Autoscript, the world's leading teleprompting company and a Vitec Group brand, has won the tender to supply prompting equipment for Peel Media’s MediaCityUK production studios in Salford Quays, in the first of two phased installations. The systems will be installed by TSL, the systems integrator for the project.
Two large studios will each be equipped with four LED On-Camera units plus dedicated PCs with WinPlus prompting software. A smaller studio will have two LED On-Camera units as well as its own prompt PC with WinPlus.
Andy Waters, Head of Studios, MediaCityUK, said, “Autoscript is widely recognized as the industry leader, and the company is without question known for delivering quality products and great service. When it came to selecting prompting equipment for these state-of-the-art studios, Autoscript was the obvious choice.”
The robustness of the equipment, together with the high brightness LED screens that can cope with studio lighting, were also key factors in the purchase.
Brian Larter, Managing Director, Autoscript, said, “As a brand new facility, MediaCityUK has a fantastic opportunity to build its ideal production space. Autoscript tools are an apt choice as they are at the pinnacle of the professional prompting world today, and our continuing development will ensure that they will be even better tomorrow.”
MediaCityUK is a community designed around the specific needs of the media industries. Peel Media is developing one of Europe’s biggest high definition studio complexes and installing a state-of-the-art communications infrastructure. The development also features 378 apartments; a range of bars and restaurants, and a spectacular piazza, capable of staging events for 5,000 people.
The current installation by Autoscript is expected to be complete by the end of September 2010.