China (August 17, 2007) — Radio broadcasters across China are turning increasingly to Studer’s OnAir Series of digital broadcast consoles; new OnAir 1000 and 2000 desks have recently been delivered to Sichuan Radio, Foshan Radio, Shunde Radio and Bao’an Radio.
Four of these installations are in newly built studios for daily live broadcast. Sichuan Radio will be using its OnAir 1000 and 2000 consoles for news and music. The three other regional stations–Foshan, Shunde and Bao’an–have all purchased OnAir 2000 models for their performance in a daily on-air application.
Furthermore, the Wuxi Media Group has chosen two OnAir 2000 Modulo consoles for its newly refurbished studios. Broadcasting news on AM and FM, the Wuxi studio has chosen to upgrade to digital for the first time with Studer.
According to Studer importer ACE International, the acceptance of Studer’s digital technology is matched in television broadcast circles. The Shanghai TV News Channel, part of the Shanghai Media Group, is upgrading its main news studio to digital audio by installing a Studer OnAir 3000 console. This same model has been chosen by CCTV Central China for a 1000-square-foot studio in Beijing.
“One of our best clients is Beijing Radio,” explains ACE’s Rico Fung. “They have a long history with Studer, using all the OnAir Series consoles and Vista 7. Currently they are building new television studios, and these will be equipped with two Vista 5 digital consoles for live broadcast and program production.”