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Ashish Mukjerjee featured in the HOT 100 personalities of Digital Life Magazine

Our CEO Ashish Mukherjee is featured in the HOT 100 personalities of Digital Studio Magazine's July 2017 issue. To read the article, click here

Press Release - Dhaka/Singapore - Feb 08, 2017

RTV Bangladesh has chosen Benchmark Broadcast as the Systems Integrator for the integration and commissioning of their HD migration and automation project.To know more about this press release, click here

December 12, 2016: Ashish Mukherjee's article published in APB Supplement of December 2016

Our CEO Ashish Mukherjee's article "Imagine a life without strings!" on hybrid CMS, published in Asia Pacific Broadcasting Magazine's "Broadcast Technology" supplement in December 2016, is now available as a download. To read this article, click here

November 9, 2016: Benchmark Broadcast's LinkedIn follower count crosses 4000!

LinkedIn Follower Count

Singapore - November 9, 2016: It's happened again! Benchmark Broadcast's LinkedIn follower count just crossed 4000! This is the 3rd time we are crossing the 1K mark this year.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our followers, customers, partners and other well wishers who helped us reach here. We realize this is a big responsibility and assure our best efforts to keep our followers informed of breaking news, industry developments and Benchmark News regularly. Once again, thanks for your support!

September 7, 2016: Veena Manoharan joins as Finance Controller of Benchmark Singapore

Singapore — September 7, 2016: Veena Manoharan has joined Benchmark Broadcast Systems, Singapore as Finance Controller from today. Veena is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Singapore and also has an ACCA from UK. Veena worked with Benchmark for 8 years from 2005 to 2013 and is now back with us. She has over 15 years of experience in finance, accounts, audit and taxation. Veena plays a critical role in managing the finances of Benchmark Broadcast Systems and is a tight fisted Finance Controller.

We take great pleasure in welcoming her back to the Benchmark family!

June 20, 2016: Benchmark incorporates local entity in Manila; gets closer to customers in the Philippines!

Singapore — June 20, 2016: Benchmark Broadcast Systems (S) Pte. Ltd., a leading broadcast Systems Integrator headquartered in Singapore, announced today the establishment of a new entity in the Philippines. This is the most recent expansion of Benchmark’s presence in South East Asia. Matt Ashe, Principal Engineer, will lead the company's effort to serve customers in the Philippines’ growing market for digital transformation of broadcast technologies.

With several broadcasters in the region investing in emerging technologies including Digital Terrestrial Television, WhiteSpace, OTT and TV over IP, closer interaction with the customer is essential. Ashish Mukherjee, CEO, remarked: “Benchmark’s proven abilities in seamless Systems Integration of existing facilities with the new technologies will be more accessible to regional broadcasters because of our proximity to them”.

May 30, 2016: New Application Notes available for download!

Three New Application Notes/Case Studies are available for download now!

  • OTT Ad Insertion Application Note.
  • Master Systems Integrator Case Study.
  • DTT/WhiteSpace Tech Brief.

To download click here:

Benchmark integrates End-to-End Monitoring System for NXT Digital’s HITS service

Singapore, November 24, 2015: NXT Digital has chosen Benchmark Broadcast Systems as the System Integrator for the integration and commissioning of the End-to-End Monitoring System for their recently launched HITS service

NXT Digital

The system installed and commissioned by Benchmark includes:

  • Sources and Off-air monitoring of more than 500 Free to Air and Pay TV channels
  • Monitoring of 10 TV and 5 Radio channels broadcast from their facility

The system has been designed with ease of use and 24X7 operations as the primary considerations while meeting the capacity required for the monitoring. Appropriate redundancy has been built-in to the design to ensure high availability.

The splitters, analysers and multiviewers used in the facility are seamlessly linked through network switches and use a Network Management System as the backbone of the solution. This enables constant checking of all parameters and any deviations are immediately brought to the attention of the operators through visual, audio and email alerts. There is also a talkback intercom system linking the major operational areas of the facility enabling rapid communication across various functional departments.

The Penalty Box solution gives a complete visual capability for operators to see signals that are having issues like video missing, audio missing, video freeze, silent, or black. This helps them to drill down to the source of the problem and fix the root cause quickly.

All the audio monitoring solutions in the implementation are capable of monitoring mono, stereo, or Dolby 5.1 audio across the facility. These units also support multiple audio channels in the same embedded signal and can listen to them as separate audio channels as well.

About NXTDIGITAL:

NXTDIGITAL, promoted by the Hinduja Group, is the 2nd HITS (Head-in-the-sky) service in India. The service will supply MSOs and LCOs with over 300 cable channels, and help drive the conversion of India’s cable industry from analog to digital mode, bringing in better quality, reliability and a host of services in the future.

