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India’s biggest 2 Multi-purpose HD-OB van designed for DD Bangla HD & DD Podhigai HD
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India’s biggest 2 Multi-purpose HD-OB van designed for DD Bangla HD & DD Podhigai HD
Dear Friends,

After DD Delhi (DD National), DD Mumbai (DD Sahyadri), Now DD Chennai and DD Kolkata studio’s has modified their studio facility in full HD.

Soon, DD National HD, DD Sahyadri HD, DD Podhigai HD and DD Bangla HD will be available across all platforms like terrestrial, cable, IPTV and DTH.

All these channels will be available in Free-To-Air.

Gear house Broadcast delivers two HD OB trucks for Indian state broadcaster Doordarshan.

For the first time in DD Podhigai, On Aug 15, 2013 Doordarshan Chennai had Independence Day live telecast by using this HD-OB van.

By using these two HD OB-van simultaneously, DD had already done in-high-definition broadcast with-Zubin-Mehta-concert from Kashmir, which was live on DD-HD, DD National and other DD Channels.

DD Podhigai’s and DD Bangala’s Terrestrial HD Testing is already going. . .
Following days I will update more!

Read the news:

Gearhouse Broadcast delivers two HD OB trucks for Indian state broadcaster Doordarshan

Multi-purpose trucks commissioned by Indian broadcasting solutions provider AGIV
Watford, UK, 9 October 2013 – Gearhouse Broadcast , a worldwide broadcast services specialist, has successfully completed the build and installation of two state-of-the-art HD OB trucks for Doordarshan , the Indian state broadcaster. The trucks were commissioned by Indian broadcasting solutions provider, AGIV , and will be based in Kolkata and Chennai.

The two 11.5m long trucks have been designed by Gearhouse Broadcast’s Systems Integration team with flexibility in mind, allowing Doordarshan to use them for a wide range of productions. They are both wired to take ten cameras, and have each been kitted out with eight Ikegami HDK 97 EXIII camera channels, complete with Canon HJ22ex7.6B IASE lenses and three additional Canon DIGISUPER XJ86x9.3B IE-II-D and two Canon HJ14ex4.3B IASE (wide angle) lenses.

Both trucks are climate controlled and house Snell Kahuna 2.5 M/E vision mixers, Snell Pyxis routers, Studer OnAir 2500 Modulo's, Marshall 17” LCD HD/SDI displays, Tektronix Waveform audio monitors and Crystal Vision Glue. There is a dedicated production area with room for three operators, an audio mixing area with space for two sound operators and a separate engineering control room which can seat up to four engineers.

Because of Indian transport regulations, which require the trucks to have Leyland chassis, and the tight delivery time of the project, Gearhouse Broadcast sent specialist coachbuilders from the UK out to Bangalore to construct the trucks on site. The equipment frames were built and pre-wired by Gearhouse Broadcast at its headquarters in Watford, UK, and then installed on site by its specialist Systems Integration engineers.

“We chose Gearhouse Broadcast because we were impressed with their systems integration expertise, and the proposal that they put forward to us for the Doordarshan trucks” said R. S. Oberoi, managing director at AGIV. “These two HD OB trucks will enable Doordarshan to deliver high quality broadcasts out of its major hubs in Kolkata and Chennai.”

“Flexibility was of upmost importance when it came to designing these trucks” said Eamonn Dowdall, business development director at Gearhouse Broadcast. “They’ll be used for anything from football matches and cricket games, to festivals and concerts, so need to be adaptable to a variety of situations. All the monitoring in the trucks is fed by the Pyxis router so they can be easily customised and there is increased flexibility on the tailboards for video and audio.”


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DD Podhigai will look very good in HD but for that they also need to change their 40 years old sets.
Thanks to everyone and wish you all the best.
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