dB Broadcast develops a new broadcast facility for Berkeley Studios International

British system integrator dB Broadcast has completed a 12G-SDI capable broadcast studio for the commercial studio company Berkeley Studios International (BSI).

The newest facility of BSI, located at Park Royal (London), includes two new multi-camera studio facilities (144m2 and 125m2), two small news inject studios, three post production edit suits, three edit suits (to be fitted out when required) and MCR and transmission control rooms.

The core video and audio system uses HD-SDI, AES and MADI, but the company has remarked that, to embrace 4K technology in the brand-new studio, it has chosen a 12G-SDI technology. Ross has been the main equipment supplier of broadcast and automation system; openGear provides its Ultrix router and Carbonite its vision mixer solutions. The studio also has an 8-meter video wall, the apparatus room includes 18 equipment racks (in charge of the central broadcast and core IT hardware). Finally, a satellite up/down link station was also provided.

“This was a complex project that pushed SDI to its limit. dB Broadcast worked with us to create a high performance system capable of taking us into 4K broadcasting, yet building on our existing expertise and resource profile”, said Yasser Youssef, Project Manager and CTO at BSI.

The Arab news channel Alghad TV has confirmed that is going to use one of these new studios for live production, while the other is still available to be hired by other companies.