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workflows,’” Sykes explains. “We still do our bread-and-butter OBs and fly packs, but this whole facility was born from the idea that our clients increasingly wanted to move their productions off-site,” explains Sykes. THE TECH BEHIND THE TV Of course, to achieve such a high- grade remote broadcast facility, it needed to be kitted out with the best-quality, most cost-effective and efficient broadcast tech solutions available to the market right now. Cue TSL, who teamed up with Gravity Media to implement audio monitoring solutions and various additional products. Gravity Media found itself purchasing a number of MPA1-MIX- SDI-Vs and PAM2-IPs for the project. “I had a call with Paul early last year to discuss our audio monitors and

the option to choose the I/O on the units,” details regional sales manager at TSL, Matthew Plant. “When it came to discussing the requirements for the new White City facility, we looked to see if a -1 variant (single SDI input instead of 2x input and 1x output) of the MPA-MIX-SDI would be suitable for their workflow. “Gravity Media was happy with this, which meant we were able to go forward and distribute the required number of units in time for project delivery,” adds Plant. Having worked with Gravity on a number of occasions in the past, supplying its industry-leading audio monitoring solutions, it was an easy choice for Sykes and the team. A lack of feedback acts only as a positive in this scenario. “No news is always good news,” stresses Sykes. “We literally turned them on and never had to bother the TSL team since. We took them out of the box and they’ve been working since day one.” It’s safe to say that a lot of hard work went on behind the scenes to

achieve this simple plug-and-play element to TSL’s suite of solutions. “It’s great to hear comments like that from our customers. They reflect the many hundreds of hours in R&D and the amount of time the product management team spends working with customers to get to that stage,” adds director of products and technology at TSL, Mark Davies. “Exactly as Paul said, if operators are dipping in to do one production, they don’t have to get the manual out, they can just look at the front panel. “It doesn’t happen by accident, we’ve spent hours in OBs, trucks and facilities – just like Paul’s – watching how people work and the pressure they’re under during a broadcast. We build our tech to make it as easy to use as possible,” Davies concludes. Check out TSL’s suite of audio monitoring solutions at tslproducts. com/products/audio-monitoring Learn more about The Westworks facility here: gravitymedia.com/ facilities/uk/the-production- centre-london-white-city

SMOOTH MOVES TSL understands the requirements for a stress-free broadcast

WORK TOGETHER The Westworks’ shared space at White City Place in London



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