Ethiopia’s public broadcaster Oromia Broadcasting Network (OBN) has chosen Lawo mixing consoles and I/O devices as the basis for two new DSNG units with 4K workflows.

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Lawo: This smaller 4K-capable vehicle includes an acoustically insulated audio room 

Based in Adama, OBN is Oromia State’s leading media organisation, serving a regional audience of 35 million people and viewers nationwide, via satellite.

For the technical basis of its OB units, OBN chose self-contained Lawo mc²36 mixing consoles, complemented with compact I/O units for expanded connectivity and use as remote stagebox solutions.

OBN’s first DSNG to be delivered was a 12-camera unit of about 12m in length. It features a full 12G workflow, capable of handling a wide variety of live broadcast situations. This unit, with its 40-fader mc²36 console and compact I/O, features a layout that maximises internal space while enabling interoperability among the different production areas. The technical room, the production and graphics rooms, and audio room are all interconnected.

Another DSNG vehicle, suitable for smaller productions and TV reporting assignments, carries four cameras and a 16-fader mc²36. The van features an acoustically insulated audio room despite its compact size.

Concept, design and installation of the vehicles has been carried out by Italian systems integrator Aret Video and Audio Engineering, a long time Lawo partner active globally. Aret has extensive experience providing sophisticated broadcast projects by selecting, combining, installing and commissioning broadcast equipment for tailor-made, turnkey projects.