Las Vegas, NV (April 18, 2007)–QVC Local, Inc., a subsidiary of QVC, Inc., has selected a Calrec Omega with Bluefin audio console for a new remote production vehicle that is debuting at NAB2007 in Las Vegas this week, before embarking on its nationwide odyssey this summer.
The Omega console will be pressed into service with the debut of QVC Local’s new 48-foot, single-expanding production truck. The new truck will continue the legacy of remote productions for the company, which has executed more than 820 remotes, covering more than 800,000 miles, from locations as diverse as Anchorage, Alaska; Key West, FL; Paradise Island, Bahamas; and Honolulu, HI.
QVC already employs two Calrec Zeta audio consoles in its Studio Park facility and a Sigma in its United Kingdom operation. The QVC Local’s new Omega console has 160 channel processing paths packaged as 48 stereo, plus 64 mono channels.
Headquartered at the Studio Park complex in West Chester, PA, QVC broadcasts live via cable and satellite 24/7, 364 days a year, to more than 160 million homes worldwide. In 2006, QVC celebrated 20 years on the air.
“The positive impact that the Zeta and Sigma consoles have had on our operations in the U.S. and U.K. prompted our decision to integrate Calrec’s Omega console into the new production vehicle,” said Angie Simmons, QVC’s Senior Vice President of Broadcasting and TV Sales. “We look forward to the next level of operation that Bluefin’s high-density signal-processing capability, exceptional quality, and ease of use will provide to our remote productions team.”