Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share
26/10/2010

BBC Extension Boosted By Marshall-Tufflex

A huge, 12-storey extension to the BBC's iconic Broadcasting House in London has just seen the completion of the second phase of an extensive redevelopment project.
It will feature a bespoke power-distribution system designed and prefabricated by Marshall-Tufflex and made in its Sussex factory.
The system enables work to be carried out quickly, and the new system is compatible with the one already installed by Marshall-Tufflex in the original Broadcasting House as part of the shift to digital broadcasting.
The new installation is based around the MT32 power-distribution system based on plug-and-play power connection to eliminate hard wiring on site by electrical contractor Phoenix Electrical.
The modular system is delivered to site in cable-management bays, complete with prewired cable sets marked with circuitry and ready to feed into distribution boards. It follows Marshall-Tufflex's development of a bespoke modular power-distribution system installed during the modernisation and digital upgrade of Broadcasting House.
The system has gone into the initial fit-out of the central apparatus area and local apparatus rooms. The initial central apparatus area also has required 81 km of power cabling, 2000 sockets and 32 prewired units contained within 513 bays supplied by MT. A further 322 are being installed throughout the buildings.
Each bays above the ceiling are constructed from a combination of MT's PVC-U Maxi Trunking and Mono 10 with specialised Cee-Norm sockets.
The complexity of the vast amounts of circuitry has necessitated the building of extra-large containment units with the necessary headroom. Some are 18 m long with a 150 mm x 150 mm containment capacity.
A large number of sockets and cables in relatively short spaces have also been addressed by the cable-management solution.
(BMcC/GK)
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

21/07/2017
G&D KVM Systems – For The Next Generation Of Broadcasting
Guntermann and Drunck GmbH have announced that at IBC 2017 they will once again arrive with a suitcase full of new products to excite visitors with KV
14/11/2017
House Of Worship Selects TSL Products' Broadcast System
A TallyMan broadcast control system by TSL Products has been selected by the Lutheran Church of Hope as part of an upgrade of its AV operations. Locat
25/09/2017
IPE Timing System Installed In Production Facility
Norway's TV 2 has installed IPE's IDS production timing system as part of its new broadcast and production facilities in Bergen. The IDS system is cu
08/06/2017
SHOTOVER F1 Becomes Flagship System For PDG Helicopters
With over 40 years of aerial filming expertise and 18 aircraft based in the United Kingdom and Ireland, PDG Helicopters have chosen the SHOTOVER F1 as
05/06/2017
The Vortex Aerial Camera System By Cammotion
The Vortex Aerial Camera System is a completely unique and one-off piece of kit designed for on-camera vertical tracking from the ground up to 100 fee
01/11/2017
Audio-Technica Ships 6000 Series Wireless System
Audio-Technica has announced that it is now shipping the 6000 Series High Density Wireless System; a solution that enables users to pack 31 channels i
30/10/2017
TV Academy Honours ARRI ALEXA Camera System
At the 69th Engineering Emmy® Awards Ceremony in Hollywood, the Television Academy recognized ARRI with the most prestigious television accolade for o
26/10/2017
ATG Danmon Completes System Relocation For UWE
ATG Danmon has announced the completion of a studio facility relocation project for the University of the West of England (UWE). Based at the UWE Bris
10/10/2017
JVC's ProHD Bridge – A Cost-Effective IP Transmission System
JVC has announced a partnership with Peplink, a leader in SD-WAN bonding solutions, to create the ProHD Bridge video-over-IP solution. The ProHD Wirel
08/12/2017
Let's Design A Lighting System For Your TV Studio
Projects Department Ltd has been around for over 18 years but with a combined resource of over 40 years providing consultancy, design, supply and inst
30/11/2017
BSI Deploys 4K Wireless Camera System In Live Production
BSI has completed a series of live tests with a 4K version of its wireless camera system. While most prime time sports events in the UK already air in
04/07/2017
BWS To Feature Sapphire 4K Codec System At IBC 2017
Broadcast Wireless Systems (BWS) will feature its BWS Sapphire 4K Codec System at IBC 2017. The ultra-low latency Sapphire enables 4K wireless camera
30/06/2017
Led Zep Masters Use Allen & Heath dLive Digital Mixing System
With 35 musicians on stage delivering one of the greatest back catalogue of classic rock anthems in history, Led Zep Masters is a live show that place
29/06/2017
Four Up And Down Converters For Crystal Vision's New Frame System
Crystal Vision has announced the release of four up and down converters for the Vision frame system, each with different features for different applic
22/06/2017
Vislink System Delivers For Sailing Event
xG Technology's Vislink business is providing wireless camera transmission capabilities to support the live stream broadcast of this year's Kiel Week