London, UK (September 21, 2009)--Studer has won a contract from the BBC to deliver approximately 85 OnAir digital audio mixing consoles over the next two years.
Some of the consoles will be deployed in the second phase of the rebuilding of the Portland Place London HQ, where more than 50 studios are to be built for use by the BBC's World Service and News divisions. In 2005, four Vista consoles were installed for the larger radio production drama studios as part of the first phase of the project; this new agreement extends the corporation's use of Studer consoles in London.
In addition, at the new MediaCityUK broadcast center in Manchester, the BBC will be installing 25 OnAir consoles to provide digital studios for the Corporation's domestic radio services, such as BBC 5 Live.
Studer, a unit of Harman International Industries, Inc.