Retro: Turnkey Solution

Nova TV Turnkey Solution

Take a tour inside Nova TV infrastructures and know more about BCE’s TV Turnkey engineering services.

Nova Television was established in 1994. In 2000 it became 100% property of “Antenna Bulgaria”. On July 18, 2003 Nova Television was granted a license for national airing of the channel’s program and it became the second private national TV station in the country.

CHALLENGE – Update the complete TV infrastructure

Nova TV infrastructure was working on an analogue basis. Since its creation in the early 90’s, the TV channel had not updated its technology. The TV channel did not have the appropriate material to challenge its competitors.

As a result Nova TV asked BCE not only to update the technology they used so far, but also to define the best location for their infrastructure with the best possible architectural configuration.

“Nova TV needed the best technology to be able to compete on their market. From architectural installation and building selection to their workflow improvement, we provided a complete turnkey solution.”
Jean Lampach | Head of Technical Services | BCE.

SOLUTION – Modern TV infrastructure with tapeless system

Nova TV installation uses state of the art technology that adopts any new format to a fully tapeless system, ensuring their evolution.

“The technology installed in Nova TV gives a lot of opportunities to the creative team of the television channel and this is a big premise for a step forward on the market in Bulgaria.”
Pavel Stanchev | Executive Director | NOVA TV.

A new building
BCE was in charge of the consultancy to find a new building, as their infrastructure aims at flexibility and a modern architecture.
BCE was also in charge of the management of the different yard’s actors (electricians, masons, painters, etc…). The TV channel is spread on three floors, totally interconnected.

Playout and broadcasting
BCE installed two playout rooms, one for production and another for news with a direct link to a news room. The tapeless system is networked between the playout rooms, the broadcast control room, the broadcast media ingest control and news media ingest control.

Studios and editing suites
Two studios were created for Nova TV, one for news and another for productions. Each studio is directly connected to the news and production master control rooms, allowing live events as well as a much faster completion of programs via the editing suites.

Team training
New technology means new organisation, new work-flow and new user interfaces. In order to ensure the channel launch, BCE was present during several weeks to train and follow Nova TV’s team in the use of their new installations.

“The system installed by BCE gives to our viewers a completely new experience, the quality of the picture and sound is much better. The automation of most of the procedures and the installed software gives more opportunities for more information on the screen.“
Evelina Kirilova | Program Director | NOVA TV.


BCE gave Nova TV the key to today’s TV technology, with a fully tapeless infrastructure, a flexible and easy to use system.

Nova TV has now a complete solution to produce faster and with full interactivity between the creative staff, high quality shows and news.

  • Easy upgradable for more channels
  • Flexible and easy to use system
  • Higher reactivity
  • Improved broadcasting quality
  • Staff well trained to use the new installed technology
  • Best technology from each provider & manufacturer
  • Full freedom in brand selection
  • Transparency and no hidden costs

“The training of our people was very useful, to adopt these new skills and way of working are a big advantage for Nova TV. We are very satisfied with BCE’s services and we would recommend BCE because of its extremely strict and professional way of working.”
Ivan Todorov | Manager Administration and Special projects | NOVA TV

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