BT Sport using furniture from Custom Consoles
BT Sport selected broadcast facilities provider Timeline Television to handle the construction of part of the former International Broadcast Centre at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to provide the new home of the BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2 and ESPN channels. Systems integrator Megahertz Broadcast Systems was entrusted by Timeline Television with the technical fit-out of the sports production centre, which included the extensive use of furniture produced by Custom Consoles.
Steve Hope, project manager at Megahertz Broadcast Systems, comments: “Custom Consoles’ Module R range of technical furniture and Media Wall display support frames proved a basis on which we were able to proceed with absolute confidence. We integrated a total of 26 Module-R desks and 10 Media Walls into seven studio control rooms and associated production areas. The technical infrastructure is entirely tapeless and makes intensive use of IT-based devices operated via touch-screen. Module-R gave us the freedom to incorporate equipment relevant to each work position into conveniently located pods. Most of the desks are fitted with multiple monitor display screens on operator-adjustable Ergotron support arms. The Media Walls proved equally versatile, enabling monitor support systems to be scaled to the specific needs of each control room with the option of easy future expansion if required.”
Neil Reed, managing director of Custom Consoles, adds: “We are very pleased to have been chosen as partners in such a large-scale and high profile installation. Module-R and Media Wall were designed for exactly this type of project, enabling broadcast control room furniture of any size and complexity to be created from a standard range of interlocking elements while retaining the robustness, comfortable ergonomics and attractive styling our customers naturally demand.”