December 22, 2001Las Vegas, Nevada
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 4:2:2satellite 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.