SAN DIEGO — Dec. 15, 2009 — Broadcast systems integrator TV Magic today announced that it has been selected by Crenshaw Christian Center to provide system design, coordination, and integration for the facility's HD upgrade. The upgrade will include the facility's production, control, and broadcast systems in the church's sanctuary called the FaithDome, one of the largest sanctuaries in the United States.
Every week the church, based in the heart of South Los Angeles, broadcasts its "Ever Increasing Faith Ministries" programs across the world via television and the Internet. The new HD upgrade being undertaken by TV Magic will enable Crenshaw Christian Center to achieve premium production and broadcast quality in reaching its growing global audience.
"TV Magic is a clear leader in providing comprehensive engineering, integration, and installation services to the house of worship market, and considering its many successes in this arena, we felt the company was the right choice for our shift to HD," said Walter Wright, media director at Crenshaw Christian Center. "From the start, TV Magic approached this project through a thoughtful and carefully defined process that we are confident will achieve the HD capabilities and benefits we seek. Equally important, the company worked closely with us to identify new production and broadcast systems that offered the specific functionality we required at a price point that fit our budget."
At the heart of the upgraded facility is a Thomson Grass Valley™ system that incorporates a 2 M/E Kayak switcher, a K2 Summit™ server, LDK 3000 cameras, a Miranda Kaleido-K2 multiviewer, and terminal gear from Cobalt Digital. The ministry will work with XDCam as its recording media and perform editing with Apple® Final Cut Pro®. TV Magic also is installing a hybrid intercom system that combines an RTS™ Cronus digital matrix intercom with a Clear-Com® Tempest wireless intercom system.
Crenshaw Christian Center was founded more than 35 years ago by Apostle Frederick K.C. Price. Today, the church boasts a membership of about 22,000 members and its world-acclaimed FaithDome seats about 10,000 people. The nondenominational church provides programming to markets across the United States and around the world through the television outreach of Crenshaw Christian Center. Apostle Price's television program, "Ever Increasing Faith Ministries," has been broadcasting throughout the world since 1978 and currently airs in 15 of the 20 largest markets in America, reaching an audience of more than 15 million households.
More information about the services offered by TV Magic is available at www.TVMagic.tv.
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About TV Magic
TV Magic is a broadcast and A/V systems integrator and engineering company committed to providing its customers with the highest-quality service in the industry. Regardless of the size, scope, or sophistication of the project, TV Magic has the experience, the knowledge, and the talent to define and meet its technical requirements. The company leverages today's technology to deliver end-to-end solutions for a variety of applications from broadcast facilities to HD production, to installed A/V solutions, and many more. TV Magic prides itself in developing partnerships with customers and vendors that lead to successful long-term relationships. The company has offices in San Diego, Los Angeles, and Latin America. Additional information is available at www.TVMagic.tv.