imgRastatt, Germany (January 22, 2014)—Russia’s RT television network has equipped its new Moscow studio complex for HD transmission, including the addition of numerous Lawo production consoles.

The project got underway in November 2011 under contractor OKNO-TV, with Lawo subsequently being recruited to provide the heart of the audio infrastructure.

The broadcaster had been using Lawo zirkon consoles for production duties at its old facility and is now using six Lawo mc?66 MkII main on-air/production consoles and three crystal desks for voiceover work, along with a Lawo Nova73 HD as its central I/O routing matrix and seven mxGUI servers providing additional remote GUIs.

“Our choice of Lawo mc?66/Nova73HD combination was because it allowed us to realize our vision of ultra-reliable audio in complex multi-program, round-the-clock news broadcasting,’ says Alexander Kolosov, Head of Phonics at RT. “A big plus is that the mc?/Nova73 HD system provides non-problematic expansion. Our operational experience of the final set of six mc?66 MkII panels and the central matrix Nova73HD proved to us that the promises made by Lawo are consistent with the real requirements of our complex.”