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12th September 2014

Snell gives its new Kahuna range a power boost

More power and superior value for the industry-leading switcher range

IBC2014, Booth 8.B70: Newbury, UK, September 12, 2014 – Snell, the leading innovator of broadcast technologies and services, has today announced the introduction of an all new Kahuna switcher range. Kahuna 4800, Kahuna 6400 and Kahuna 9600 offer more fire-power and flexibility than ever before and with added 4K capabilities across the entire range.

Combined with Snell’s new flexible switcher control surface, Kahuna Maverik - perfect for every type of studio and mobile programming - the Kahuna 4800/6400/9600 provides a hugely bolstered feature set, including more power for Mix Effects (M/E) functionality and enhanced DVE resize engines, enabling chroma key capabilities on all keyers and 2.5D DVE on all models in the range. The range specifics are as follows:

  • Kahuna 4800– Up to 4 M/Es, 16 keyers  
  • Kahuna 6400– Up to 12 M/Es, 24 keyers
  • Kahuna 9600– Up to 24 M/Es, 48 keyers

“These enhancements give our industry-leading switcher range even more power. The added performance and 4K capabilities ensure that our customers are able to future-proof their infrastructures and productions for whatever the future brings,” said Robert Rowe, managing director of Live TV at Snell. “Importantly, the improvements to the Kahuna range mean extra fire-power at a new affordability level.”

Further enhancements to production workflows for social media are also now supported, allowing user-generated content to be directly uploaded to the switcher’s internal store and made ready for air. For more information, please visit the Snell stand at IBC2014, 8.B70.

Megan Treacher-Evans, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, London, 0208 403 8878


About Snell:
Snell is a leading innovator in digital media technology, providing broadcasters and global media companies with a comprehensive range of solutions for creating, managing, and streamlining the distribution of content for today’s multi-screen world. Specializing in TV Everywhere and Live TV applications, Snell provides the necessary tools to transition seamlessly and cost-effectively to 4K UHDTV, file-based and 3Gbps operations, while enabling broadcasters to monetize and deliver their media assets across multiple distribution platforms. Headquartered in the UK, Snell serves more than 2000 broadcasters, post facilities, and global media companies in more than 100 countries through its worldwide team of sales and support personnel. More information is available at

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