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Audio Mixing Desks cont'd...

TV sound supervisor, Rob Ashard relies
on Allen & Heath's SQ series

Ashard, who has previously worked
on shows including Ant & Dec's
Saturday Night Takeaway and The
Graham Norton Show, chose an SQ-5
- along with a Dante card and DX168
Expander for remote I/O - specifically
for his work on smaller-scaled
productions, where space can often be
at a premium.
"Every now and then a TV show
comes along where you can't park
a big TV Outside Broadcast unit and
the technical team build the facilities
into a smaller room, or rooms, at the
location and assemble a load of flightcased gear on tables, so I needed
something powerful but with a small

uptake of 4K/UHD and IP operation.
The audio console has been installed
in CCTV's No.8 Studio
in Beijing by systems
integrator, the NDT
Group.
"The renovation of
CCTV's 800m² Studio
audio
system
was
handled by our longterm partner NDT, and
finished mid-January
2019,"
says
Lawo
CCTV in China is the country's first to use Lawo's flagship System Engineer Sam
mc²96 Grand Production Console Zhang. "As soon as
footprint," Ashard explains.
it was finished, it was given a major
"A year ago, the SQ series caught mission - broadcasting the CCTV Spring
my eye, and I found myself watching Festival Gala, which is the largest live
every YouTube clip and finding out show on Chinese New Year's Eve, with
everything I could online. The SQ 1.3 billion watching. The 800m² Studio
mixer itself has been even better than produced the 4K/UHD signal; the first
I imagined. It feels like a much bigger time the Spring Festival Gala has been
and more expensive console, just broadcast in 4K. The new system did
scaled down."
the job perfectly."
Grand Production Mission
On the other side of the globe, the
largest TV broadcaster in China is now
also the country's first to use Lawo's
flagship mc²96 Grand Production
Console - part of China Central
Television's (CCTV) swift and ambitious

IBC Developments
Finally,
next
month's IBC will
feature a number
of
new
console
developments
on
show for the first time. Among these

will be Calrec's VP2 virtualised mixing
system. VP2 has no physical control
surface and utilises Calrec's Assist
software for setup and control. VP2's
4U core comes in three DSP sizes;
128, 180 and 240-input channels,
and incorporates Calrec's powerful
Hydra2 networking solution. Calrec
Serial Control Protocol (CSCP) allows
the audio console to be completely
controlled by an automation system.
VP2 enables the station to reap
many of the benefits of using a Calrec
console, but without a physical control
surface. Control and setup are via
Calrec's Assist software, which can
be accessed from multiple locations
through a web-browser. The technical
director/operator can be given basic
control functions, whereas an engineer
can delve deeper to fine-tune the setup
or recall different setups as needed.
Interesting times ahead.

Calrec's VP2 virtualised mixing system
will be shown at IBC2019

TV5 Network's New Game Plan

P

art of MediaQuest Holdings, TV5
Network Inc. has been consistently
rated as one of the top three free-to-air
broadcasters in the Philippines.
Dubbed the Kapatid Network (Sibling
in Filipino), the network was originally
called
Associated
Broadcasting
Corporation (ABC was formed in 1960).
ABC was rebranded as TV5 Network
in 2008. As part of the rebrand, the
network launched its new slogan called
"Get It On 5!" This also coincided with
its five-brand strategy which consists
of News 5 (News), ESPN5 (Sports), On5
(Entertainment and other content), D5
Studio (Digital) and the newly-revived
Studio5 (Films and Originals).
To reach out to a wider audience
especially in the rural areas,
Phillipine3's TV5 mapped out
a new strategy. It actively
collaborated with other TV
networks, partnered international
content providers as well as
opened new TV channels.
It also embarked on an upgrading
programme as the country made
its transition from analogue to
digital. In 2015, it opened the TV5

Media Centre in Mandaluyong to house
all its TV studios and radio stations.
A big focus for TV5 is sports. With its
tie-up with ESPN, TV5 aims to give
sports lovers in the Philippines the
best of two worlds - international and
local coverage.
"TV5 hosts the Philippine edition
of ESPN," a spokesperson for TV5
Network Inc highlighted. "Our
dedicated ESPN5 channel carries
international sports as well as popular
local sports like Philippines Basketball
Association
games,
Philippines
SuperLiga, GILAS and boxing among
others."
Part of the OB van set-up is Sony's
PWS-4500 live production server

"To help us enhance our local
sports coverage we have acquired
Sony's HDC-4300 4K/HD System
Camera. We have teamed this
up with the PWS-4500 live
production server by Sony which
is part of our OB van set-up."
TV5 acquired a range of IPenabled 4K/HD products to
enhance its sports coverage from
its OB vans.
This winning combination came
about after extensive trials. "Sony

Sony's HDC-4300 4K/HD system camera

is globally recognised as a major
player in sports coverage. Their proven
credentials and well-designed products
gave us the confidence to invest in new
equipment for our sports channel."
"The learning curve with the new Sony
equipment was very short. This really
helped us hit the ground running. The
ultimate feedback is from our viewers.
They love the quality of our enhanced
HD coverage. We've transported them
to the stadium."


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