32 years ago was born the first regional channel of Colombia. And since then, Teleantioquia has been at the forefront of both technology and content production. To fulfill that role, they are constantly modernizing the processes, which is why they are always investigating the new technologies and developments available in the market.
Mauricio Lotero, technical head of Teleantioquia, spoke with TVyVideo + Radio about the Canal and the new projects. He said that "we are always very careful when choosing technology, because we can not experience or make mistakes, because, being a public medium, we would be incurring patrimonial detriment. Although the advancement of technology benefits us because there are more possibilities, public channels, having limited resources, we are thorough with resources ".
Among the projects they are currently carrying out, they are aligned with what is a public TV operator in Colombia. They are migrating the broadcast platform to DTT, they already have the 100% of the flows from capture to HD broadcast. The analog signal remains in operation because they must serve the entire population, something that generates a high cost for the Canal.
Today they are working on several lines of investment: modernization since the capture, for which they will acquire three high definition studio cameras, they are looking to include a fourth camera that will be used for sports broadcasts with super slow motion, four recording cameras in the field for reporting, and they are finishing the analysis to acquire a camera in 4K. The Canal will modernize the tripod system they have.
Teleantioquia also seeks to strengthen audio capture systems, is in the process of acquiring a mobile unit and updating the flyaway to strengthen its transmissions, which has been complemented by the recent acquisition of wireless systems supported by 3G and 4G networks. In addition, they have begun to replace tungsten lighting with LED lighting in studios. The previous year they did it with the news set to evaluate how to change the whole study.
Another line of investment is content management. And bearing in mind that the historical archive of Teleantioquia is the history of Antioquia, therefore a heritage that must be taken care of, from 2013 a work plan was structured to implement an appropriate content management.
"The Canal has always had good content management. Last year updated the automation system of the emission. and for this year will start with the file, because we have more than 4500 hours of recording at risk because they are on 3 / 4 betacam tape, for which we will acquire a second storage of 300 teras, in addition to the implementation of a deep file based on LTO. In order for all processes to have flows from a browser, we will acquire two video servers for the production master. The content management system will be the column of the entire audiovisual flow of the Canal, "said Mauricio Lotero.
Teleantioquia, with the engineering team made up of 18 people, is analyzing how to take advantage of a second channel with the digital divide of DTT. A second own channel with educational or cultural contents is being evaluated or looking for an alliance with other channels of the department.
Finally, on the adoption of new content distribution platforms, Teleantioquia has a digital strategy area, with the possibility of generating its own content and broadcasting some traditional screen programs, for which use social networks and the Canal website. . Today they are analyzing an on-demand platform that could provide monetization options.