two television stations, has returned to Grass Valleyâ„¢ after almost a decade to place its largest order to date: a large number of high-definition cameras, production switchers, and routers for a new all-digital HD studio complex in Kuala Lumpur that will be completed in November 2010. The new HD studios are the first for RTM and represent a major win for Grass Valley in the region as its equipment will be used during the production of high-profile international events.
To support several studios and control rooms within the multi-level facility, RTM has purchased 24 Grass Valley LDK 8000 Elite multi-format HD cameras, five Kayakâ„¢ HD production switchers (four 3 M/E models and one 3.5 M/E model), and four Concertoâ„¢ Series 64×64 routers to distribute all types of audio and video signals throughout the facility. The equipment will be used to support five RTM locations: Auditorium, IBC (Kuala Lumpur), Studio 3 (Seremban), Kuching (East Malaysia), and a flyaway kit.
â€œMalaysia is one area of the world where Grass Valley has seen increased business over the past year, as broadcasters there migrate their platforms to high-definition in anticipation of a national conversion,â€? said Jeff Rosica, Senior Vice President of Grass Valley. â€œRTM understands the value, flexibility, and reliability that Grass Valley production technologies provide.”
RTM has built the new facility in preparation for full-time HD broadcasting beginning in 2015.