Hilversum, Holland (May 4, 2012)—Netherlands-based broadcaster DutchView has outfitted its new DV8 OB van with a 62-fader Vista 9 console, one of three Vista consoles it plans to add to its new OB vans in the near future.
With more than 1,500 television productions per year including The Voice, The Winner Is, F-1 Silverstone and DWDD, whether recording these programs in one of its 14 studios or on location, DutchView often uses Harman's Studer digital consoles.
In 2007, DutchView equipped its DV2 OB van with a Studer Vista 8 for medium-sized productions. In 2010, DutchView added a Studer Vista 5 console at its Westergasfabriek studio, from which two of the Netherlands' primetime daily talk shows are broadcast.
The brand new DV8 OB van is designed to serve a variety of customers in both low and high-end productions. "Thanks to the Vista 9, the DV8 OB van is very versatile and able to cover almost all types of broadcasts, including sports, festivals, entertainment, music or even a combination of these," said Peter Slot of DutchView. "In many cases, this will even save us from needing several OB's on the road to do just one job."
Studer is already building a second Vista 9 for the DV9 OB van, which will be identical to the DV8. It is expected to hit the road sometime in the second half of 2012.