Hong Kong's Cable TV sticks with Calrec Artemis

Calrec at Cable TV Hong Kong
Neal Romanek
December 13th 2016 at 11:36AM : By Neal Romanek

The new 40-fader surface is the fifth Artemis console installed by the broadcaster

Pay-TV service Cable TV Hong Kong has upgraded its audio suites with a Calrec Audio Artemis digital audio console. The 40-fader console, installed in Cable TV's News Studio 3, is the fifth Artemis for the network.

Hong Kong-based Jolly Pro Audio, a pro audio specialist and regional distributor for Calrec, has handled installation and testing of all Cable TV's Artemis consoles. Cable TV Hong Kong installed its first Calrec console, a 40-fader Artemis, for sports programming, in June 2012. Recently Cable TV also deployed a 48-fader Artemis in its main news studio, ST1, and 40-fader Artemis consoles in both its ST2 (news) and ST9 (entertainment) studios.

Cable TV uses a 16-port Calrec router core for its Hydra2 network. Calrec's Hydra2 allows control of, and access to, all of Cable TV's networked audio resources. A Waves Sound Grid interface module connects Hydra 2 and Cable TV's Waves Sound Grid network, which gives mixers full control of Waves software applications from the touch display on the Artemis surface.

"As Hong Kong's most-watched pay-TV service, Cable TV is committed to building one of the world's most advanced facilities for covering sports, entertainment, and news," said Andy Leung, executive director of Jolly Pro Audio. "After rigorous evaluation and testing, they chose the Artemis because it offers the reliability and usability they require to achieve that goal. The Cable TV team also reports that, of the audio networks they've worked with, the Hydra2 network is by far the most powerful, flexible, and easiest to expand after initial installation."