Hanoi TV Expands its HD Ambitions

Hanoi Television

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The Challenge

  • To enhance its High Definition programmes

The Outcome

  • High quality HD productions
  • Seamless workflow and integration with existing infrastructure

The Solution

  • Acquire a wide range of Sony HD cameras, servers and 3LCD projectors

MVS-3000A

VPL-FHZ700L

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Our crews are very familiar with the HDC-2400 and MVS-3000A. Their proven quality and reliability convinced us to add more units for our growing programming needs.

Ta Manh Quynh
Technical Deputy Manager, Hanoi Television

Hanoi TV's HD Migration

Vietnam’s success story continues. With a population of 96 million, the country is on track to make its transition from a frontier market to an emerging market. One sector that has benefitted greatly from the country’s rapid growth and increased consumerism is the broadcast industry. Radio was once the preferred medium but with growing affluence, Television is now the preferred medium. Vietnam’s TV penetration is well over 85% and growing especially in the two main cities, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh.

Hanoi TV, the official TV station of Vietnam’s capital was a frontrunner in the HD race when it unveiled in 2015 its purpose-build HD studios, Outside Broadcast vans and suite of HD equipment. Working closely with Sony, it launched its HD channels in 2017 and has not looked back since.

Says Ta Manh Quynh, Technical Deputy Manager at Hanoi Television: “Sony is more than just an equipment provider. Their international expertise combined with excellent local knowledge has helped us make the correct investments in our HD journey.”

Hanoi TV’s recent Sony acquisitions include an additional six units of the highly-rated HDC-2400 3G multi-format HD system camera, MVS-3000A switcher and PMW-1000 HD 422 memory recorder/player. The HDC-2400 was specifically chosen for its versatility in both studio and OB vans, and gives Hanoi TV more flexibility in allocating resources to meet its increased programming schedules.

Why Sony

In addition, Hanoi TV also invested in three units of the VPL-FHZ700L projector. Dubbed the world’s brightest 3LCD projectors, they were acquired to help boost Hanoi TV’s studio content with vibrant and life-like images in any lighting condition. The projectors’ seamless integration with existing Sony equipment made it a win-win situation for Hanoi TV.

Explains Ta: “Our crews are very familiar with Sony equipment, especially the HDC-2400 and MVS-3000A. Their proven quality and reliability convinced us to add more units to our Sony inventory.”

“Together with our investment in the new 3LCD projectors, we’ve been able to punch up the vibrancy and content of our news, documentaries and talk shows. Hanoi TV is committed to investing in the future.”

Adds Junichi Miyazaki, General Manager of Professional Solutions Division, Sony Vietnam: “In many ways, Hanoi TV’s amazing transformation reflects Vietnam’s growth story. Sony Vietnam’s footprint has grown too as a result of the country’s dynamism and eagerness to embrace the future. We are happy to help broadcasters like Hanoi TV realize the full potential of HD and beyond.”