Metro TV, Indonesia’s first 24-hour national news channel, based in West Jakarta has selected Ideal Systems to design and build its new High Definition studios and control rooms. The new studios will be enabled for full HD productions with high end graphics from VizRT and will use Dante (Digital Audio Network Through Ethernet) network protocols to deliver uncompressed, multi-channel, low-latency digital audio over IP. The project will include the installation of a new News Room Computer System and Media Asset Management System from Dalet. The station was established sixteen years ago and now has over fifty terrestrial transmission sites across Indonesia and is also carried on satellite and digital terrestrial.
“We went through a detailed evaluation and tender process to find the right systems integration partner for our technology update and new studio build” said Mohammad Mirdal Akib, Director of Technology at Metro TV, who continued “We selected Ideal Systems based on their extensive and successful track record for building studios and delivering state of the art broadcast technology solutions in across Asia, and critically the fact they have a full local office in Jakarta with local systems design and support staff”
“We are delighted to be selected by MetroTV for this key infrastructure project in Jakarta. Indonesia is a key market for Ideal Systems with a TV audience of approximately 240 million people. We have invested heavily in Indonesia opening a new multi-story office in Jakarta this year and we have delivered a number of broadcast projects to Indonesian broadcasters. It is great to see the success of our investment and the great work being done by our local team headed by country manager Awan Setiawan. As a result we are now fully set up to design and deliver enterprise turnkey studio projects in Indonesia. MetroTV is a major innovator in Indonesian broadcasting being the first 24 hour news channel in the country and we are delighted to be their partner as they continue to innovate Indonesian news production.” Said Fintan Mc Kiernan, CEO, Ideal Systems for South East Asia.