Hebden Bridge, UK (November 11, 2014)—Satellite broadcasting company NTV-PLUS has installed six more Calrec consoles in its Moscow facility, bringing its total number of Calrec consoles to 10.
All 10 consoles, located inside the Television Technical Centre Ostankino, are connected using Calrec's Hydra2 networking system, which makes the NTV-PLUS installation the largest Hydra2 network in the world.
"The Hydra2 network is especially useful in a large multi-studio installation like ours, where we handle many complex live productions, including world-renowned sports programs. Now we have even more I/O to draw from. Hydra2 gives us unlimited flexibility in tackling any kind of task or broadcast requirement," said Oleg Kolesnikov, chief technology officer at NTV-PLUS.
NTV-PLUS uses the Calrec consoles for mixing live sports shows, talk shows and news production. In the latest deployment, NTV-PLUS installed two Artemis Light consoles in its Sports 1 and Sports 3 studios and four Artemis Beam consoles in its new remote transmission studio complex, where they were first used during the Winter Games in Sochi.