Benchmark works with UBA for the successful TV production of first Professional Basketball season in India

Singapore, September 25, 2015: Universal Basketball Alliance (UBA), a next-generation sports branding company based out of Pune, India had awarded the full TV Production Engineering from Concept to Commissioning, to Benchmark Broadcast Systems, in order to launch the first Professional Basketball season in India.

Universal Baketball Alliance The groundwork needed before the game day was really the most important part of this Season. Deciding on and installing cameras at specific locations in the stadium is quite a complex task as the cameras had to be unobtrusive to the players and yet be able to catch all the live action as close as possible. There were 6 cameras placed in the stadium, installed, tested and ready to go for operations before the match started. In addition to the cameras, several other equipment (including video switchers, instant replay, Audio Mixers, Video routers, graphics and microphones) needed to be integrated and trials run to make sure they were working as desired.

There is nothing quite like curling up on the couch on a nice weekend afternoon and enjoying a little sports on the television. The next best thing is to work in live sports production, especially if you’ve ever wanted to be close to the action. Just like Santa Claus has to work on Christmas, the Benchmark team spent their weekend hard at work ensuring that the UBA team was able to record live from the start.

The whole production needed to be synchronized with the action on the field, the live commentary and action replay. Time was of a critical nature in the installation. The Benchmark team rose to the occasion and working with the UBA team of Steven Graham and Rob Libop, made sure that the installation was completed on-time so that the matches could be recorded from the word “Roll”. The matches are being telecast at Ten Sports, Ten HD and Ten Action.

Ms.Sunday Zeller, Founder and Co-CEO of EFLI says: “Special thanks to the outstanding production team at Benchmark for their support and effort to create an outstanding product to be viewed in every home throughout India. Thanks, especially, for embracing the conceptual foundation of the league by seamlessly working with team USA as one united”.

Matt Ashe appointed Principal Engineer

Singapore, August 06, 2015: Benchmark Broadcast Systems are pleased to announce further strengthening of the company’s unique solutions capabilities with the appointment of Matt Ashe as Principal Engineer.

Mathew Ashe Matt is a veteran broadcast professional with more than 28 years of experience in a variety of operational roles, covering a wide range of technologies from satellite systems to microwave and cable networks.

Before joining Benchmark, he was Sales Director/Solutions Architect for International Datacasting, a global leader in digital content distribution for the world’s premier broadcasters.

Matt has in-depth experience in a number of roles including Systems Integration, Project Management, Solutions Architecture and General Management. His multi-faceted experience, garnered by having worked on both sides of the table, has endowed him with a unique perspective of the media and telecommunications industries.

Matt’s experience and expertise in the media and telecommunications industries will help Benchmark design innovative and cost effective solutions. Solutions that will enable our customers – the broadcasters and telecom operators – to take the lead in the emerging digital landscape by increasing operational efficiency through advanced system implementations and cutting-edge technologies.

End-to-End OTT integration

Singapore, August 03, 2015: Benchmark Broadcast Systems are pleased to announce that we now offer complete solutions and systems integration for Over-The-Top (OTT) content delivery. For more information, please see our newsletter here.

To view / download a pdf, please click here.

Rahul Kulshreshtha appointed Principal Architect

Singapore, June 2, 2015: Benchmark Broadcast Systems are pleased to announce an appointment that strengthens the company’s unique solutions capabilities.

Rahul Kulsheshtra Rahul Kulshreshtha has been appointed as the Principal Architect of Benchmark Broadcast Systems. Rahul is a versatile and creative senior broadcast professional with about 30 years of extensive experience in the technology and operations of broadcast companies.

Before joining Benchmark, he was Senior VP – Technology & Operations at TV Today Networks, a part of the India Today group, a leading news house based in the Greater Delhi region of India.

In addition to spearheading Operations and Technology at TV Today, Rahul has also worked for Television18 and other broadcasters in senior executive positions. Rahul has, in his long career, also produced national and international award winning documentaries and films and commercials for corporates.

Rahul’s experience and depth of knowledge of broadcast and editorial operations will help Benchmark to augment their solutions portfolio to help broadcasters increase their operational efficiency and keep up with the latest technologies.

TV5

Singapore, December 26, 2014: And as the year draws to a close, here’s a link to some kudos from TV5, Manila, Philippines!

StarHub

Singapore, December 18, 2014: We are extremely pleased to announce that we have been selected to upgrade and expand StarHub Cable Vision's existing infrastructure. For more details, please click here.

MediaCorp NRCS

Singapore, November 12, 2014: We are proud to announce that we have been awarded the supply, installation and integration of the Octopus newsroom system for MediaCorp, Singapore. Centred on OCTOPUS Newsroom’s Octopus7, this new system will cater to the production of news and is expected to go on-Air in 2015.

For more details, please click here.


 

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