Berlin, Germany (September 5, 2012)—TV Nova, the biggest commercial television station in the Czech Republic, has installed Junger Audio's Level Magic technology in order to comply with loudness recommendations.
The Prague-based station, which began broadcasting in 1994, is now owned by Central European Media Enterprises (CME). It reaches 98 percent of the country's population of 10.2 million and provides a program mix that includes its own fiction and non-fiction productions, foreign acquisitions, entertainment shows and news. In 2008, Nova Group began broadcasting in High Definition via its Nova HD and Nova Sport HD channels. It also has a strong internet presence. It is now broadcasting five FTA channels and two online channels.
Nova Group initially invested in 10 Junger Audio frame-based C8086 Level Magic, which were installed across four of its broadcasting channels. This summer, the broadcaster undertook an upgrade of its loudness processing systems by installing Junger Audio's new C8086+ 8ch Level Magic II modules with R128 loudness processing. This means it can now comply with all current loudness recommendations.
Josef Uher, technical director of Nova Group, says, "It is clear to us that the decision to switch to Junger Audio's Level Magic audio processing was the right one."
Luk·ö Kobl, broadcast maintenance manager, Nova Group, adds: "Level Magic provides a safe algorithm for controlling audio level and is functionally very reliable. Our engineers are very pleased with the performance of these units and with their overall sound quality."
Junger Audio's Czech distributor Mediatronik supplied and installed Nova Group's Level Magic system.