Studer Supplies Vista 8 Consoles To Spain's TVE

February 13, 2008

Spain’s public-service TV broadcaster has ordered three of Studer’s flagship digital audio consoles, the Vista 8, for its new studios in Barcelona and Madrid. The delivery of the desks is being supervised by Studer’s recently-appointed distributor Agave Broadcast.

All three consoles are being installed in new-build studio control rooms, as TVE (Televisión Española) develops its production facilities. In Madrid, a new studio has been prepared for Channel 24h, the international news channel which broadcasts round the clock. The first of TVE’s Vista 8 consoles is to be installed here, a 52-fader model with custom meter bridges for TV use, and more than twenty SDI interfaces built into the desk. It is expected to be operational by the beginning of March.

In Barcelona, two new control rooms have been added in TVE’s Programme Production Centre. These will be equipped with 62-fader Vista 8 consoles for the general production duties – musicals, debates, children’s programmes – that were being temporarily handled by two OB vans.

These are the first Vista 8s for the Spanish broadcast giant, although the decision to purchase was made on the back of TVE’s successful experience with a Vista 6 model, still being used on the 24-hour news channel. Antonio Garcîa, director of Agave Broadcast, explains that there is general recognition in the Spanish broadcast market that the Vista 8 is one of the most powerful consoles available. “Because of the Vistonics™ user interface, the Studer desks are also the easiest for the operators to master, requiring a remarkably short training curve.”

Studer has recently switched its distribution business to the distribution company Agave Broadcast, founded at the end of 2007 by Antonia Garcîa, Fernando Vega and Angel Arévalo to specialise in the import of high-end professional audio product lines for Spain’s broadcast sector.

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