Election Results, Sets, Graphics

Election Results, Sets, Graphics

From graphics design to set design, from workflows to software development, from conducting training to conceptualising shoots for various documentaries and feature stories, from live results on TV to Web and Mobile plus social media analytics - NDTV Worldwide conceptualised, organised and managed the biggest-ever election coverage for Astro Awani, Malaysia.

Overview

NDTV’s Solution

To begin with NDTV Worldwide undertook the mammoth task of gathering all the historical data of the Malaysian General Elections held in 2004 and 2008, thus making Astro Awani THE place for elections in Malaysia, with one of the largest historical databases. In addition to that, NDTV Worldwide helped in collating demographic data for the entire country, which helped Astro Awani expand its election coverage and do a more in-depth election analysis than anyone else.

NDTV’s Solution
What Was Unique

What Was Unique

Our editorial, technology and operations team undertook the challenging task of executing the live election coverage from another site, All Asia Broadcast Centre (AABC), a setup some distance away from Astro Awani, where the parent company and their studios were situated. This meant that the various components like the Newsroom Computer System (NRCS), graphics platforms, editing machines and their central storage etc, were all extended to the remote location and used successfully on election day

What Was Unique
Key Challenges

Key Challenges

One of the biggest challenges was to extend the NRCS, graphics and network from Astro Awani to AABC. NDTV’s team did multiple 'proof of concepts' to ensure that there are no latencies or delays in operating from AABC while the main systems remained in Astro Awani.
Collating and verifying the elections and demographics data for the entire country was another task that NDTV Worldwide supervised.