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Studer Vista Consoles Chosen for 2008 Olympics

Heilongjiang TV’s new HD truck is equipped with Studer Vista 5 and OnAir 3000 digital audio desks.

As China’s leading media providers gear up for next year’s Olympic Games, Studer’s Vista Series digital consoles will figure prominently in the new Outside Broadcast (OB) vehicles, especially those with a high-definition specification.

Guangdong TV, Beijing TV and the Shanghai Media Group are currently installing large-format Vista 8 audio consoles into new OB vehicles that are being prepared for live broadcast and production duties at the Olympics. The vehicles for Beijing TV and Guangdong TV are both HD vans, following closely in the footsteps of CCTV in Central China, the country’s largest broadcaster, which chose Vista 8 for its latest flagship HDTV vehicle.

Guangdong TV has a 32-fader Vista 8 model, while Beijing TV’s HD van will house both a 52-fader Vista 8 and a Studer OnAir 3000 digital mixer. Shanghai Media Group’s HD vehicle will employ a 42-fader Vista 8 and 24-fader OnAir 3000.

The Shanghai Media Group is also installing the compact 32-fader Vista 5 console into a 5.1 audio van, and four regional TV companies have all chosen Studer’s latest design for high-definition OB applications.

Jinan TV, Heilongjiang TV in Jarbin, Inner Mongolia TV and Dalian TV are all launching new HD vehicles for live broadcast and production.

According to Rico Fung of ACE International, Studer’s import agent for China, “It is rather remarkable to see five HD-format OB trucks under construction, which are all specifying Studer Vista digital audio consoles. In every case, it is Studer’s reliability that proves the decisive factor in the tender, together with the ease of operation and the exceptional audio quality of the consoles.”

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