IMG’s new Stockley Park facilities to feature Avid consoles, Genelec speakers

Three Avid S5 Fusion consoles and numerous Genelec loudspeakers have been supplied by HHB Communications to broadcast systems integrator TSL for installation into IMG Production’s new Stockley Park facilities. The studios will be used for sports broadcast production services attendant to tournaments including the Barclays Premier League and UEFA Champions League.

The new purpose-built production centre will see IMG Productions relocate to a 107,000 square foot facility comprised of 13 production galleries, four sound dubbing suites, 72 edit suites, five radio stations, five transmission suites and a master control room.

Nearly half of the equipment installed by TSL at IMG Studios was newly purchased, and includes Avid S5 Fusion consoles in three 5.1 surround sound post production suites, in addition to five Genelec 1238CFM speakers and a 7271A subwoofer per room, all supplied by HHB. The S5 Fusion offers a powerful, dedicated Digital Signal Processing engine and EUCON Hybrid control to record and mix EUCON-enabled Pro Tools projects. Over 70 per cent of the monitors at IMG Studios are new Genelecs provided by HHB, with all editing suites containing either new or previously purchased models.

TSL project manager Keith Warrender comments: “The choice of equipment was a collaborative effort between TSL and IMG. TSL often quote Genelec loudspeakers for the TV control rooms because they are the industry standard for broadcast audio. HHB has proven once again that they have the knowledge and experience to provide us with large amounts of equipment required for this job without interruption and we are very happy with their service.”

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