Russia Today equips first UK studio with Sony tech29 August 2014
Sony Professional has worked with solutions provider CVP to equip the RT News Channel’s new London broadcast facility. The Russian broadcaster invested in four Sony HXC-100 SD/HD system cameras, a MVS-6520 vision mixer, and three BRC-H900 robotic cameras, as well as further peripheral equipment as part of a full HD news workflow.
RT has set up a new facility in Millbank Tower, Westminster, to begin producing its UK news and current affairs content. The 24/7 English-language news channel brings the Russian view on global news, and its new facility features two studio spaces, which alternate between being used for live shooting and pre-recording.
Sony’s MVS-6520 vision mixer forms the backbone of the production environment, and provides 32 colour corrected inputs and 16 outputs, with 2x mix effects. Three BRC-H900 robotic cameras deliver HD images within the studios, via three ½-inch Exmor CMOS sensors. Four Sony wireless microphone kits (UWP-X7s) with ECM-77B lavalier microphones also feature in the facility.
Chris Wood, company director of RT – TV, UK, said: “When setting up our London studios, we wanted to equip our first UK facility with the technology that sets the standard in the broadcast industry. Sony’s cameras, audio equipment, and vision mixer are recognised as staples amongst broadcasters the world over, and we wanted to make sure that it was this equipment that underpinned our UK news operations.”