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ESPN Singapore Streamlines With Miranda Kaleido-K2

Uses Miranda multi-image display and channel branding systems (January 20, 2005)

Miranda Technologies today announced that ESPN STAR Sports, Asia's number one sports broadcaster, has installed 17 Kaleido-K2 multi-image display processors and seven Oxtel Series Imagestore master control switching and channel branding processors in an upgrade of its 16-channel transmission facility.

ESPN STAR Sports is using the Kaleido-K2 systems for signal monitoring, and has integrated the Imagestore 2 processors into its master control operations for dynamic logo insertion and branding graphics during program broadcasts.

"We're very pleased that the KaleidoK2 and Imagestore 2 products have been selected by ESPN STAR Sports for the network's sports broadcasts," said Kevin Lu, president of Miranda Asia. "Viewer expectations for this type of programming are very high, both in terms of video quality and the sophistication of graphics."


A key characteristic of Miranda's Kaleido-K2 multi-image display processor is its ease of use and flexibility. Operators at ESPN STAR Sports can use a mouse for all the key functions, such as selecting a window for large-scale viewing, instantly changing layouts, or for source selection.

The 32-input Kaleido-K2 processor features robust design and provides a high-quality, feature-rich display that can support multiple video formats, including HD-SDI, SDI, composite, Y/C, RGB, PAL, analog HD, and streaming video.

Miranda's Imagestore 2 processor provides the entire breadth of mixing and on-air graphics capabilities required for dynamic and engaging presentation, including video and audio mixing, clip playout, dual 3D-DVEs, animation/clock insertion, and automated character generation.


About ESPN STAR Sports
ESPN STAR Sports is a 50:50 joint venture between two of the world's leading cable and satellite broadcasters, ESPN Inc. and STAR. We are Asia's complete sports provider reaching over 110 million households for ESPN and over 54 million households for STAR Sports (as of July 2004). We have 13 networks - ESPN Asia, ESPN India, ESPN Taiwan, ESPN Philippines, MBC-ESPN (Korea), ESPN Singapore, ESPN Hong Kong, STAR Sports Asia, STAR Sports India, STAR Sports Taiwan, STAR Sports Singapore, STAR Sports S.E.A., and STAR Sports Hong Kong. We bring the world's premier live sports and leading regional events to viewers 24 hours a day.

On the ground, the ESPN STAR Sports Event Management Group manages and promotes premier sporting events around Asia, including the Asian X Games and the San Miguel Asian 9Ball Tour. On-line, espnstar.com, espnstar.com.cn and espnstar.com.tw interact with millions of users providing them with in-depth sports news, results, and competitions. This multilingual, online platform, which is closely integrated with ESPN and STAR Sports on-air networks, has established the sites as the number one online sports destination in their respective markets.


About Miranda
Miranda Technologies is a world-leading manufacturer of video and audio equipment for the broadcast, production, and post-production markets, with a range spanning interfacing and distribution, routing, master control switching and channel branding, multi-image display processors, and monitoring over IP systems. Headquartered in Montreal, Miranda also has major offices in Morristown (N.J., U.S.), Wallingford (Oxon, UK), Paris, and Tokyo.

For more information about Miranda's products, visit www.miranda.com.

 


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