Preview: ATG Broadcast at BVE 2011

Recently completed European projects

ATG Broadcast will exhibit its full range of systems planning, design, installation, commissioning and post-installation support services on stand at BVE 2011 in London's Earls Court, 15-17 February. In addition to this ATG Broadcast will be debuting its broadcast products to the UK market, including the range of products from its sister company NTP Technology.

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"ATG Broadcast has proved its ability to design and deliver reliable systems of practically any scale, anywhere, efficiently, on schedule and within budget," comments Managing Director Graham Day. "Our engineering team pioneered the advance from tape-based to file-based studio operation which enabled huge improvements in productivity and flexibility. Future-proofing is a central feature of our designs, allowing easy migration from standard definition to 1080i, 1080p and 3D.

Our support services extend forward of traditional systems integration as we work with our clients through the strategic pre-planning phases of optimising broadcast workflow, ensuring efficiency-conducive working environments for production staff and considering the options for implementing the most cost-effective signal processing, networking, archiving, monitoring and playout technology. We are now in a position to provide even more value to our clients with the introduction of three complementary product ranges for the UK market. We hope these will prove cost-effective and revenue-earning for our UK client base."

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Recently completed European projects have included

* A major upgrade to Studio Six at Television Centre in London. Studio Six becomes Britain's first 1080 50p HD studio and the fourth permanent HD studio at Television Centre. With the completion of this refurbishment, BBC Studios & Post Production now has four fully integrated HD studios at Television Centre.

* A major expansion for TV4, one of Scandinavia's largest independent broadcasters. Completed in just eight weeks from order placement, the project equips TV4's transmission partner, Ericsson, to playout 13 Canal Plus sports channels. All channels are equipped to allow live recording for instant re-run on any channel.

* Studios and post-production facilities for BSkyB's new broadcasting facility at the network's corporate headquarters in Osterley, west London. The contract is grouped into three main technical elements and ATG has commenced work on two of these: a five-studio production centre plus a large post-production resource comprising 23 general purpose video edit suites, 11 fast turnaround edit suites, five playout edit suites, six Sky Sports News edit suites and six desktop post-production craft stations.

Based in the United Kingdom, ATG Broadcast is one of the world's most successful providers of systems integration services. These include workflow design, project planning, equipment installation, software configuration, commissioning, documentation and on-site training. ATG Broadcast has long experience of designing and implementing high-reliability systems for programme origination, video and audio post-production, archive-management, presentation and playout.

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ATG Broadcast systems are structured to allow easy expansion when and where demand arises for extra programme channels or to meet requirements for new delivery standards such as 1080-line high-definition. The company's engineering skills extend from front-end studio systems through to transmission forwarding for multiple platforms.

A member of the Dan Technologies Group, ATG Broadcast combines strong purchasing power with an impartial approach to equipment selection, enabling the optimal combination of available products and technologies to be provided for each project.

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