Winner of new studio technology — station
SUBMITTED BY ASCENT MEDIA SYSTEMS & TECHNOLOGY SERVICES
KNTV and Telemundo are individual stations that share resources to transmit simultaneously from the same building. The stations share a 100,000sq ft space in San Jose, CA.
Ascent Media served as the system integrator for the turnkey move and digital upgrade, including the satellite facilities that took approximately one year from design to launch. The firm worked with the NBC team and Gensler, an architectural firm, to design an infrastructure based on SDI signal distribution with two-channel non-embedded AES audio.
A central equipment room contains 140 racks of core gear, including routing switchers, the NBC hub racks, distribution equipment, MATV, networking equipment, patching, audio equipment, intercom, clock, and reference and studio gear. One Grass Valley Trinix switcher accomplishes routing for both stations.
Two separate, but nearly identical, production control rooms have a fully loaded 64-input Sony MVS-8000 production switcher system, Calrec audio consoles and Pinnacle EFX Dekos.
Runner-up: TV8 and TV17
SUBMITTED BY OMNEON, NVERZION AND BECK ASSOCIATES
Technology at work: Beck Associates custom consoles; Evertz 5600 MSC master sync generator; Grass Valley Concerto/Encore digital router, 8900 Series terminal equipment and Kayak DD-2 production switcher; Leitch LogoMotion II channel branding, Panacea 16×2 MC switching; Omneon Spectrum media server; NVerzion NControl automation; Pinnacle Deko 1000 CG; Sony DSR-2000 DVCAM VTRs; Telex/RTS Zeus intercom system; Videotek VTM-200 T&M; Wohler audio monitors.