ViuTV upgrades to Audio-over-IP with Calrec

Calrec  AoIP solutions at the ViuTV studio
Calrec AoIP solutions at the ViuTV studio

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Hong Kong free-to-air broadcaster, ViuTV, is preparing itself for an Audio-over-IP (AoIP) future with the purchase of an Artemis Light console, a Brio12, a Brio36 and AoIP interfaces from Calrec.

ViuTV produces a range of entertainment shows, known for its small-scale live performances and talk shows.
Mike Lau, AVP - Production and Facilities at ViuTV, said, “The consoles are user-friendly, vital when being used by a range of operators across a variety of outputs. They are reliable with sound quality. We also wanted to be able to satisfy our current networking requirements while also preparing ourselves for an IP future as that transition occurs across our  infrastructure."

The Artemis Light is housed in Studio 1, which is used for general entertainment content as well game shows and live performances. The Brio36 is being used for talk shows in Studio 2, with the Brio12 in Studio 1 acting as a backup. MADI and Dante are used by the broadcaster: the former for intercom connectivity and the latter for connection to a live PA mixing console, for multi-track recording, and wireless mike connections.

“As a new customer, ViuTV was looking for a fresh and modern audio setup that will help them transition to an IP-based environment,” saidAnthony Harrison, sales manager - International, Calrec. “Helping broadcasters make that transition has been central to our product roadmap for some considerable time.”

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