STAGETEC Plays Audio Role for Malaysian Pay TV Channel
Malaysian Pay-TV channel Astro-TV has equipped three of its broadcast studios with audio technology by STAGETEC. Two studios in the All Asia Broadcast Centre (AABC) at Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, took delivery of AURUS consoles and a corresponding NEXUS network. In addition, Astro Arena, a local sports channel launched earlier this year, opted for a CRESCENDO desk to be installed in its new surround capable studio.
The Studios at AABC received two identical AURUS each of them 48 fader frames subfitted with 32 faders. Both consoles feature 114 audio channels and 128 buses. Similar in power is the studio for Astro Arena: Its CRESCENDO desk features 140 input channels at 64 buses. The NEXUS is ready for high-definition embedded audio thanks to 14 NEXUS XHDI cards.
“We are delighted that Astro-TV has opted for STAGETEC systems after extensive testing of all relevant manufacturers. The decisive factors included the superior live qualities such as ease of operation, reliability and superior sound quality as well as the availability of all audio resources across the entire audio network giving extra flexibility. The Dolby E® encoding and decoding and HD capabilities of NEXUS were also slated as system advantages”, says David Chan, head of MEDIAGROUP subsidiary in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.