Custom Consoles MediaWall Goes Live at BBC Studioworks

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Last Updated: October 22, 2020 5:00 pm GMT
(Leighton Buzzard, UK--October 22, 2020) Custom Consoles announces the completion of a 5 metres wide by 3 metres high MediaWall for BBC Studioworks in Elstree, Hertfordshire. The new structure is installed in the production control gallery used for the supervision of programmes from the George Lucas Stage.

Custom Consoles MediaWall in the George Lucas Stage production control gallery at BBC Studioworks Elstree

BBC Studioworks operates a complete gallery suite assigned to the George Lucas Stages at Elstree Studios, supporting large-scale TV productions. The galleries have direct access to Stages 1 and 2 and have hosted shows such as Strictly Come Dancing, The Voice, and A League of Their Own. George Lucas used Stages 1 and 2 during the filming of the 'Star Wars' trilogy and welcomed the opportunity of naming Stage 1 the George Lucas Stage. Fully soundproofed, the stage is 1,465 square metres in area and 15 metres high.

Located in front of the production control desk, the MediaWall spans almost the full width of the gallery's front wall and supports 44 video monitors plus their associated under-monitor displays. A studio clock display and speakers are also attached. Four storage cabinets are positioned at floor level, accommodating power and signal distribution equipment.

"Introduced in 2006, MediaWall continues to be in strong demand among broadcasters, production studios and playout service providers around the world," comments Custom Consoles Sales Manager Gary Fuller. "Based on robust and attractively styled standard components, it complements our Module-R range of control room desks and storage bays by offering the same design versatility and potential for fast delivery."

MediaWall's modularity allows flat-screen monitor displays of practically any size to be constructed from standard horizontal and vertical support elements. Individual or multiple frames can be used in fully self-supporting configurations or coupled directly to the studio wall. Screens can be positioned so that the edges meet exactly to form a continuous horizontal display limited only by the boundary of the monitor panel. All wiring is fully concealed and can enter or leave the structure at any desired point. MediaWall is available in any required element widths.

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About BBC Studioworks
BBC Studioworks is a commercial subsidiary of the BBC providing studios and post production services to all the major TV broadcasters and production companies including the BBC, ITV, Sky, Channel 4, Channel 5 and the Endemol Shine Group. Located across sites in Elstree and Television Centre in White City, its London facilities are home to some of the nation’s most watched and loved television shows. It offers world-class studio and post production spaces, equips them with the right technology and engages the most dedicated and talented people in the industry. By doing this, it brings ideas to life. For more information, please visit www.bbcstudioworks.com
BBC Studioworks credits include:
  • Good Morning Britain, Lorraine, This Morning, Loose Women, The Jonathan Ross Show and The Chase for ITV

  • The Last Leg and Sunday Brunch for Channel 4

  • A League of Their Own and The Russell Howard Hour for Sky

  • Celebrity Juice and Don’t Hate the Playaz for ITV2

  • The Graham Norton Show, Pointless, Strictly Come Dancing and EastEnders for BBC and live election coverage for BBC News


About Custom Consoles
Custom Consoles Ltd is an ISO 9001 certified manufacturer of project-specific and modular broadcast, process-control and security furniture. Its product range includes motorised and fixed-height units plus fan-cooled sound-insulated equipment housings. The company operates from a 1,200 square metre UK-based production facility equipped with 3D computer-aided-design facilities, computer-controlled cutting machinery and a thermoform press. These resources provide the dual benefits of precise quality control and prompt delivery times, typically 21 days from receipt of order. Custom Consoles' clients include governmental and corporate organisations in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australasia.

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