Globosat taps Tektronix to support live IP media production at Olympic Games

Rio Olympics
Globosat, a pay TV provider in Latin America, has tapped Tektronix to support live IP media production of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Globosat, which will produce the content for the 2016 Olympics, plans to deploy 16 linear channels by satellite, and more than 56 by internet amounting to 16 produced channels and 40 channels of audio ambience, for the Games.

Globosat will be utilizing Tektronix SPG8000A master sync and PTP grandmaster clock generators for supporting for both traditional SDI-based and IP-based media infrastructures. Prism IP/SDI media analyzers offer the ability to diagnose and correlate both SDI and IP signal types.

“The move to IP-based infrastructure will continue beyond the Olympic Games. With the help of Tektronix, we are confident in our ability to support a hybrid SDI/IP environment, helping us to both lower costs and deliver a higher quality broadcast to our audience,” said Lourenço Carvano, engineering director of Globosat.

Broadcasting industry’s migration to an all-IP infrastructure will take place in phases, creating a need for test and monitoring solutions such as Prism and the SPG8000A that can support hybrid SDI/IP environments.

“We have had the opportunity to work with Globosat in other major events such as the 2014 FIFA World Cup and they are clearly committed to ensuring their coverage is as pristine and picture-perfect as possible for viewers,” said Charlie Dunn, general manager, Video Product Line, Tektronix.