Client: Oromia Radio and Television Organization (ORTO)
Implementation: 2013

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The client’s challenge

Oromia Radio and Television Organization (ORTO) is the Mass Media Organization of the Oromia Regional State Government in Ethiopia. It operates one free-to-air Radio Station and one free-to-air Television Station, Oromia TV (ORTV). Base in Adama, ORTV has been on-air since 2006, providing a mix of regional news and entertainment programming.

In 2012, ORTO held an international tender to purchase equipment and services for new HD Studio facilities as part of the national analog to digital migration program.

The PBS Solution

ORTV awarded PBS the contract to design, supply and build three systems as part of the new HD production facilities: a studio, production control and portable production system with Outside Broadcast capability.

Our experienced team of solution architects and systems engineers designed and deployed a multi-vendor solution supporting a mix of SD and HD operations, integrating with existing SD systems and new file-based infrastructure from another vendor. From system design, equipment specification and procurement, system pre-fabrication and on-site installation to commissioning and training, PBS provided end-to-end project management of the system, ensuring for peace of mind for the client.