Hendersonville, TN (November 29, 2010)--The Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) recently selected a Studer Vista 8 console as part of an HD upgrade at its Nashville production facility.
Russell Hall, TBN Nashville's station manager, explained, "We're a global broadcaster, the sixth-largest broadcaster in the world. We produce a wide range of content including Christian educational, worship, variety, music, entertainment, children's and even sitcom programming. We recognized that our existing 16-year-old analog broadcast facility could no longer meet our growing requirements, and upgrading it involved nothing less than a complete overhaul. Basically, we gutted everything and went from analog broadcast straight to HDTV."
The Trinity Broadcasting Network is the world's largest religious network and reportedly America's most-watched faith channel, reaching 104 million households worldwide.
Hall continued, "TBN had already done three HD renovations of other production centers, and we had been putting in a complicated system of audio routers. We found that the Vista 8 eliminated the need for all of that--the Vista 8 can handle all of our complex audio routing needs with capability to spare. Its touchscreen control interface is easy to use--which is especially important for live TV broadcasts--and its sound quality is excellent."
In addition to the Vista 8, TBN has outfitted seven control and edit rooms with JBL LSR4300 Series studio monitors.
"We have many facilities in one, including a 1,400-seat auditorium, a park area that's wired for outdoor shoots, and a recording studio," said Greg Malenovsky, head engineer at TBN Nashville. "So we're doing lots of different programming from lots of different places, and all I need to do with the Vista 8 is recall the settings for each show. I can reconfigure easily so everything I need for a specific shoot can be recalled. "