Tunisia TV recently deployed Quicklink TX to allow remote commentators to contribute to its political show into the debate and discuss political talk show ‘International Issues’.
Quicklink TX, a video call management system designed for use in broadcast studios, enabled live interviews with two guests located in Germany and Geneva for a programme about the G7 Summit in Germany and the Syrian conflict.
Moncef Khemiri, engineer at Tunisia TV, explained the rationale behind choosing the system: “The unit was able to provide us a professional quality Skype broadcast that we previously were unable to achieve with live interviews,” he said.
Quicklink TX enables broadcasters to send or receive Skype calls as SD/HD SDI or HDMI video with embedded or balanced analogue audio. The system provides accessibility to distant participants so they can contribute live from any Skype enabled device, which greatly reduces production costs.
“The quality of the Quicklink TX is good. It's a cost effective solution for the TV station as satellite transmission costs can be high in comparison,” Khemiri added. “The Quicklink TX is easy to use, which is good as we plan to use the Quicklink TX on a regular basis.”
Tunisia TV, which is also known as El Wataniya, is owned and operated by ERTT.