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Timeline’s new centre fitted with Argosy ‘gold standard’ cables

A provider of broadcast technology and services to broadcasters such as the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, and BT Sport, Timeline Television launched its state-of-the-art Ealing Broadcast Centre (EBC) in August 2021.

Already consisting of a 2000-sq feet virtual/reality studio, a large production gallery, a master control room, and eight multi-purpose edit suites, the EBC is currently undergoing its next build phase, adding two more studios, seven production control rooms, and nine edit suites.

Argosy’s Image 360, Image 720 and Image 1000 series of digital video cables run through the entire EBC, connecting the facility’s routers, vision mixers, servers, monitors, decoders, encoders and much more. The Image Series is designed to provide “superior performance” at the higher frequencies of digital applications, as well as being suitable for use at lower frequencies for analogue applications.

Bradley Woollett, Lead Broadcast Engineer at Timeline Television, said, “Everywhere in the facility that needs a video cable uses Argosy’s Image series and connectors.

“Cables and connectors aren’t the most exciting part of the build, but they are absolutely critical to our operations. And Argosy is known in the industry as the gold standard, so who better to trust!”

A range of Argosy’s Mains Distribution Units (MDUs) provide efficient power management across the racks in all of Timeline’s technical operations areas, safeguarding critical broadcast equipment from primary mains supply failure.

“The two mains supplies on Argosy MDUs are independent, so it gives us complete peace of mind when it comes to redundancy,” Woollett added.

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