CTC Media is a leading independent broadcasting company in Russia. Operating five television networks in Russia, Kazakhstan, and Moldova, each targeted at a different audience group, CTC Media reaches over 150 million people. An additional international pay-TV version of CTC is available in North America, Israel, and Germany. Preparing for a growth to a total of eight networks, CTC Media has recently expanded its facilities.
Already successfully relying on RTS/TELEX technology including a Zeus matrix, KP-12LK, and KP-32CLD keypanels, CTC Media again opted for RTS/TELEX to ensure its communication needs. An ADAM with 48 ports (expandable to 272 ports) constitutes the core of the installation. Its included RVON technology enables easy communication with satellite locations and other broadcasters by using Voice-Over-IP technology. A total of 24 newly developed Cyrillic versions of the KP-32 and KP-12LK keypanels, as well as 24 MCP-90-12 microphones, complete the installation. Simultaneously with the installation of the new system, CTC Media’s existing system, including all existing keypanels, was upgraded to the new Cyrillic alphabet. The standardized, backward-compatible Cyrillic alphabet on all keypanels enables straightforward and trouble-free communication.
“CTC Media consolidates its position on the Russian broadcast market with this expansion,” comments Nico Lewis, RTS/TELEX Senior Sales Manager with responsibility for Russia. ”This installation enables CTC Media to integrate easily with other broadcasting companies, as RTS intercoms are the most-popular intercom systems in Russia. Many operators therefore know how to work with these systems.”
Lewis adds: “Despite its size, the installation went very smoothly thanks to the excellent work of RTS/TELEX’s Russian partner OKNO TV and its well-trained engineers. We have also received excellent feedback from CTC Media. Their new RTS/TELEX system is meeting their communication needs perfectly.”