Ready for a technical upgrade of its audio equipment, regional broadcaster TV2 East of Denmark recently purchased a 32-fader Studer Vista 5 M2 digital mixing console for its studio in Vordingborg. Studer’s Danish distributor Danmon supplied the console. TV2 East is primarily using the console for its four daily news broadcasts, news and sports programming, along with regional talk shows and documentaries. “We had a Yamaha PM1D console but it was time to replace the board, so we have been researching and found Studer to be the best fit,” said Kasper Thor Larsen, head of technology at TV2 East (pictured, right with TV2 East’s Peter Holmberg Pedersen, left, and Tonni Manum, centre). “This Vista 5 console has the best audio quality I’ve heard from a broadcast console, and its redundancy was another major factor in our decision. It’s very flexible and it can be easily configured to our needs.” Larsen added that the ability to control and automate the console via the EMBER protocol played a big factor in the decision process. For some applications, the console will be controlled from TV2 East’s Ross Overdrive automation system. The console will also work as an audio router and format converter in TV2 East’s infrastructure, giving them a simple and economic solution. “The integration of Studer VISTA FX by Lexicon is also a perfect match for our requirements and gives easy control of the sophisticated effects in a very cost-effective way,” Larsen noted. www.studer.ch
French broadcaster upgrades with Studer
FRANCE: France 24 has purchased three Studer Vista 5 consoles, all of which have been installed over the past two months, reports PSN-e. Providing international news and current affairs coverage, the station was launched in December 2006 and now broadcasts 24 hours a day in French and English, and ten hours a day in Arabic. Spanish is to be added shortly.