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South Korean cable TV company K-Baduk is launching a channel focusing on the popular ancient Asian board game Go using Cinegy software technology.

K Baduk TV 30 Nov 2017Regional and international Go matches are televised in HD across East Asia on multiple platforms, and K-Baduk wanted a system that could easily capture, edit and playout the live games.

Working with Cinegy partner Sion Media in Seoul, the cable TV operator bought multiple licences for Cinegy Air PRO and Cinegy Capture PRO for ingest and transcoding; Cinegy Desktop for real-time production with a limitless ability to import and export media to third-party non-linear editing and automation systems; Cinegy Archive, Cinegy’s media asset management hub; and Cinegy Multiviewer 12 for multichannel monitoring.

“We are very satisfied with our Cinegy solution because it has stabilised and greatly simplified our ability to capture, edit, manage and monitor our media, and play it out,” said Lim Seolah, programming team director, K-Baduk. “Cinegy software is a complete package that is far less complicated than Go itself.”

The game Go, known for its complexity, was invented in China more than 2,500 years ago and requires its two players to attempt to encircle more territory than their opponent.

Cinegy co-owner and MD Jan Weigner said: “The range of special interests that have enough popularity to gain multiplatform audiences continues to increase rapidly, and the only practical way to address those audiences is in software, where channels can be launched quickly, efficiently, and professionally for a limited time, indefinitely, or permanently with little or no financial risk.

“We are delighted that K-Baduk has been able to take advantage of Cinegy software and feel certain they will find new ways to exploit its power as their commercial requirements and broadcast operations expand.”