Hebden Bridge, U.K. (August 27, 2008)–Token Creek Mobile Television Inc. is installing a 56-fader Calrec Omega console in its Hiawatha OB truck, which is being upgraded to all-HD operation. A sister truck, Varsity, already carries a Calrec Sigma with Bluefin console, which was purchased in 2007.
“More and more clients are demanding HD,” said Steve Sontag, Token Creek engineer. “We are a small company, but even with a small budget, we try to stay ahead of the competition. We were able to do that with the affordable and powerful Calrec console. Clients recognize that it signifies high quality, and it’s no exaggeration to say it helps us sell the truck.”
Based near Madison, WI, Token Creek Mobile Television operates a fleet of three remote broadcasting units deployed to cover sports and entertainment productions nationwide. Hiawatha is a 53-foot straight-sided truck, built as an SDI unit four years ago with an eventual upgrade to HD factored into the design. Work on the HD refurbishment began at Token Creek’s own shop in June and was completed on schedule in August. The upgraded Hiawatha truck is set to see its first action in Green Bay, WI, broadcasting a preseason NFL game between the hometown Packers and the Tennessee Titans.