Mobile live production solution for Asharq News

Systems Integration
Media Infrastructure
Remote Production
Technology Consulting
Published 28. June 2022

Arab 24/7 multi-platform news and media hub uses fully equipped mobile TV station

Qvest has designed and implemented a fully configured mobile TV station for Asharq News which is headquartered in Riyadh. The end-2-end architecture is based on state-of-the-art media and IT technology and stands for maximum technical flexibility in live news coverage.

Asharq News
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Full connectivity to the existing infrastructure

The new production environment covers all media workflows from ingest to playout. It integrates seamlessly with Asharq News' existing corporate and broadcast network infrastructure. Thanks to short set-up and dismantling times, the transportable setup can be deployed very quickly almost anywhere in the world.

Best-of-breed approach

After successfully testing the full-featured setup on 180 square meters at Qvest's premises in Cologne, Asharq News now benefits from a powerful mobile TV production environment for live news. This comprises a studio environment with fully integrated systems from industry-leading companies includíng Grass Valley cameras with augmented reality capabilities, a complete production environment with camera control, video and audio mixing, and Avid FastServe Studio Playout.

The new mobile newsroom provides up to 40 workstations for journalists, who can access an Avid PAM system with 480 terabytes of usable Avid NEXIS media storage. In addition, Asharq News staff enjoy customized Avid iNews newsroom software, editing based on MediaCentral | Cloud UX, voice-over capabilities, the software-based IP compliance solution Mediaproxy, and full integration of the station's news agencies.

"This mobile TV production facility is an important addition to our 24/7 multi-platform approach. Thanks to this latest collaboration with Qvest, we are taking the broadcast experience for our viewers to the next level", says Omran Abdallah, CTO at Asharq News.

Mobile live production solution for Asharq News
Mobile live production solution for Asharq News
Mobile live production solution for Asharq News
Mobile live production solution for Asharq News

Integrated solutions (excerpt)

Mobile studio and galleries

  • Vizrt and stYpe for Augmented Reality
  • Vizrt live graphics
  • Grass Valley cameras and Vision Mixer
  • SSL audio mixer
  • Riedel MediorNet
  • Riedel intercom
  • Shure microphones and antennas
  • Vinten pedestals for the cameras
  • Crane from Egripment
  • Autoscript prompter
  • Avid FastServe Studio Playout

Mobile newsroom  

  • Avid iNews
  • Avid NEXIS
  • Avid PAM
  • MediaCentral | Cloud UX
  • Mediaproxy

Live streaming 

  • Skype
  • TVU
  • Ateme
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