Since its launch in 2006, Spanish regional public broadcaster Aragon TV has remained committed to keeping its local communities informed on topics that directly affect their daily lives. Based in the heart of Zaragoza, the region’s main city, Aragon TV’s central production facility comprises three studios, from where a dedicated daily schedule of live programming is delivered.
Aragon TV took the opportunity to undertake a full modernisation project; starting the transition to 4K HD with Studio 3, upgrading to IP broadcast workflows, and installing the channel’s first LED graphics backdrop. Key to this was ensuring its lighting and electrical design would drive more efficient workflows, increase reliability, and have a substantial impact on operational and maintenance costs.
ARRI Solutions provided consultancy for a robust, flexible lighting network and a studio workflow configured through a fully IP-based lighting system. “Transitioning to end-to-end IP, down to the very last fixture, delivers major technical and operational benefits, due to its clear and intuitive configuration,” explains Alejandro Sanchez-Cuerda, Senior Solutions Architect ARRI EMEAI, who led the Aragon TV project. “Any broadcast engineer can quickly select, rig, and connect additional fixtures into the network, adjust existing set ups or troubleshoot issues quickly across the entire studio infrastructure.”
Complementing the network redesign, the team also developed an effective and unobtrusive trussing concept, updated electrical and power distribution, as well as installation of a range of ARRI lighting fixtures for the new studio, in conjunction with ARRI’s Spanish distributor Video Cine Import.