March 2014

dB Broadcast has completed the design and commissioning of a new HD TV studio for SSVC (Services Sound and Vision Corporation), on behalf of the UK’s Ministry of Defence.

The new virtual studio included three robotic cameras and a production gallery to deliver programmes to the British Forces Broadcasting Service across 17 countries from the Falklands to Afghanistan and onto HM ships across the globe. The project also required upgrades to the newsroom including a new HD camera system.

The project was won via competitive tender, and dB Broadcast was responsible for designing, detailing, testing and commissioning the facility as well as equipment installation and cabling.  They worked closely with SSVC to identify and jointly source the best equipment for inclusion, including an IDS signage system, distribution and conversion equipment from Crystal Vision, router technology from Harris and a Trilogy intercom solution.

“The project had to be carefully managed from the start”, explained Tom Swan, dB’s Sales and Marketing Director. “It was critically important not to interrupt broadcast services, and the entire job needed to be completed within four months from initiation.

“Deploying our own permanent staff of engineers and wiremen gave us a tremendous advantage as the project meant working outside normal hours to minimise disruption, and to also ensure that we provided the best technical solution and finished the project within the timeframe available.  We’re proud to have delivered on SSVC’s expectations, enabling their enhanced service to be broadcast to our British Forces personnel around the world.”