(Hebden Bridge, UK--April 8, 2009) Calrec has announced that its Americas sales remained strong in spite of the weak economy, enabling it to solidify its position as the leading console manufacturer for high-end television broadcast applications. Calrec, one of the professional brands under D&M Holdings, attributed its success to the continued loyalty of its customers, the addition of a full-time team in the U.S. in the past year, and the strong support of its representatives and distributors. |
"Whether they operate from a studio or a truck, broadcasters must have rock-solid dependability. A live broadcast audio console is truly a mission-critical piece of equipment," said Courtney Spencer, senior vice president, business and professional group, Americas, for D&M Holdings. "That's why ultimately, Calrec's sales success is always based on the quality and the reputation of the consoles. There are many leading audio operators who don't want to use anything else."
Calrec Audio's strong position in the mobile production market is unquestioned -- with Calrec consoles in more than 60 percent of HD trucks on the road in North America today, according to Sports Video Group's 2009 Mobile Sports Production Yearbook. Among the outside production companies that have installed Calrec consoles in mobile production units this year are Crosscreek, Dome Productions (Toronto), F&F Productions, Game Creek Video, IMS Productions (Indianapolis Motor Speedway), Lyon Video, Mira Mobile Television, NEP Denali, NEP Supershooters, Token Creek, Turner Networks, and Yes Productions.
Sales during the past year equally reflect Calrec's popularity in fixed studio facilities; among them some of the top names in the North American broadcast industry: ESPN, Fox Business Channel, Global TV (Toronto), HBO, Home Shopping Network, NBC Universal, Rogers Communications (Toronto), Speed Channel, Turner Networks, the new Major League Baseball Network, and many more.
With its Sigma, Omega, and Zeta range of consoles and the popular Hydra network system, Calrec also made new inroads into local and regional markets in 2008. New customers include KGW, KMSP, Mega TV, WFLD, WNYW, and TVN and UCTV, Calrec's first ever sales into Chile.
Going forward, Calrec will further its reputation as the brand to beat with the launch at the 2009 NAB Show in April of its most powerful audio console yet, Apollo, and of the next-generation Hydra2 distributed audio router. These products and more will be on display at the Calrec NAB booth N8207.
About Calrec Audio
Calrec Audio, part of D&M Holdings Inc., is exclusively dedicated to excellence in audio mixing for on-air and live production. As a broadcast specialist for more than 30 years, this dedication has helped Calrec develop a range of digital and analog consoles relied on by the world's most successful broadcasters. For putting sound in the picture, broadcasters put their trust in Calrec.