Tight deadlines, unfinished building work, two remote locations: TSL solves myriad challenges to install MBC Group’s new studio facility
TSL Systems has been commissioned to deliver a future-proof, IP-ready solution enabling ISD to transition from its legacy systems to a state-of-the-art playout solution. With much of its equipment reaching end of life, ISD wanted to upgrade and futureproof its facility to support future growth. It was decided that IP was the best option, delivering both the scalability and futureproofing it desired. The upgrade project will also eliminate the threat of ‘going dark’.
Whether you are a broadcaster or an education establishment, downtime is something you simply cannot afford. Broken-down equipment, lapsed warranties and out-of-date technology can prove expensive, however, problems happen and often at the most crucial time. This is where lifecycle services – spanning consultancy, design, build, commission and fast support - become an essential tool in keeping your facility current and on air.
TSL Systems, the leading independent systems integrator, recently provided consultancy and system design services to the University of Gloucestershire media studies faculty, as part of a major project to provide a more creative experience for its students and improve the teaching environment.
TSL Systems has been shortlisted for a 2017 IABM Design and Innovation Award for its work on the system design and installation of MBC’s new Dubai Studio City facility. In 2016, MBC, the first private free-to-air satellite broadcasting company in the Arab world, decided to give its flagship MBC1 channel a facelift and at the same time create a new studio facility for it. MBC’s headquarters at Dubai Media City was already at capacity with no room for further expansion, so the broadcaster decided to locate additional production facilities 15 kilometers away at Dubai Studio City.
TSL Systems, the leading independent systems integrator, today announced that Jeremy Rees has been appointed to the role of full-time Managing Director. He will take over from outgoing CEO Roger Henderson and will have global oversight of TSL’s Life Cycle Services, Consultancy, Systems Design, Integration and Fibre and Structured Cabling services. Henderson will remain with the company in the role of Executive Director until the end of the year.
"The reputation that TSL has is one of the main reasons we selected them. They showed a very high level of commitment and flexibility during the project discussions and system design phase and throughout. They met our expectations and they delivered on the quality, design and infrastructure needs of MBC.”
Raed Bacho, Broadcast Manager, MBC