BUENOS AIRES: Non Stop TV is a thirty-year-old, full-service TV production complex, which totally lives up to its name. Founded in 1983, Non Stop produces content and provides audio, video and sophisticated post-production services for top rank clients in Latin America, Europe and Asia. With a staff of over 450, the studio turns out over 800 hours of programming each year for Disney Channel, Sony, Fox Sports, History Channel and many other leading broadcast/cinema content producers.
In 2010 this hugely successful facility had far outgrown its original B.A. home. Company principals reached out to the Walters-Storyk Design Group’s Argentine branch for architectural and acoustic design of a new 130,000 sq. ft. facility. The projected home for this major complex was the four-building compound of a former leading film production studio. WSDG was tasked with developing a design program for the entire full-service broadcast production facility.
WSDG Partner/Director of International Relations Sergio Molho, reports that the entire multi-office design team collaborated on developing a multi-purpose, state of the art, facility for Non Stop TV. “This 21st Century movie lot is literally a self-contained city in a Buenos Aires suburb,” Molho says. “The massive project called upon the expertise of members of WSDG designers, renderers, systems integrators and project managers in Europe, the U.S. and Latin America. Our collaborative effort over the past two years has enabled Non Stop TV to far exceed its position as the hub of Latin American entertainment programming production for the foreseeable future,” he adds.
Completed in April, 2013, the new studios feature six individual shooting stages, and more than three dozen individual production, post production and support service suites, distributed throughout the multi structure compound. Non Stop’s largest component is Studio Six, a 10,000 sq. ft. sound stage dedicated to producing original Disney Channel programming for Latin America. Amenities include (5) dressing rooms; make up, wardrobe, video library, dubbing stage, and set construction. Additional support services such as, Subtitle Division, Authorship, Media Asset Management (MAM), Electronic Art Department, Offline Editorial Suites, Multi-Format Production, Audio Recording and Mixing, and Live Transmission are also housed within the complex. Additionally, the facility houses two 5,000 sq. ft. stages, a 4000 sq. ft. stage with a spacious main control room, and a 1000 sq. ft. stage (devisable into two separate 500 sq. ft. shooting stages.)
Technology highlights include a six-channel HD EVS XT series server controlled by an EVS’ IPDirector suite of video production management applications; Final Cut PRO, Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, Client-server architecture, Centralized Storage, Production Automation, Archive, Fiber Optics Connectivity, and a full complement of cameras, lights, microphones and related gear.
1. Non Stop TV Master Control
2. Non Stop TV CMR
3. Non Stop TV Studio Six
4. Non Stop TV Production Offices
5. Non Stop TV Exterior
6. Non Stop TV Floor Plan
Walters-Storyk Design Group has designed over 3000 media production facilities in the U.S., Europe, the Far East and Latin America. WSDG credits range from the original Jimi Hendrix Electric Lady Studio in Greenwich Village to NYC’s Jazz At Lincoln Center performance complex, broadcast facilities for The Food Network, CBS and WNET, over twenty teaching studios for The Art Institutes around the US, and corporate clients such as Hoffman La Roche. Recent credits include Jungle City, NY’s major new destination studio; private studios for Green Day, Jay-Z, Timbaland’s Tim Mosley, film composer Carter Burwell, Aerosmith, Bruce Springsteen and Alicia Keys. WSDG principals John Storyk, Beth Walters, Sergio Molho and Dirk Noy lecture frequently at universities and industry events, and contribute regularly to industry publications. WSDG has collaborated with such noted architects as: Frank O. Ghery (Novartis Campus,) Rafael Vignoly (Jazz at Lincoln Center,) Norman Foster (El Aleph,) Oscar Niemeyer (CAMG,) Phillipe Stark (Faena Hotel,) Grimshaw (Zurich Airport,) and Santiago Calatrava (Berklee Valencia.) WSDG is a seven time winner of the prestigious TEC Award for outstanding achievement in Acoustics/Facility Design, including 2012 for NY’s Jungle City. WSDG maintains offices in NY, SF, Miami, Buenos Aires, Belo Horizonte, Basel, Beijing, Barcelona, Mexico City and Mumbai.