Salam Media Cast secures major projects in Iraq

Salam Media Cast (SMC) has secured two major deals in Iraq to build broadcast facilities for Wsha channel and PUK TV.
Sami El Shafai says Salam MediaCast will be undertaking more projects in Iraq soon.
Sami El Shafai says Salam MediaCast will be undertaking more projects in Iraq soon.

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Salam Media Cast (SMC) has secured two major deals in Iraq to build broadcast facilities for Wsha channel and PUK TV.

The Wsha systems for two studios, a presentation control room, an ingest room as well as edit and graphics rooms were assembled, integrated, tested and commissioned at Salam's facility in Dubai and shipped to Iraq last month. This project includes Sony cameras, Ross vision mixers, multiviewers, SPG, MCR switcher and an Evertz main router. All of the glue equipment has been provided by Harris while the tapeless part of this project includes several Avid solutions including its ISIS video servers, the Interplay media asset management system, its NewsCutter NLE and the iNews newsroom system.

Salam also undertook the upgrade of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan TV (PUK)'s station in Sulaimaniyah. "This is our second project for PUK TV and we will be assembling the equipment on site," confimed Sami El Shafai, executive director, Salam Media Cast. "The objective of the project at PUK TV is to upgrade its existing facility to international standards and provide a more user-friendly environment for the channel's staff."

 

This project includes three studios, a presentation control room, a server ingest area as well as edit and graphics rooms. Sony cameras, Sony & Ross vision mixers, Soundcraft & Yamaha sound mixers, and Evertz multiviewers, SPG and main routers make up the key equipment. All the glue equipment, presentation switcher and the channel branding equipment for this project has been sourced from Miranda while the video server and the graphics equipment are from Harris.

The upgraded channel will go to air next month.

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