Great American Country (GAC), a Nashville-based country music television network, has acquired a Solid State Logic C100 HD Digital Broadcast Console. The C132 will be housed in the network’s new production studio on Nashville’s Music Row and used to produce shows including GAC Top 20 Country Countdown, GAC Nights and On the Streets. The studio will be complete in the fourth quarter of 2007.
A critical factor in selecting the C132 was GAC’s future direction, notes Kevin Kritch, VP of production operations. “We anticipate more performance-based production in the facility, so it was important for us to have a good quality sound board that provides a lot of flexibility, as well as having multitracking capabilities,” he says. “Our quality and production demands are as strenuous as any network’s. Premier programs require exceptional production, and Solid State Logic’s C100 HD ensures that we will provide viewers at home with the cleanest and sharpest audio quality possible.”
GAC, a property of Scripps Networks, offers a wide variety of country music. In addition to country music videos, GAC features original programming, special musical performances and live concerts, and is the exclusive television home of the Grand Ole Opry. GAC is available in approximately 50 million households.
“We looked at other consoles, but SSL has a proven track record among numerous Scripps owned properties, including Food Network and broadcast stations, that are extremely pleased with the results,” Kritch concludes. “After reviewing the alternatives, it was an easy choice.”
Scripps Networks is a leading developer of lifestyle-oriented content for television and the Internet, including Food Network, which has also employed the Solid State Logic C100 Digital Broadcast Console.