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Sony Broadcast to provide broadcast solutions for Dubai 2003 forum

Sony Broadcast & Professional (MEA) has partnered with the Media Committee of Dubai 2003 to supply and install key broadcast solutions that will be used to cover the Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund.

Sony Broadcast & Professional (SB&P), Middle East and Africa (MEA) has partnered with the Media Committee of Dubai 2003 and UAE Radio and TV to supply and install key broadcast solutions that will be used to cover the Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund that is to be held in Dubai between September 20 and 24th. The multi-million dollar project is scheduled for completion later this month.

Sony Broadcast will provide the latest acquisition and production equipment that will enable the companies to record and broadcast the event. Equipment will include digital cameras, digital vision switchers, virtual studio, monitors, digital betacam VTRs to non-linear edit systems.

“We saw it as vital to be working with a professional organisation like SB&P, who gave us the assurance that we could provide the best broadcast media facilities to help meet our overall goal of hosting the most successful annual meeting to date.” says Ahmed Al Gaoud, director general, UAE Radio and TV, Dubai, and Head of Media Committee Dubai 2003.

“We are delighted to have been given the opportunity to be part of such an important international event taking place in Dubai,” says Phil Slack, director SB&P MEA. “SB&P is renowned for its design and delivery of reliable broadcast systems, meeting tight deadlines and providing additional support in terms of engineering and back up services for broadcast systems designated for specific major events.”

In addition to supplying the extensive broadcast and editing solutions, SB&P will be providing operational and maintenance support to Dubai TV and visiting broadcasters. SB&P will also give Dubai TV system training to enable them to operate the whole setup as one cohesive unit, as well as providing engineering support facilities for those broadcasters bringing their own equipment. 2,500 people from the media are expected to come to Dubai to cover the event.

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