Philippines’ ABS-CBN upgrades with Lawo mc²56 consoles
Philippines’ leading media and entertainment organization, ABS-CBN Corporation, has upgraded Control Rooms 3 and 10 at its TV production studios in Quezon City (close to the country’s capital, Manila) with identical Lawo mc²56 audio consoles. The new consoles replaced two dated desks and were installed by Broadcast Communications International, the main contractor for the upgrade.
The IP-based Lawo production consoles – each with 64 faders and providing 270 DSP channels, a routing capacity of 5120x5120 crosspoints, integrated Waves SoundGrid servers and connectivity via four DALLIS I/O frames – mark the first Lawo equipment installations in the Philippines. After a rigorous selection process carried out by ABS-CBN in the preceding months, the order for the mc²56 consoles arrived with Lawo in February 2017.
Following delivery and several months required for installation, testing and training – all according to ABS-CBN’s ambitious project schedule – the modernized IP-ready studio control rooms went on-air in January 2018.
Tan Boon Siong, Lawo’s Sales Director for Southeast Asia, commented: “We are proud to have our first large-scale installation in Philippines. With this, we have entered a new relationship with ABS-CBN, and are confident that we are able to provide our best support, services and technology – not only to ABS-CBN, but to all our customers in the Philippines.”