Prague, Czech Republic (January 25, 2009)--Czech commercial TV station TV Nova recently commissioned a Studer Vista 5 console in its new production center, where it is mainly used for recording to a Pro Tools system via MADI.
The new Vista 5 has a SCore matrix configured 282-in/192-out (including 64-channel MADI), 88 channels, 46 busses and 13 shared processes. Its remote location (800 meters away in another complex) with optical fiber connectivity in place, opens up plans for resource sharing via Studer's RELINK system in the New Year.
Through 15 years of operation, TV Nova has grown to become the biggest private TV station in the Czech Republic. Nova has also pioneered new advanced technologies with the help of AudiTech, Studer's Prague-based distributor. "Whenever a new Studer model or innovative solution is introduced, TV Nova will be the first customer we approach," says AudiTech director, Libor Havlicek. "The station's young team--both technical support and sound engineer personnel--are always willing to invest their efforts."
It was this that drove the sale of the first Vista 6 (serial no. 0002) six years ago. This oldest broadcast and production console remains in use on News Center 2 on the paid-for Nova Sport channel. Configured with 80 I/O, 46 channels and 27 busses, its primary use is live on-air application and recording.
The flagship of TV Nova is the Vista 8, delivered as a part of a turnkey solution to News Center 1 by TLS studio house (with commissioning and after-sales support handled locally). This system comprises 160-in/138-out, 98 channels, 48 busses and 10 shared processes. The console is used for live news in primetime on the main TV Nova channel, live morning show and many other news-related production tasks.
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