NINE Network Equips New Sydney Studio With Vinten Robotics And Autoscript Prompting

The Nine Network Australia has invested in state-of-the-art robotic camera support systems from Vinten, and Intelligent Prompting solutions from Autoscript for the Production, News & Current Affairs studios located at its new Headquarters in Sydney Australia.

Channel Nine has recently completed the build-out of its Main Production studio (studio A). All three studios, Main Production, News & Today Show and Current Affairs, are now fully equipped with Vinten Studio Robotics & Autoscript-IP Prompting solutions. The newly installed equipment is instrumental in the network’s strategy to reduce operational costs whilst employing the latest in broadcast studio robotics & prompting.

“The relocation of our Headquarters & studios to a newly built greenfield site was a major project that required a lot of advance planning,” said David Bowers, broadcast chief technology officer - Nine Network. “The key objectives for the technology team were to reduce operational costs, and to design a fully digital facility with the latest state of the art IP infrastructure and hardware technology.” He added, “Vinten & Autoscript are global leaders in studio robotics and prompting and their solutions already have proven integration with our in-house Mosart automation system. We are happy to extend the technology to our main studio.”

Amber Technology, a Vitec Production Solutions Premier Partner, supplied and commissioned the Vinten and Autoscript solutions. “We are very pleased that the Nine Network has chosen the Vinten Robotics & Autoscript WinPlus-IP Prompting solutions for their new greenfield Headquarters & studio site,” said Jon sharp, national sales manager – Amber Technology. “We worked very closely with David Bowers and his technology team to determine and recommend a state of the art robotic & prompting solution that integrates with their existing IP infrastructure.”

“Moving from manual studio floor operations to automated control via IP is a significant factor in reducing studio operational costs.” Said Tom Pavicic, regional sales manager ANZ – Vitec Production Solutions. “For example, Vinten robotic pedestals and heads with integrated Startracker enable one-time mapping of the entire studio floor. This avoids the ongoing operational cost of regular retargeting and delivering precise automated remote control of pre-set shots and sequences. The flexibility of the IP integrated Vinten Robotics together with Autoscript WinPlus-IP Prompting solutions provide the Nine Network with a truly future proof investment.” 

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