The BBC has purchased four Calrec Artemis Beam mixing desks for use in new TV news studios that will form part of the redeveloped Broadcasting House facility in Central London.
The one 48-fader and three 40-fader consoles are set to be deployed in the TV news studios currently under construction as part of a major redevelopment programme at Broadcasting House. The identical 40-fader desks will be used in three studios dedicated to 24-hour news channels, while the remaining console will see server in a larger, flexible rig facility.
Calrec Audio – which, additionally, has a Zeta audio console in the one TV news studio that is already operational – won the tender process for the four new desks on the basis of the Artemis’s value-for-money proposition.
News teams are scheduled to begin moving in to the new studios from next year. The Artemis Beam consoles are not expected to go on air until 2012/13.