Palmasat upgrades its broadcast equipment to launch a video news agency in the Balearic Islands

Palma de Mallorca, February 2015: The Mallorca-based broadcast services company, Palmasat, has invested in new transmission and production equipment in order to launch this month a video news agency.

Called the Palmasat News Agency, it will cover news and sports events in Mallorca, Ibiza and the entire Balearic Islands. The company said, “We will offer clients a range of daily topics including stories about celebrities, crime, the weather, with vox pops and interviews. The video will then be sent either as raw footage or as rough-cut edits of between 5 to 10 minutes via our SNGs in either HD or SD. The client can either use their own transponder or leave the booking to us.”

“This new agency fits perfectly in our portfolio and means the client needs to make only one phone call in order to satisfy all their needs. The new service will be offered in German, English, Spanish and Mallorquin and, later, also in French and, of course, Russian.”

To prepare for the launch, Palmasat has invested in two new Adtec Digital encoders for its SNG trucks as well as investing in the KA-sat Minicaster streaming solution. At its disposal, it has two ENG crews using Sony XDCam HD 422 with full audio and lighting equipment and a new HD post-production facility in the centre of Palma de Mallorca – providing FCP Studio and Adobe Production Suite.

The company believes the new facilities will offer considerable benefits to its clients. “With the upgrade of the encoders in our SNG trucks and the new KA-sat and post production facilities, Palmasat can now offer clients unrivalled broadcast services 24/7 in Mallorca and on the Balearic Islands as well,” said a spokesman.
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