South Korea (February 5, 2020)—Munhwa Broadcasting Corp. (MBC) in South Korea has purchased two Apollo consoles for its flagship MBC TV channel, adding to the broadcaster’s installed base of Carlec Artemis and Apollo desks.
Ji-hun An, audio director, sound department at MBC TV, says, “Being very familiar with Calrec’s Artemis and Apollo consoles, we’re confident in the stability of the company’s technology, which is vital in a live environment. The Apollo surface is also easy to use when working live because we frequently have to adjust parameters during a broadcast, including channel dynamics and routing. The Apollo’s control surface makes this simple, and its high DSP count means configuring it for different projects is straightforward.”
The first of the two Apollos was installed in Studio C, which is used for the production and recording of live-to-tape UHD and HD current affairs programming and wider cultural content. The second is in Studio E, where similar content is produced for live-to-air broadcasts. MBC uses a fixed-format MADI box for multitrack recording in both studios.
MBC TV is a South Korean free-to-air television channel owned by Munhwa Broadcasting Corp., which operates numerous TV and radio channels as well as digital video and audio streaming services. MBC TV has headquarters in Seoul and 16 regional studios throughout South Korea. It also has a fleet of OB vans that cover news and sports. The installation was handled by Calrec’s Korean distributor, Ingang Audio.
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