VTM Selects Barco for News Studio Backdrop Wall

Belgian broadcaster VTM has chosen Barco for a new video wall system in its restyled news studio. VTM will use the large video wall for live reporting and to back up the news topics with graphics, statistics and background information.

Chief Editor and News anchor Stef Wauters explains: "With the founding of VTM in 1989 we wanted to bring the Flemish television viewers a completely different news approach. With our totally restyled newsroom and studio, we continue this tradition by implementing the latest technologies as a guarantee for reliable news and stable screen images."

This is the second time VTM chose Barco for its newsroom video wall system; the previous VTM news studio was also built around a Barco wall. The recent Barco 180W-lamp video wall installation is part of the OV-D2 series and features vibrant colours, high contrasts, and large viewing angles tailored to the human eye.

"Screen stability in news emissions is very important, as the walls are watched by huge numbers of people," said Guy Hannaert, VTM Project Manager for News Rooms. "The quality of colours mattered to us. The wall is made of 18 display cubes measuring 50-inch each that must have the same colour definitions. Finally, the graphics and stats must be readable for both the anchors in the news rooms and the people at home."