Northvale, NJ (January 14, 2004)–Turnkey systems design and integration company, A.F. Associates, Inc. (AFA), an Ascent Media Network Services company, has been contracted by Herring Broadcasting to design and build facilities to produce and originate Wealth TV, a high-definition network scheduled to launch in the summer of 2004. Technical facilities will include HD studios, various post-production suites, digital content management, and network origination for the San Diego-based network. Major equipment will include Sony HDC930 cameras, a Sony MVS-8000 production switcher, Pinnacle servers, Harris automation, and Final Cut Pro editing systems.
“All of us at A.F. Associates are excited to be part of a start-up network that will be fully HD,” said AFA president Tom Canavan. “We are also pleased that Wealth TV immediately showcases the value of our January 1st acquisition of Sony’s Systems Integration Center. Our new resources, increased West Coast presence and industry-leading HD experience will greatly facilitate this fast track project.”
“We have great confidence in the A.F. Associates team,” said Robert Herring, Sr., president and CEO, Herring Broadcasting. “With the resources of Ascent Media and the proven technology of Sony HD, we are free to direct all of our energies into acquiring and developing the best programming possible for Wealth TV.”
Wealth TV is a lifestyles and entertainment network designed to appeal to a broad market demographics, providing a behind the scenes look into how the wealthy achieved, live, and enjoy their success. Wealth TV is launching numerous new programs in true high definition (HD) format, not up-converted.