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BFM Business Video Wall ® ™ Uses Christie MicroTiles
NextRadioTV’s financial information channel innovates with a video wall built by TAV.
On the occasion of its television debut on TNT and to mark its new positioning within France, the financial information radio station, BFM Business (NextRadioTV group), was outfitted with an ultramodern set. A core part of the decor, the Christie® MicroTiles™ video wall reinforces the visual experience that focuses on financial information. After 10 years on the FM band, BFM became BFM Radio in order to minimise any confusion with BFM TV, a continuous news channel that is also part of the NextRadioTV group. At the end of the first half of 2010, BFM Radio was broadcasting on some thirty frequencies in France. In November of that year, BFM Radio became BFM Business, a “media outlet unlike any other in the world” according to its CEO Alain Weil. BFM Business is distributed via all ADSL TV packages and on TNT in Paris. The channel targets highlevel professionals, particularly managers. In converting its radio studio into a TV studio, the major considerations were space and cost, given as a starting point a 60 sq m studio located in the information radio station, the challenge was to add a “TV layer” highlighting the presenters and financial information through the on-air look, which is a real added value for the channel. Among the goals laid out for the BFM Business visual environment was that it should model some of the foreign financial channels, that is, use a view of the editorial area as part of the decor, and, at the same time, use a video wall behind the presenter to The BFM Business set with the Christie® MicroTiles™ video wall broadcast stock prices in real time available to the technical director and DLP technologies produce along with assorted video and of the NextRadioTV group, but images with saturated colours graphics. this solution also came with some and a viewing angle of nearly 125 “To create this kind of video unacceptable characteristics: too degrees,” said Espinet. wall, several technologies were deep, compared to the area of the This is quite an important feature available to us, each with its studio; too noisy given the sound when the intended use is on a specific features and, of course, environment; too time-consuming television set with a video wall that limitations,” said Philippe Espinet. in terms of maintenance (reliability, has to be effective regardless of “As an initial choice, we had the colour calibration, colour drift, the camera positions. option of putting together LCD or etc.) “At the same time, the texture of Espinet said: “The solution to the image has a natural look, and this problem was proposed by TAV, not digital. That’s a bonus in my the Christie MicroTiles distributor eyes. We send the display a full HD who installed the solution in our signal without any pixelation. Over studio.” an area of 11 sq m with a base of Madec Julien, Sales Director for 4.6m, the output is exceptional.” TAV, said: “When BFM Business The 88 Christie MicroTiles that explained their circumstances, we are used on the BFM Business set told Philippe Espinet he should form a screen with an aspect ratio of look at Christie MicroTiles and 16/9, which means that the images we set up a demonstration of the and computer graphics created Christie solution at our facility.” for broadcast can be used on the It’s a solution that overcomes MicroTiles and switched freely. In the restrictions required by the addition, the HD SDI signal from channel’s set: the solution must the control room is converted to produce very little noise, little heat, DVI to feed the Christie MicroTiles be fairly shallow, require virtually ECUs (External Control Units). plasma screens. But given the size no maintenance and have very low The Christie MicroTiles were of the area to cover (11 sq m) and energy consumption like LED and installed on the BFM Business the extensive use throughout the DLP technologies. In addition, the set soon after the order was day, there was a risk of the display video wall should have a lifespan placed. “We were able to rely becoming marked after some time of about seven-and-a-half years of on the responsiveness of both and, in addition, the installation’s 24 hr/day operation and automatic Christie and TAV in order to lifetime would be limited to just calibration. complete the installation of the two years. So we eliminated this “I was quite impressed by Christie MicroTiles thanks to option.” this product, which met all my their remarkable support, both A second option was rear expectations. As for colour technical and advisory.” concluded projection cubes which were reproduction and illumination, LED Espinet.

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middle of the BFM Business editorial offices. “Contrary to our continuous news channel, BFM TV, we chose a “real” rather than a “virtual” decor, which generates additional operating costs because it requires additional staff,” said Philippe Espinet, CTO of the NextRadioTV group. With BFM Business, which is still on the air as a business and financial


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