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Winner: Fox News
by The Systems Group

Fox News brought in The Systems Group to implement a “21st century operations suite” as part of a turnkey production facility. The addition of the studio allowed Fox News to expand its current programming to include live audience production. This suite of control and production operations rooms includes production control, audio control and a voice-over booth; a tape and server playback area; satellite equipment room; and a glass-walled street-level studio in the Rockefeller Center district of New York City.

The facility incorporates some of the latest in multiviewer monitoring, hybrid audio mixing and network-connected production systems technology.

Key technology: Thomson XttenDD production switcher, Thomson LDK-200 digital cameras, Accom Dveous DVE, Quantel Picturebox still store, Miranda Kaleido-K2, TSL USC-21 system controller, Clarity Lion UX 67” display, Calrec Sigma 100 audio mixer, Fujinon studio and ENG lenses, Radamec camera robotics

Runner-up: CNN
by The Systems Group

Key technology: Thomson Trinix 256×256 SDI video router, Thomson Venus analog audio router, Thomson Grass Valley 4000 three-M/E production switchers, Yamaha O2R digital audio mixer, Vinten Quattro studio pedestals, Telex KP32 intercom key panels, Sony HDC950 cameras, Sony PVM and BVM video monitors