Cardiff Bay, Wales (August 12, 2014)—ITV Cymru Wales recently completed its new broadcast production facility, which features an SSL C10 compact broadcast console as the centerpiece for audio production.
The new building includes a news studio, production and sound galleries and editing, voice-over and dubbing suites. The facility is using the C10 for live news programming, including the station’s main news program, Wales at Six.
“After spending nearly 24 years at our old location, the time came to build an entirely new facility, so we chose to put our studio in the centre of the thriving political, cultural and business communities in Cardiff Bay, right next to the National Assembly for Wales,” says Steve Teague for ITV Cymru Wales.
The new build includes over 1,050 square meters of space, accommodating approximately 100 journalists and creative staff who handle all aspects of audio/video production. The HD studio produces news programs for TV, mobile and online applications.
According to James McLoughlin, audio specialist for TSL, the U.K. broadcast integrator that provided technical integration, “With the audio system being entirely MADI-centric, we needed a console that could process the vast amount of MADI I/O within the system. The C10 with redundant Blackrock processor enabled us to not only manage the required MADI signals but create a backup path for every connection. Using a fiber infrastructure, we were able to strategically position several stageboxes throughout the building to minimize cabling and create a wider system feel. The console’s external remote fader panel also allowed us to create an audio-follows-video environment for single-operator productions.”
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