Peter Weitzel BSc (Eng) CEng MIEEMSMPTE Manager, Broadcast Technology Developments BBC Technology

4.1 Television Studio Centres


Over the last 20 years or so, many things have changed in television – more channels giving more output; digital technology providing lighter and cheaper cameras and VT; and more IT-based production, meaning that a smaller proportion of TV is made in studios. This has changed the landscape of the studio centre beyond recognition and provides a range of new ways of making TV programmes.

This chapter solely looks to provide signposts as to how this can be done – digital always seems to provide more questions than answers. Today’s programme making is far more ‘joined up’ so a holistic approach is required, to look beyond ...

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