Milan, Italy (August 17, 2010)–Two broadcast studios designed and installed by integrators TSL for QVC Inc. in Italy each incorporate 32-fader Studer Vista 5 production consoles.
QVC Inc., the home-shopping channel broadcaster owned by Liberty Media Corp., will start a service in Italy for on-air launch at the beginning of October. Experienced Berkshire-based broadcast integrators, TSL, won the competitive tender to design and install a broadcast system, with audio mixing based around two Studer Vista 5 32-fader production consoles with SCore Live and D21 I/O extension frames installed in the two identically-configured live studio control rooms and central technical area.
TSL has a long history of specifying Studer Vista consoles, and its audio applications manager, Martin Dyster, said that in this instance, the desks were chosen for their compact form factor, the familiarity that QVC’s newly-recruited sound engineers already had with the Studer topology, and the comfort the client was given in knowing that Studer’s Italian distributors, Audio Pro Group (APG), were based a short distance away in the event of a fast response being required.
In the end, the choice of console had come from QVC. “There was a strong feeling that they favored Studer and we certainly had no problem with that as we have specified Studer many times in the past,” said Dyster. “It was an easy and obvious decision to make as the Vista 5 fits the budget and delivers a lot of bang for the buck.”
He added that QVC also liked the desk architecture and the overall compact package, “while from our point of view, we didn’t have the luxury of building large sound control rooms!”
The QVC project includes two large, identically configured studio production and control setups, with up to four ancillary HD studios, as well as four edit suites.