UniSat provided complete production and transmission services to TVB for their
Annual Christmas Spectacular, which was televised live from Caesar's Palace in
Las Vegas. The 2 hour broadcast utilized UniSat's TES 2 digital satellite
production unit to provide both transmission and full production for the event.
UniSat was able to offer TVB unprecedented picture quality with digital 4:2:2
satellite transmission facilities. The all D1 digital production was
uplinked using Tiernan TE600 digital satellite encoder running at 25 Mbit/s in
4:2:2 mode, to
TVB's facility in Norwalk, CA. UniSat also provided the necessary receive
equipment (2 IRD's) complete with DPS 12 bit video and audio synchronizer.
Equipment complement included: 6 Ikegami HL59 digital triax cameras, 4 Sony A500
Digital Betacam recorders, Canon Super 70 lens, Fujinon 4.8 wide angle lens,
Vinten Quartz and Hawk pedestals, complete audio playback facilities including 2
DigiCarts, 2 Sony Mini Disk records, Yamaha effects processor, Aphex Aural
Exciter and 10 DBX compressor limiters.