28/09/2022

ATV expands playout and editing capabilities using Cinegy software

Turkuvaz Media Group – the provider of channels including ATV, AHaber, Anews, A2, Aspor, Apara, MinikA and MinikA GO – has completed the extension of its use of Cinegy technology to increase their playout and editing capabilities for selected channels. Cinegy software is employed for every stage of the production workflow: ingest, archive, monitoring, editing and playout.

Turkuvaz Medya has built new offices and an operation centre to serve 9 TV channels and 4 radio channels. There are now 17 studios with a combined floor space of 9,000sqm. The studios are designed to be able to serve different usage purposes. Twelve of these are 12m tall and range in size between 200sqm and 1500sqm. Five are 6m tall and have between 100sqm and 350sqm floorspace. These studios will be controlled by 6 Programme Control Rooms with 4K infrastructure and 4 PCR with HD infrastructure. There are also 9 Master Control Rooms with 4K infrastructure and equipment.

Cinegy has been instrumental in the digital production workflows within the Turkuvaz Media Group since 2011, with the first phase at that time including a transition from SD to HD for selected channels. Turkuvaz Media Group is one of the biggest distribution companies in Turkey and is a leading institution and brand within the television sector in Turkey, providing channels such as ATV, which is one of Turkey’s most prominent and acclaimed television networks along with ATV Europe, MinikA and AHaber.

ATV has been a highly influential player in the shaping of Turkish television over the years due to its innovative and ground-breaking approach to program-making helped over the last few years by Cinegy’s advanced file-based technology supporting a completely digital end-to-end workflow with local integration, training and support supplied by local Cinegy partner, Orsatek Bilisim.

Cinegy software, supplied by local partner Orsatek Bilisim, is used for every stage in the production workflow at ATV. Footage arrives in various formats and is transferred to the digital archive, where teams can access content and collaborate on multiple tasks from different locations. All rights are managed within the Cinegy system to ensure the content is secure. Dependent on access levels, users can then access the clips and metadata in the digital archive, allowing material to be used over and over again without any reduction in quality. Changes to material can be made directly from the users’ desks and there is no need for expensive editing suites. The digital archive enables collaboration between ATV’s offices in İstanbul and Ankara, removing the time lags, costs and inconvenience caused by the physical distance when using tape-based workflows.

The transition to HD broadcast for ATV and Haber (News) was a significant step forward for the Turkuvaz Media Group, with Cinegy enabling an easy and smooth transition to add HD capability. Without requiring any extra equipment or hardware, it became possible to broadcast in SD and HD simultaneously. Turkuvaz currently owns Cinegy Archive with redundancy, 55 Cinegy Air PRO bundles, several Cinegy Converts with 24 agents in total, 45 Cinegy Captures, and 380 Cinegy Desktops for editing purposes.