Los Angeles, CA (July 11, 2011)--Horse race broadcaster TVG has installed a new Studer Vista 8 console at its facilities in Los Angeles.
TVG, the official television and Interactive Wagering partner of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), provides live feeds, via cable and satellite distribution including the DISH Network and DirecTV, of all major thoroughbred races from various U.S. racetrack venues. The Studer Vista 8 console is used for programming such as Trackside Live, TVG's flagship show.
"The Vista 8 will be our main console for all of our production and post-production," states Frank Walters, TVG's manager of engineering, who adds that the console will be fully commissioned in its facility this summer.
Walters, who says the network's transition to HD should be complete by next year, remarked, "In the end, all of the digital consoles out there can do many of the same tasks, but the difference with the Vista 8 is the sheer user-friendliness of the console.
"We have as many as 10 live horse track feeds per hour and we'll show one right after the other, with commentary from the track and our studios, as well as the ambient sound from the tracks. It's a lot to manage, but the Vista 8 will make that job much easier."