Spanish TV Broadcaster Bound for Success with RTS & Telex

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Barcelona, Spain

Now a year since it first went on air, the prospects for the nationwide Spanish private broadcaster La Sexta look excellent, with ratings on the rise, healthy advertising sales, and studios equipped to face the challenges of the future—with intercom equipment from RTS & Telex. With the launch of La Sexta in November 2005, the populations of Madrid and Barcelona – joined in June of this year by viewers throughout Spain – gained a new private

TV

channel. In the twelve months it has been on air, La Sexta has seen its ratings rise steadily and a gratifying return from advertising sales. The professionalism and ambition of the company's managers are typified by their decision to invest in intercom systems from RTS & Telex. La Sexta's broadcast studios are in Barcelona and its news editorial offices in Madrid. Post-production is divided between the two, and the task of streamlining communications between, as well as within, the two centers was entrusted to RTS & Telex's Madrid-based partner Unitecnic. In Barcelona, Unitecnic installed an

ADAM

64 matrix with

RVON

and

Mini Trunkmasters

, two

ISDN-2005

interfaces and a variety of

keypanels

(9x

DKP-12

, 5x

KP-32

and 5x

MKP-12

). In Madrid an

ADAM

48 with

RVON

was combined with four different types of

keypanels

(6x

KP-32-16

, 5x

KP-32

, 2x

DKP-12

, and 3x

MKP-4

), as well as four

ISDN-2005

interfaces, a

BTR-800 wireless intercom system

and three

TR-825 UHF transceivers

. The system that unites the studios in the Castilian and Catalonian capitals is modular in structure, allowing for expansion in any direction at either end. "We've had no complaints from La Sexta since the installation," reports Manuel Martin of Unitecnic. "Quite the reverse, in fact: their technicians are highly impressed by the reliability, the wide range of possibilities and the ease-of-use of the system." La Sexta, incidentally, which is jointly owned by

GAMP

(Grupo Audiovisual de Medios de Producción) and the Mexican

TV

network Televisa, has a license to operate two more TDT

TV

channels. For more information, visit the RTS & Telex Intercom website:

www.telexintercoms.com

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