Trickbox TV Creates New Studios for Hochanda TV

Arts and crafts channel benefits from studio design and installation

Trickbox TV, the broadcast services provider, has designed and installed two brand new studios for Hochanda TV, a new Peterborough-based 24-hour arts and crafts channel. The channel boasts 365 day transmission to Sky, Freeview and Freesat, broadcasting live for 12 hours each day.

Within an eight week time frame, Trickbox TV worked with the Hochanda team from planning and design through to build, commissioning and launch.


The studios house three Panasonic remote cameras and an operated Panasonic camera, while the gallery features a significant amount of Ross equipment including a Carbonite vision mixer, 144x144 video router and openGear signal processing and glue cards. The supplementary kit provided included a main and redundant playout server, several ingest channels and a network attached video storage server for post-production, as well as Trilogy intercomms equipment.

David Taaffe, Head of Television at Hochanda TV said, “We were really impressed with the efficient installation of the new studio facility in such a short time frame and Trickbox TV’s ability to respond to last minute changes.”