UK: The main studio at ITV Central in Birmingham now offers viewers a state-of-the-art rear-projected wide screen backdrop behind the news readers. The spectacular 16:9 display is one of the first applications of the dnp Giant Wide Angle TV studio Screen in England.
The new optical rear projection display was installed by AV specialists Dolphin Media & Design who successfully tendered for the audio visual element of the complete refurbishment of the ITV Central News Studio.
Central TV's studio engineer Graham Dobbs and his team had already been impressed by a similar set-up in a London studio, but wanted reassurance about issues such as viewing angle and brightness - knowing the new set-up would also have to demonstrate reliability, given its intended duty cycle.
Mark Dolphin of Dolphin Media & Design thus recommended the TV studio version of the dnp Giant Wide Angle Screen (GWA) - a huge single-element optical screen, which offers enhanced brightness uniformity and contrast levels designed to meet the requirements in brightly-lit TV studio environments.