TVB, one of Hong Kong's broadcasters, is building on its legacy with Calrec with the purchase of a Brio12, its 10th Calrec console purchase to date. The new Brio joins a fleet of Artemis consoles, including two Artemis Beams and one Artemis Light console that were purchased last year, as part of TVB’s ongoing audio technology upgrade.
The Brio12 is being used as a portable console and was recently used for live sports events including the 2019 Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup held in January, and the SIXDAY Series PRURide cycling event in Hong Kong last month.
TVB is taking advantage of Calrec’s Hydra2 networking and its additional Dante and MADI I/O cards. Law Yui Wah, assistant manager, Studio Production Department, TVB Hong Kong, explained, “Connecting via fibre, it’s easy to change the I/O cards to accommodate different productions. We’re using MADI cards for our intercom connection and Dante cards for signal interchanging between a PA console and the broadcast console. The Brio12 is small enough portable use, yet offers connectivity and power.”
The commissioning was handled by Calrec’s official Hong Kong distributor, Jolly Pro Audio. “By being able to move the Brio around, TVB Hong Kong is taking advantage of Brio’s versatility as a compact console that doesn’t compromise on quality. TVB is proving that product performance and price point are at the top of its purchasing decisions when it comes to audio consoles,” said Anthony Harrison, sales manager - International, Calrec.