Known for its quality of programing and very high production standards, SBS is one of only two public broadcasters in Australia. Recently SBS’ flagship World News program had been scheduled to receive a new set and updated graphics package. As part of the project, the opportunity was taken to refresh the look of the studio lighting, clean up the lighting grid and convert the studio to LED fixtures. For the lighting component of the new studio revamp SBS chose an ARRI fixture package designed and supplied by ARRI’s Australian lighting distributor and systems integrator, Barbizon Australia.
For this unique project, Barbizon was tasked with providing a full turnkey solution which included designing, supplying, installing, and programing all of the lights, something Paul Lewis, Barbizon’s Systems Manager, acknowledged took great care, planning, and preparation. Lewis explained, “SBS has been a customer of Barbizon’s for many years and we have conducted a number of LED reviews at their facilities updating the fixtures and control in many of their other studios. The SBS World News Programme studio upgrade was another such project and one where we again recommended ARRI lighting solutions.”