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TV3 and Riverside TV choose Quicklink for Live TV

Riverside Television facilities on a vision independent production for TV3 Ireland have been successfully using Quicklink’s Merlin Backpack Encoder to film live sequences for the hit TV programme “Neville’s doorstep challenge”.
Swansea(5/16/2013) -

Riverside Television facilities on a vision independent production for TV3 Ireland have been successfully using Quicklink’s Merlin Backpack Encoder to film live sequences for the hit TV programme “Neville’s doorstep challenge”. The TV show, based around a surprise home makeover to an unsuspecting TV3 viewer was made possible by the Merlin backpack. Not having to rely upon a large satellite van and lots of equipment, the crew at Riverside TV had the element of surprise by turning up at a house Live on air with nothing but the Merlin backpack and 6 x 3G SIM cards. The quality of the broadcast was outstanding with the Merlin achieving 4MB of live transmissions even from remote locations.

Cyril O’Regan, Managing Director of Riverside TV stated “The show was a massive success and everyone is extremely pleased with the performance of the equipment on the 3G network in Ireland. We were able to achieve a consistently high quality live transmission as well as having the real element of surprise. This is a something that has never been done before and the results were brilliant.”

Designed for total mobility and maximum flexibility, the Merlin transmits high quality broadcast media streaming from the most remote locations. The most advanced bonding algorithm provides the highest quality with lowest delay. The Quicklink Merlin SD/HD Backpack is quoted to be the most advanced compact broadcasting solution on the market. Supporting both SD/HD SDI playout as well as web based playout to multiple locations the Merlin offers flexibility of use in multiple applications.

Pete Watling of Quicklink adds “It is fantastic to see the outstanding results Riverside TV and TV3 have produced, and this really does prove that there are so many opportunities available to produce broadcast quality footage from remote locations. Our latest bonding technology, high gain antennae system and Continuous Video Technology (CVT) optimise the performance of the Merlin encoder and it is always great to here from yet another satisfied customer”.

 

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