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Broadcast / Cable Case Study: TV Azteca – Mexico

TV Azteca – Mexico

TV Azteca is the second largest Mexican television network after Televisa, operating two primary stations located in an enormous studio enclave in Mexico City : XHDF Azteca 13 and XHIMT (Azteca ). Both enjoy near national coverage, mostly via over the air TV, cable TV, DBS, and FTA. .The network also operates Azteca 13 Internacional, reaching 13 countries in Central and South America. Their news-crews are constantly on the move covering stories in major cities to the jungles of Central and South America. They approached us at NAB to develop an ultra-portable modular live production system which could be taken with their small production crews on airlines as checked baggage. The system needed to replace up to 15 large flypacks that they routinely tried to ship on airlines as checked baggage with their crews, but were not always successful getting the airlines to accept them at the last minute.

Given this daunting task by TV Azteca, it was up to Mobile Studios to create a solution. Out of this need the PortaCast® modular system was born. The solution included a new design for several mini- flypacks for switching/communications, engineering/sound and recording. The system could be transported by only one person if necessary, easily loaded onto smaller vehicles and travel with crew as checked baggage. With this modular PortaCast system, TV Azteca now has a truly rapid-response production team that can go anywhere on a moments notice. In the pictures above, the back of an SUV (Hummer H2) can be converted into a full production studio quickly and easily. It took a three man crew less than fifteen minutes to unload all the gear, open and connect the three PortaCast units, set up the cameras and other equipment, and go “on air” during the field test.

TV Azteca Integrated Components:
PortaCast® Director Pack
  • Panasonic AV-HS400 Switcher
  • Panasonic Monitor
  • Intercom
PortaCast® Audio Pack
  • Soundcraft Audio Mixer
  • JK Audio Digital Hybrid Telephone Coupler
  • Lectrosonics ENG Receiver
PortaCast® Recording Pack
  • Motu V3HD Converter
  • 17” Apple MacBook Pro
  • Final Cut Studio
  • Rackmounted RAID array
Other Components
  • Mirror Image Teleprompter
  • 2 Cable Reels w/ 50m 2BNC/2XLR

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