Acquisition

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Kitting out Hedgehog OBs B roadcast production company Hedgehog has built the first high definition outside broadcast truck in the Lebanon. The Beirut based company turned to leading international distributor Argosy for most of the cables, racks, patch panels and other infrastructure. The new truck is designed to cover the complete range of sporting and cultural events, and is equipped with 14 Grass Valley cameras and a sophisticated 240-channel Calrec digital audio console. It needs to carry reels of ruggedised triax camera cables, and multi-core and digital audio cables to be rigged as required. Argosy also provided most of the cables and connectors for the internal wiring, along with patch panels and cords, and the power distribution units for each rack. As with any outside broadcast design, the engineers needed to balance minimising the weight of the installation with absolute reliability. www.argosycable.com National public broadcaster selects Litepanels T he Turkish Radio and Television Corporation, TRT, has selected a range of fixtures from LED lighting pioneer Litepanels, for its brand new studios in the company’s Ankara headquarters. The Litepanels’ equipment was selected as part of the organization’s bid to improve efficiencies in both costs and energy savings across its multiple studios. The two studios, home to the network’s rolling and hourly news programs, have recently been installed with 82 of Litepanels’ renowned 1x1 Mono daylight fixtures, together with range of 2x1 manual yokes, which mount two 1x1 fixtures side-by-side. www.vitecgroup.com Local TV licence holder chooses TriCaster M ustard TV, a winner of one of 23 local UK TV licences awarded by Ofcom, has chosen a NewTek TriCaster 8000 multi to present a different look for each programme. The studio is equipped with remote control cameras that feed into the TriCaster. The studio inputs are mixed live with pre-loaded graphics and effects, and external feeds including Skype, social media feeds and location cameras, and broadcast digitally on Freeview Channel 8. www.newtek.com