Allie Gaffoor, lead audio specialist, Al Jazeera Network
Hebden Bridge, U.K. (June 29, 2015)—Al Jazeera Media Network has purchased seven Apollo digital audio consoles from Calrec Audio for its broadcast facility in Doha, Qatar.
The purchase is part of a full modernization of the Doha facility, which houses 24-hour operations for Al Jazeera's English, Arabic and Mubasher channels. The purchase marks the largest Apollo deployment in the Middle East and with it the creation of one of the world's largest Hydra2 networks.
The first Apollo console is being installed by system integrator Tek Signals and joins other Calrec consoles in Al Jazeera facilities throughout the world, including two Artemis consoles in London, three Artemis consoles in Washington, and two Artemis consoles and a Summa console in Bosnia. The remaining six Apollo consoles for Doha will be delivered throughout 2015 and will be installed as the project progresses.
Allie Gaffoor, lead audio specialist for Al Jazeera Network and the project, said, "Al Jazeera Network is a fast-paced environment with no room for error and a desire for the highest standards. Extensive research and planning is needed to ensure we install equipment to meet these demanding requirements."