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dB Broadcast Completes New TV Studio
for Berkeley Studios International
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B Broadcast, the UK's leading
broadcast systems integrator, has
delivered a new fully equipped studio
for Berkeley Studios International (BSI)
at their Park Royal site in London. BSI
now has an expanded capacity and
a greater range of services available
for hire as well as for use by pan-Arab
news channel Alghad TV.
While installation of the system took
place, day-to-day transmissions were
still on air, with both live programming
and rehearsals taking place, so dB
Broadcast and BSI meticulously
planned work-arounds to avoid
disruption.
The project required new ways of
working, coming as it did at the height
of the coronavirus lockdown, and
posing a unique set of challenges for
the dB Broadcast and client teams to
overcome.
The requirement for a fast project
turnaround, combined with heightened
hygiene
and
social
distancing
considerations, meant that dB

Broadcast utilised its inhouse prefabrication and
configuration facilities - an
approach that has proved
successful in the past albeit with a reduced team
working safely.
Throughout 2020, dB
Broadcast avoided putting
the majority of its staff on
furlough, instead adopting
safe working procedures
at its new HQ in Cambridgeshire. At
the client site, face to face contact
with BSI was significantly reduced,
and separate entrances and exits
were utilised at their studios for
dB Broadcast use. In one instance,
members of the same family were
able to work together in a bubble
on overnight cross-site cabling
installation to minimise contact still
further!
Expansion of the BSI facilities
centred on the creation of a new studio
with four HD camera systems and

lenses, 19ft jib crane and prompting
system, plus a Production Control
Room with 9m control desk and
monitoring stack, and Sound Control
Room with 36 fader mixer and two
Edit Suites. The existing router also

needed to be upgraded
and re-programmed, which
dB Broadcast facilitated
via remote access with the
router manufacturer.
" Once again, dB has
delivered an impressive
result, and this time in very
difficult circumstances " , said
Mahadev Bhutavale, Head of
Technical at BSI.
" We are delighted to have
shown that important projects can still
be delivered on time, despite having to
develop and work to new COVID-safe
working practices " , said Graham Pearl,
Operations Director at dB Broadcast.
" Our strong relationships with the
team at BSI and all the individual
equipment suppliers was key to
producing such a positive outcome. "
This was the second expansion for
BSI: in 2019, dB Broadcast managed
the construction of an interactive news
and current affairs facility at Park
Royal.

ATG Danmon Completes New Broadcast
TV Production Facilities
A

TG Danmon has announced the
completion of new broadcast
television production facilities for one
of the largest and longest established
global news agencies. The project
included the design and integration
of two new studios plus associated
galleries and a master control room.
" This assignment coincided with a
relocation to new premises in London's
Canary Wharf financial hub, " says ATG
Danmon Managing Director Russell
Peirson-Hagger pictured. " The new
studios form the UK core of a global
service the agency offers to television
and radio broadcasters in addition
to its role as an international news
provider. We partnered closely with
the studio management team from the
initial design phase through to system
completion, testing and staff training.
Cable prefabrication was performed
at our Letchworth headquarters prior
to the onsite build. New equipment
installed included power-efficient
LED lighting, Ross routing and RTS

talkback. We also integrated cameras
from the agency's former location. "  
" We have installed a 12G SDI routing
core which is configured for HD but
can also handle UHD if required at
any time in the future, " adds ATG
Danmon Head of Systems Integration
Jonathan Hughes. " At its core are a
latest-generation Ross Ultrix router
and Ross Carbonite Ultra vision
mixer which we recommended to
replace ageing third-party equipment.
Representatives from the agency came
with us to Ross Video's UK facility in
Reading and were greatly impressed
by the demonstration. Carbonite is an
HDR-capable 3 M/E UHD mixer with
a versatile control panel and a very
compact processor. We have also
upgraded the graphics and character
generation to a Ross XPression which
supports perspective-based image
manipulation and real-time animation.
This includes a MOS software gateway
with an offline render engine. "  
Audio
infrastructure
includes

Dante
audio-over-IP
networking which ATG
Danmon recommended
and integrated. This is
bridged to the Ultrix
router which performs
the embedding and distribution
switching. ATG Danmon upgraded the
intercom system to an RTS Odin which
can handle up to 128 ports in a single 1
U chassis with support for up to eight
such units.    
Being very news focused, the agency
has many incoming audio contribution
feeds so ATG Danmon integrated a
SIP-based server from Broadcast
Bionics with Dante emerging from the
other side. This is currently configured
for eight lines which are used for IFB
talkback and contribution to live on-air
shows. 
For the Studio A gallery, ATG
Danmon integrated a main production
desk with an embedded Ross Carbonite
Ultra. Behind this is a journalist desk
with Avid iNews terminals and Autocue

teleprompt control. Both desks face a
wall-mounted array of NEC UHD video
monitors in multiscreen configuration.
A desk with an integrated Allen &
Heath audio mixer was also populated
and connected into the system. This
faces a NEC multi-screen monitor. 
Studio B is the smaller of the two
studios. For its production gallery,
ATG Danmon integrated a desk
equipped for graphics, vision mixing,
newsroom-computer and Panasonic
robotic camera control. An audio mixer
is located on the right. The monitor
wall display has essentially the same
configuration as that in the Studio A
production gallery. 
The project was
completed on schedule
and within budget. 


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