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SSL for GTV 9 Down Under

GTV 9 General Television Corporation, owned by Australia's Nine Network, chose an SSL C100 HDS digital broadcast console for its new production facility in Melbourne.

Melbourne, Australia (November 11, 2011)—GTV 9 General Television Corporation, owned by Australia’s Nine Network, chose an SSL C100 HDS digital broadcast console for its new production facility in Melbourne.

“The GTV-9 studio complex produces live or near-live programming 365 days a year, covering all types of productions,” says Steve Delmenico, resource manager for GTV. “The new facilities were designed from the ground up to give us more production capability within a fine-tuned smaller space than the old facility. The choice of the C100 console was straightforward as our engineering staff is very experienced with SSL consoles. The C100 gives us a powerful platform that is highly-reliable, flexible and expandable while delivering great sound.”

The new facility includes two control rooms, Control 31 and Control 32, which serve a production studio and a multipurpose room that can be used as a sound stage. GTV-9 produces a local and a nationally distributed daily news program, a weekly children’s program and sports programming. On top of this are local news and ad-hoc productions of infomercials and other such programming. Because of the console’s inherent flexibility, the C100 is easily used for all programming types.

“We produce the long-running Sunday Footy Show [Australian Football League] using the C100,” explains Delmenico. “This is a panel-type program presenting discussion of football-related news stories that arise each week, a review of the last several games and a preview of upcoming matches with team lineups.” Other productions include, Kids’ WB, A Current Affair and Footy Classified.

GTV-9’s C100 has 32+8 faders addressing a total of 96 DSP channels. SSL’s Alpha-Link Live, Alpha-Link 8RMP and BRIO units look after I/O, using the MADI X8 to route between the data centre, studios and two control rooms. Pro Tools and Enco DAD are used for audio capture, editing and playback.

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