ATG Broadcast carries out Studio Three upgrade at Television Centre

Date: 23/09/2011
ATG Broadcast carries out Studio Three upgrade at Television Centre

ATG Broadcast is working in partnership with BBC Studios and Post Production to deliver a major upgrade of Studio Three at Television Centre in London. Studio Three is being converted from standard definition to 1080 50p high definition, becoming the fifth permanent HD studio at Television Centre.  

 

This project is comparable with the Studio Six upgrade which we completed at Television Centre in September 2010, comments ATG Broadcast Managing Director Graham Day. "A crucial element of both operations was the need to install, fully test and commission the system in August when the studios activity is lighter than during the rest of the year. Work on the new infrastructure commenced 23 July for scheduled completion in early September. 

 

The upgraded system will be fully equipped for 3 gigabit/s HD-SDI operation, adds ATG Broadcast Projects Manager Dave Whitaker. "The main vision mixer will have fibre-optic feeds from Sony HDC 1500 cameras. Other infrastructure being incorporated includes a Snell Cygnus router, Crystal Vision signal converters and additional glue equipment. Several of the existing production control desks are being modified to incorporate additional equipment panels. We are also reworking some of the Custom Consoles LCD-panel monitor stacks. 

 

With the completion of this refurbishment, BBC Studios and Post Production will have five fully integrated HD studios at Television Centre. It can also deliver HD from all other studios using HD flyaway equipment, including a vision mixer, up and down conversion equipment, monitoring and a bespoke transportable bay which acts as the heart of any temporary upgrades.  

 

"With BBC One HD and ITV HD now fully up and running, customer demand for HD production facilities is increasing," comments Craig White, BBC Studios and Post Productions Head of New Business and Entertainment. The investment in 1080 50p for Studio Six last year and now Studio Three enables both to handle all current HD broadcast formats.  

 

Studio Three is operated by BBC Studios and Post Production, a wholly-owned commercial subsidiary of the BBC. See www.bbcstudiosandpostproduction.com   

 

About ATG Broadcast   

 

ATG Broadcast (www.atgbroadcast.com) is one of the world's most successful providers of highend reliable and easy-to-operate integrated systems for broadcasters and programme makers alike. Active in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, the company is part of the Dan Technologies Group which operates from offices in Britain, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Vietnam.   

 

ATG Broadcast's engineering skills extend from front-end studio systems to transmission-based systems for multiple deployment platforms. ATG Broadcast offers a comprehensive portfolio of services including workflow design, project planning, equipment installation, software configuration, commissioning, documentation and on-site training.   

 

ATG Broadcast is part of Dan Technologies' Group, one of Europe's leading suppliers of audio, video, transmission products and digital media solutions.   

    

The Dan Technologies Systems Integration Division covers a wide spectrum of operations ranging from designing, installing and commissioning studios, playout centres, news-rooms and satellite systems to providing the complete infrastructure of television and radio stations for major broadcasters and service providers worldwide. The Systems Integration Division operates internationally from offices in Scandinavia, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.   

 

www.atgbroadcast.co.uk 




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