UK broadcast systems launches new E.TV in South Africa


The independent British systems integrator Megahertz Broadcast Systems (MHz), announced this weekend that it has completed work on the server-based infrastructure and broadcast systems for a new 24-hour news channel at South African broadcaster e.TV.

Alongside the state-of-the-art file-based facility and workflow for the startup news channel, the project also included two new DSNG vehicles for current affairs coverage in and around Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. These were built at MHz’s UK headquarters and incorporated an innovative satellite remote-control system, M2RC, developed by MHz engineers at e.TV’s request.

Between March and the start of June, when the news channel was launched, the MHz team led by former South African resident Don Wilson, oversaw the design and construction of both a main and a subsidiary news production studio - the latter used for pre-recording interviews and features.