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Video Progetti Complete Ecosystem Installation for Retecapri

Wed 13, 01 2021

MAM, newsroom, playout and headend services to facilitate network reliability and efficiency 

Video Progetti today announces completion of a full ecosystem installation for leading Italian broadcaster Retecapri, including MAM, newsroom, playout and headend.

With twenty years of experience in the field of systems design, architecture and implementation – covering the full spectrum of broadcast and media project management –  Video Progetti were ideally placed to work with Retecapri in establishing their broadcast needs and implementing an appropriate solution.

Part of Television Broadcasting System, Retecapri focus on the development and broadcast of independent programming, particularly in relation to Classic and Arthouse films, Neapolitan and Italian comedies, and both classic and modern cartoons. Key to the upgrade of their infrastructure were elements which delivered reliable and resilient outputs, and conformed to a reasonable budget.

By assuming responsibility for the project from initiation to completion, and through the full broadcast workflow, Video Progetti were able to assemble and coordinate the best available products in each category, and ensure their compatibility and seamless integration with one another. Video Progetti therefore installed an SDI-based set of broadcast components orientated around the Grass Valley GV matrix – chosen for its status as one of the most space efficient and cost effective SDI routers in the field, as well as the ready compatibility offered by Grass Valley products.

The chosen infrastructure also included an Etere Media Asset Management system (MAM), along with Etere’s NUNZIO NRCS newsroom software. The choice of Etere MAM was based on the need to maximise the value that Retecapri holds in its extensive archives of original content, whilst the Etere NUNZIO was selected based on Retecapri’s desire for a logical, straightforward and streamlined approach to newsroom workflow; from story planning to playout. The extensive range of features in relation to planning, coordination and editing embodied in the NUNZIO software made it the ideal choice. This was combined with installation of a Portaprompt Teleprompter, chosen for robustness, reliability and ease-of-use.  Server functionality was also provided by Etere.

The Playout and News infrastructure are based on latest Supermicro server’s while the headend is built around latest cutting edge FPGA HD encoding technology. The overall system is composed by six channels featuring 1+1 redundancy, and represents a compact – and thus energy-saving – addition to the Grass Valley broadcast infrastructure that Video Progetti assembled for Retecapri’.

“We are exceptionally happy with the system that Video Progetti have delivered to us” said Costantino Federico, Managing Director of Retecapri. “Not only does it meet the needs of our network on a technological level, but the quality of their service was of the highest order; close personal consultation, open communication, and careful adherence to deadlines and budget,” he concluded.

Speaking of their experience as service provider, Carlo Struzzi, CEO of Video Progetti said: “We work on an international level and take pride in working closely with all of our clients. But there has been a particular pleasure in working with Retecapri, whose broadcasting history and catalogue of classic Italian content hold a strong place in many of our hearts”. He continued: “We believe the system we have developed for Retecapri will ensure that they are able to continue to deliver the highest quality of content to Italian audiences across the country for years to come”.

Further information on Video Progetti and its products is available at  www.videoprogetti.it

About Retecapri

Retecapri is a leading generalist local broadcaster in Southern Italy founded in 1977 by the brothers Costantino and Claudio Federico. It has an independent programming based mainly on classic and arthouse films, Neapolitan and Italian comedies, entertainment programs and cartoons. The most beautiful cartoons broadcast in preview from ‘Jeeg Robot’ to ‘Lady Oscar’, from ‘Lum’ to ‘Great Mazinger’, and the television series including ‘Chips’ and ‘My friend Arnold’ are historic.

More info is available at https://www.telecapri.it/

About Video Progetti

Video Progetti is a leading Italian broadcast distributor and system integrator, representing the industry’s highest profile brands and with numerous blue chip clients. The company has a 20+ year track record in addressing complex challenges and delivering solutions that are innovative, flexible and cost-effective. Video Progetti’s expertise encompasses all areas of broadcast – from the creation of new infrastructures through the development of SNG systems to the delivery of OB vans and playout centres.

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