General Media Group Moldova Adds Snell
General Media Group Moldova, Moldova’s largest private broadcaster with three general channels plus a 24/7 news channel, has gone HD across all channels, using Snell routing, infrastructure and production switching systems. The Snell equipment was supplied via regional partner, Romtek.
The entire project was handled by systems integrator Broadcast Systems International (BSI), and involved integrating multiple separate operations into a single new broadcast facility in Moldova’s capital city, Chisinau, with a complete new 1080i HD infrastructure. Broadcast Systems International chose a single Kahuna 360 production switcher with three 3M/E control panels to provide all the switching needs for the four channels. Snell’s IQ Modular range was selected for infrastructure, and the broadcaster’s existing Snell Sirius 600 multi-format router was upgraded to HD and expanded to128x128 as part of the project.
A BSI spokesperson said: “We chose Snell infrastructure and routing technologies for this project because they have proven to be both reliable and cost-effective. The Kahuna switcher’s ability to support three control panels from a single mainframe not only simplified systems integration and reduced rack-space requirements, but also makes excellent economic sense in General Media Group’s multi-studio facility.”