Dubai, United Arab Emirates (February 15, 2006)–Studer’s new distributor in Dubai, GSL Electronics, has been quick to place its first console, selling a Studer 928 analog mixing desk for on-air broadcast to Dubai TV.
Dubai TV is government-owned and operated by the United Arab Emirates’ Department of Information. A pioneer in the field of satellite broadcasting in the Arab world, Dubai TV was the first station in the region to broadcast its programming via satellite to Europe and North America.
In December, Dubai TV opened a new purpose-built facility dedicated to news and sports coverage. Senior broadcast engineer Mahmoud Ibrahim reports that he and his team conducted a thorough search of all the available options on the market before finally opting for the Studer 928.
“We have a large number of desks here, both analog and digital,” says Ibrahim. “For this particular studio setup we agreed on the 928 as we felt comfortable with an analog console. We are all familiar with the architecture and it is a reliable board with fantastic power supplies. No further customization was required and our engineers were fully operational after just a single 30-minute tutorial.”