Swiss channel La Télé has installed twenty-four 49” Philips X-Line Videowalls paired with three 86” Q-Line displays in two of its studios.
All of the screens can be managed automatically or manually via a custom control system to display newsfeeds, branded set scenery, gameshow questions, and other unique elements without the need of an extra person in the control room.
Each display can be driven independently by custom software, driven by the Newsroom Computer System (NRCS). A turnkey design approach was led by the studio’s internal team to cover both current and future needs of the station.
The CMND system allows the calibration of the screens. Content updates from a central point are managed by a dedicated software created on an open source Caspar CG platform.
Davide Longo, sales manager for Philips Professional Display Solutions in Switzerland, said: “We’re delighted to have been able to support La Télé in this both exciting and challenging project, providing a truly transformational solution across its two busy TV studios. It’s another example of how far PPDS has come over a relatively short period, with our displays increasingly becoming the brand of choice for many of Europe’s leading integration specialists and end-users alike for projects like this that demand quality and reliability.”
François Vittoz, IT director, La Télé, added: “Our Philips displays enabled us to have two truly versatile studios capable of instant visual transformations in the most efficient way possible.”
The TV station’s studio needs and demands have intensified due to an expanding roster of programmes and an increasing audience base.
La Télé required a new display/signage solution to not only provide high-quality visuals for both viewers and studio guests, but also have the versatility to securely and efficiently create and recreate an array of set-designs for each show.
TV production designer and architect, Franck Fellemann, and local IT specialist Informatique Nexan SA, were given the brief for the project. Nexan partnered with Philips Professional Display Solutions to install 27 HD, fully-connected displays, providing the centrepieces for each studio; twenty-four 49” Philips X-Line Videowalls paired with three 86” Q-Line displays.
All displays are connected to the station’s network and can be managed automatically or manually via a custom control system without the need of an extra person in the control room. Other local partners included videowall integration specialist, Martix Resolution SA, and multimedia service provider Mediasupport of D.Kunz.