As part of its upgrade to studio 3, Spanish broadcaster Aragon TV worked with ARRI Solutions’ consultancy and lighting network design to elevate production quality for its 2023 local election coverage.
The project included upgrading the studio to IP broadcast workflows, and installing the channel’s first LED graphics backdrop. The broadcaster wanted to ensure the lighting and electrical design would drive more efficient workflows, increase reliability, and have a substantial impact on operational and maintenance costs.
Complementing the network redesign, the team also developed a trussing concept, updated electrical and power distribution, as well as installation of a range of ARRI lighting fixtures for the new studio, in conjunction with ARRI’s Spanish distributor Video Cine Import.
“The ARRI Solutions team designed a truss system that incorporates internal channels to house all cabling, Ethernet, and power lines, which gives a very slick and seamless appearance to the studio,” said Carlos Martin, chief technical production manager, Aragon TV. “This means we can utilise even more of the studio floorspace for productions, and teams can also configure the requirements for each programme setup very quickly and easily. It’s a very practical innovation that allows our teams to spend their time on content production rather than long technical preparation.”
The 22-metre x 15.5-metre studio includes a three-segment LED wall from Alfalite, which is used as the backdrop for all Aragon TV’s news programming, together with two smaller LED panels that can be moved and synchronised with playout on the main backdrop. A fleet of ARRI SkyPanel fixtures is mounted to the ceiling trussing to provide accurate colour rendition and versatile soft lighting throughout the facility.
“The new facility provided the perfect platform for an important news event that is relevant for our viewers, and ensured our coverage production values were of the highest quality,” added Martin. “We are proud to provide such an important public service to our communities. The hard work and attention to detail that the ARRI Solutions team delivered throughout the project mean that we can serve and inform Aragon residents from a state-of-the-art studio facility.”