Tablets, flatscreens, 3D graphics, comprehensive cross-platform connectivity – a modern TV studio has long been like a vision into the future. And German network ARD’s Tagesschau news studio, given a major update last year, is no different. Award-winningly so, in the opinion of Prolight + Sound 2015 jury. They considered the new layout– a blend of cutting-edge technology and innovative visual design – worthy of winning this year’s Sinus – Systems Integration Award in the Infotainment category.
A TV studio with the latest technology
One of the Tagesschau studio’s most notable features – besides the presenters’ innovative curved ‘boomerang’ island desks – is a 17m curved video wall. This rear projection screen can be used to display images, videos and 3D graphics seamlessly along its entire length (at a pixel count of 8.8 million). The presenters can also control the screen live on air (dividing it into sections, for example) – a first on a curved screen for primeTOUCH technology. Additionally, editorial, programme blocking, automation and on-air graphics are now all seamlessly linked.
Planning, installation, delivery, set up, and optimisation of the transmission sequence were carried out by Studio Hamburg Media Consult International (MCI) GmbH, Israel’s Orad Hi-Tec Systems, Hesse-based Ambion GmbH, and Lang AG of Lindlar, near Cologne, Germany.
The Sinus Award is to be presented together with the Opus Award at 18:30 on 16 April in the ‘Europa’ room in Hall 4 at Messe Frankfurt.
Picutre sources: NDR/Thorsten Jander; Lang AG