Celebro Media, a provider of live TV services to broadcasters around the world, has partnered with Quicklink as part of its new global studio project. Quicklink’s ST500 (Studio-in-a-box) solution has been chosen to provide contribution facilities across Celebro’s televisions studio spaces around the world.
As part of the project, Celebro plans to open 80 new television studios across the world over the next two years, which will complement the company’s much larger state-of-the-art facilities in London, Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles. Roll out has already begun with Miami and New York; Paris, Brussels and Moscow are next to open. In these locations, Celebro Media has chosen Quicklink’s ST500 to facilitate the contributions back to its MCRs in Washington or London.
“We needed a technology reliable and robust enough to be used in a broadcast setting, while also giving us a level of control that meant we wouldn’t necessarily need engineers on-site. The Quicklink ST500 ticked all the boxes we needed for a remote contribution solution – enabling us to have an unattended location where guests can attend to provide contributions and have control over the camera, lighting and audio remotely from our MCRs in Washington, D.C. or London,” said Wesley Dodd, chief executive at Celebro Studios.
The ST500 is a compact unit with in-built lighting and camera that can be controlled from any remote location. The camera, lights and audio can be controlled from a Chrome web-browser using the Quicklink Manager Portal.
In order to facilitate Celebro’s studio roll-out, the company has partnered with Regus – part of the IWG group, an organisation providing flexible office spaces in over 1,000 towns and cities across the world. As a result of this partnership, Celebro can easily open studios/bureaus at locations where a news event is happening, such as a sporting event or elections.
Dodd continued: “The portability of the Quicklink ST500 is also an important factor. With the transportable Peli case we can easily roll the ST500 out to any location as part of a pop-up bureau located at a location where there is a news agenda.”