RTV Montenegro uses Calrec to broadcast its Eurovision 2019 qualifiers

The Montevizija, a national singing competition in which the song that will represent Montenegro in Eurovision Song Contest 2019 is chosen, has employed Calrec’s technology.

According to Dejan Vujović, Chief Technology Officer of the national public broadcaster RTV Montenegro, “This was a particularly important production for us because it was RTV’s first stereo television transmission and it was distributed in HD. The sound quality was superb, and that’s due in large part to the new Artemis Light console we have installed. The Artemis is incredibly easy to learn and operate.”

The new OB unit of RTV Montenegro includes 13 Sony Cameras, EVS Max servers, Sony vision mixer, Avid graphics, KSC control system and a Calrec’s Hydra 2: “Hydra 2 was one of the key advantages that we saw with Calrec. We have a stage box in HD OB 6, with internal audio sources plugged into that. Hydra 2 is used for all routing, including the audio that passes through two additional external stage boxes. They are connected via fibre and instantly appear on the network, completely transparently, making life for our audio engineers much easier. We will be installing further Calrec equipment this year as we continue the upgrade of both our television and radio studios.” adds Vujović.

Mike Reddick, International Sales Manager for Calrec, also commented that “Artemis, in particular, was the perfect fit for RTV Montenegro because of its superior sound quality, ease of use and flexibility”.