NEW DELHI: On Saturday morning, TV viewers were greeted with majestic views of the G20 summit venue, the conch-shaped Bharat Mandapam, as public broadcaster Doordarshan brought the event alive for a global audience through the use of cameras using Ultra High Definition (UHD)/4K broadcast technology.
This is the first time for a mega event, a Indian broadcaster is using this state-of-the-art technology with Doordarshan deploying 80 UHD / 4 K cameras at locations across all venues connected to the G20 summit ranging from airports, Raj Ghat, the media press centre, studios in Hall 4 of ITPO etc. This includes 30 UHD/ 4K cameras at Bharat Mandapam itself and three cameras on Jimmy Jibs. For the culminating leadership summit on Saturday and Sunday Doordarshan has also set up two studios at the venue for interviews of dignitaries.
“All the live feeds from these locations are being received at a specially built international broadcst centre (IBC) at hall 4, ITPO, Pragati Maidan. The connectivity is on optical fibre (OFC) on backpacks and a combination of IP based encoder/ decoders,” said Priya Kumar, director general, DD News.

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