Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
TV Unit’s Lawo console getting a workout
A Lawo mc²66 console is being used on a new game show for Germany’s RTL channel, “Entern oder Kentern” (“Board the Ship or Capsize”). Following the end of the German 1st Division soccer season, OB van specialist TV Unit installed the mc²66 in the truck’s sound control room for the production of the new program in only 10 days.
RTL broadcast the first of 10 shows at the end of June. Sonja Zietlow presents the exciting action, set in a completely wacky world of pirates. Three teams of 30 contestants from German clubs or towns compete for treasure. The game is being shot on a pirate set at the 16,000sq-m studios of nobeo GmbH (previously NOB Studios) in Huerth, near Cologne. On behalf of Tresor TV, and using TV Unit’s OB van, nobeo is responsible for all technical aspects of the production.
The HD core of TV Unit’s new mc²66 features 146 DSP channels and a 3K router; the console has a 24+8+16 frame. An OB van equipped with this mixing console is also ideally suited to its next major job: live coverage of the Tour de France for German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF. The race started in London and finishes on July 29 in Paris.
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