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TTC Ostankino purchases Calrec desks

Television Technical Centre Ostankino has bought two Calrec Artemis Beam consoles for NTV-PLUS, a Russian subscriber satellite service.

Television Technical Centre Ostankino has bought two Calrec Artemis Beam consoles for NTV-PLUS, a Russian subscriber satellite service broadcasting sports, news, movies, documentaries, and children’s TV, as well as an HD service. The 48-fader desks were installed in the Moscow Television Technical Centre and were used by NTV-PLUS for the Wimbledon tennis tournament in London this year. The Artemis Beam consoles have been networked together using Calrec’s Hydra2 system in order to maximise flexibility, allowing either console to access any I/O on the network. The nature of the Hydra2 network makes it simple to add additional consoles and I/O. “We aspired to find a system to match the requirements of our broadcasting and production facilities,” said Oleg Kolesnikov, CTO at NTV-PLUS. “We believe this choice offers the best answer for live sports productions and studio shows.” “We are thrilled about our first sale to the prominent Russian station, NTV-PLUS,” said Mike Reddick, Calrec’s manager of European sales. “We feel it is a very positive first step in forging strong bonds between our companies in what will be a long and mutually beneficial relationship. Calrec offers a solution for today’s broadcaster that allows room for change and expansion, which is especially poignant for a forward-thinking television company such as NTV-PLUS.”