BBC Studioworks has announced the line-up of technology partners who will be helping to deliver its  studios and post production facilities at Television Centre ahead of its September opening.  

Studioworks has appointed Dega Ltd to manage the complex systems integration works across the new facility. Dega is working with Sony, Riedel, Studer and Imagine Communications to integrate the multiple systems across the site.

For cameras, visions mixers and monitors, Studioworks employed Sony’s ‘open standards’ approach to integrate 4K IP solutions with existing HD facilities. Sony studio cameras, including HDC-4300’s, XVS switchers and more than 200 monitors, including OLED screens, will be installed across the three TV studios.
 
BBC Studioworks will be the first studio provider to include Riedel’s new wireless communications solution.
 
Television Centre’s audio and video routing required future proofing to support 1080p50, as well as UHD1 and other HDR formats, and also support emerging IP standards. Imagine Communications provided a Platinum IP3 routing platform solution across the three studios. The signal routing, distribution and monitoring capabilities of Platinum IP3 have been selected to enable Studioworks to adopt any future technology innovations. The routing solution will feature one 28RU frame dedicated to Studio TC1, and one 28RU frame handling studios TC2 and TC3. In addition to Imagine Communications SDI Routing for traditional HD contents, Sony provided the IP Infrastructure enabling 4K.
 
The new sound galleries at Television Centre will be fitted with large-scale Studer audio processing solutions . Large-scale mixing consoles for broadcast, including a Studer Vista X, Studer Infinity Core and Studer Glacier, will act as the backbone to BBC Studioworks’ audio set-up.

David Conway, Managing Director at BBC Studioworks said: “The broadcast infrastructure and kit we have selected needs to be robust and flexible to meet the demands of our customers.  Having undertaken 18 months of customer consultations and technical evaluations, we believe we have established a technology ecosystem that meets our customers’ requirements both now and in the future. When it opens in September, Television Centre promises to be the ideal mix of in-demand technology, location, pricing, staffing, and logistical set-up. There is a genuine market excitement about the new facilities.”

Jon Creamer