Al-Ghad TV, Egypt’s first pan-arab news channel, relies on brand new studios developed by Ideal Systems
The completion of a optimization project for Al-Ghad TV, to design and build technically advanced TV News Studios in Cairo, Egypt, has been unveiled by Ideal Systems Group. The company was selected by Al-Ghad TV as a one-stop-shop to migrate Al-Ghad TV from their existing broadcast facilities in Egyptian Media Production City (EMPC) to the new facilities nearby, fully designed and built by Ideal Systems.
The design team worked with Al-Ghad to create news studios with a variety of sets to support different programming styles. The main studio design concept centres on a globe as the core of the design.
New facilities integrates Sony studio cameras and the dual level studio design also incorporates five sets of LianTronics LED display walls connected to the graphics systems, three of which are on motorized tracks with one on a rotating frame to allow for portrait or landscape content.
The Ideal designed studio lighting system is fully IP based using the ArtNet Protocol, enabling LED floor and ceiling lighting features for mood transformations that align with the essence of each show.
Also, Ideal Systems designed and integrated Avid’s iNews NRCS and Media Central Cloud UX Production Asset Management system (PAM) with Viz Engine 5 including AR and VR graphics functionality. The audio network is all IP utilizing Dante, controlled by fully redundant S300’s and Tempest Control Rack from Solid State Logic (SSL). And incorporates Sennheiser’s Dante microphones and in ear monitoring systems, as well. Ideal used Imagine Communications for playout, automation, routing, and core broadcast infrastructure with Lynx Technik Green Machines for additional AV processing.
The full project included over 8,000 sqft of fixed and virtual studios over three floors, with redundant studio production control rooms plus transmission and master control rooms as well as a lines room for satellite bookings, seven near line edit suits, eight creative desks, and workstations for over one hundred and thirty journalists.