Techtel Announces ABC Melbourne and Perth News Studios On-Air

(Sydney, Australia, 10 May 2018) Australian broadcast systems integrator, Techtel, is pleased to announce that one of ABC News busiest studios (Studio 38) went live this week in Melbourne with Techtel’s comprehensive broadcast automation solution. This comes as the next step of a multi-year project - integrated, managed and supported by Techtel, covering ABC news studios nationwide and involving a global range of strategically chosen software and hardware technology partners.

The Melbourne studio features Telemetrics cameras with both a manual and automatic capability, which can be quickly switched between manual and automatic modes by the same operator, making Studio 38 the first Australian newsroom to employ this cutting-edge technology. ABC News is also the first ever news broadcaster to benefit from CueScript’s on screen timer within the prompter monitor, which enables operators to add in messages, clocks and timers without disrupting the prompting script.

Studio 38 is one of ABC’s largest and busiest, news studios producing local and national programs including News Breakfast, Melbourne 7PM News and The World and News Tonight. Therefore, it was imperative for Techtel to implement a fast and seamless transition.

“33 years of experience in a fast-paced news environment have allowed us to complete the entire transition with zero impact to on-air broadcasting. We’ve accomplished the changeover on Sunday night, and the 6am News Breakfast Show on Monday morning aired from the brand new, enhanced system”, said Matt Feeney, Director of Projects at Techtel.

 “We continue to invest in our vendor partnerships to ensure that we can support the technological growth for our customers, such as ABC News, who are now at the forefront of automation in news broadcasting”, added Mal Chandler, Techtel CEO.

Studio 38 is ABC’s 5th studio to go live using the latest, fully automated broadcast technology commissioned, integrated and supported by Techtel.   Techtel also commissioned the Perth news studio (Studio 62) in the same week as Melbourne making it a big week for the ABC and Techtel! Other sites already using the new systems include studios in Canberra, Brisbane and Hobart that are already on air from 2017.

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Monash University builds state-of-the-art broadcast facility with Techtel

in the control room at monash university

in the control room at monash university

Sydney, Australia, 30th October 2015 – Monash University in Melbourne has selected Techtel to build a state-of-the-art broadcast facility as part of a major upgrade to their School of Media, Film and Journalism. The facility will provide students with a MOS-integrated newsroom environment, complete with a TV studio, two radio studios, five edit suites and three voiceover booths.

Recently celebrated as the 5th highest ranking university in Australia and 73rd worldwide in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings of the top 800 higher education institutions, Monash University’s media and journalism students will soon have access to one of the most sophisticated media production facilities in the country where they can gain invaluable practical experience with the systems that are used throughout Australia’s major broadcasters and future employers of today’s media students.

In accordance with the university’s design guidelines, Techtel proposed a cost-effective turnkey broadcast solution which includes the industry standard in newsroom systems, AP ENPS in addition to the SIENNA Media Asset Management system, Panasonic’s AV-HS450 switcher, CueScript teleprompters and Yamaha mixing & speakers.

ENPS workstations in the simulated newsroom environment at monash university

ENPS workstations in the simulated newsroom environment at monash university

Australian broadcasters depend on the market leading ENPS to deliver their news every day so it makes sense for universities to train their students on the software to prepare them for a career in the industry. Tightly integrated to ENPS via MOS is the SIENNA production system, a complete end-to-end digital media infrastructure for newsroom environments. Workflow elements include ingest, asset management, video editing integration, ENPS client integration, automation, playout and archive. SIENNA offers outstanding support for virtually every MOS profile and feature, including the ability for students to edit ENPS stories from the Adobe Premier desktop.

“We welcome Monash University to the growing family of ENPS users and educators throughout Australia and New Zealand”, commented Mal Chandler, Head of Sales at Techtel. “The turnkey solution Techtel has provided to Monash has demonstrated our capability to deliver innovative solutions to educate the next generation of talented producers and journalists.”

Monash University’s new broadcast system was commissioned in October 2015 with the official launch planned for early 2016.


Cuescript prompters in the studio at monash university

Cuescript prompters in the studio at monash university