The popular television series, Generations, will make history on Monday 19 September 2011, at 20:30, by becoming the very 1st television show in Mzansi to broadcast in a tapeless environment.
Viewers will experience the wonders of modern technology when this popular soapie by far moves away from utilizing the current tape-based VTM Machines to a server-based mode of transmission which requires no tapes.
The immediate benefit to the viewer at home will be a more enhanced picture quality that is crisp, clearer and has depth. The background to the images beamed will be more pronounced, sharp and focused.
The tapeless technology is aimed at ultimately addressing the challenges posed by common transmission problems our viewers have been experiencing.
The following are some of the recurring transmission problems experienced with the current tape-based system:
- Picture and sound quality degenerates as the tape is replayed.
- Tapes often snap in the middle of broadcast
- Tapes spooling during transmission
The tapeless environment will eliminate such technical problems and thus provide the viewers with a more pleasant viewing experience.
The channel’s aim is to expand the tapeless transmission scenario to cover every single title on our schedule.
“As part of the schedule improvements in October, we are continually looking for ways to improve on the services we provide to our viewers. We are excited with the new tapeless technology and the impact it will have on the quality of the material we transmit,” says Vukile Madlala, SABC1 Publicity Manager.
“The introduction of the new tapeless technology re-enforces SABC1 as being the authority when it comes to staying on the cutting edge of local content and delivering it.”
Watch this space for more exciting developments on SABC1 Mzansi Fo Sho!