Mexico’s Televisa is renewing the facilities in San Ángel (CDMX) used to produce telenovelas and other live programming, upgrading from stand-alone studio operation to a networked production environment. It has installed Lawo mc²56 production consoles, an IP-based central router with an AoIP interfacing and RAVENNA/AES67 I/O systems.
The installation comprises of four Lawo mc²56 consoles and additional DSP and routing devices in three of the company’s large production areas. These mc²56 desks, configured with 64, 48, 32 and16 faders, including their respective HD cores and SoundGrid integration, are installed in the Foro 3, 15 and 16 facilities. Several Lawo DALLIS I/O systems supply each unit, completed by a row of A_mic8 and A_digital8 high-quality AoIP interfaces.
The technical upgrade for two additional areas – Foro 8 and Foro 9, dedicated to the production of telenovelas – includes two Lawo mc²36 consoles in a 24-fader frame, as well as compact I/O units for connectivity. The Nova73 HD central router and all of the production units are operational and networked via a RAVENNA/AES67 infrastructure.
Nacho Gonzalez, sales director - South America, Lawo, said, “The main challenge to an infrastructure like this today, lies in the integration of IP with the rest of the client's infrastructure. Leading broadcasters understand that proprietary protocols are a technological dead-end, since they do not allow working with third-party systems. If you cannot control, you cannot integrate; and if you cannot integrate, you cannot expand in the future. Lawo’s commitment to standards-based IP networking and future-readiness are major reasons behind Televisa’s choice to partner with us – because outside the network, life doesn’t exist.”