bTV Media Group, Bulgaria’s TV audience leader, has installed state-of-the-art teleprompter and camera support equipment from Autoscript and Vinten in its all-new, innovative studio. Located in the Bulgarian capitol of Sofia, the futuristic broadcast newsroom incorporates seven Vinten Quartz pedestals with Vector 750 pan-and-tilt heads, together with Autoscript EPIC-IP17 teleprompters.
In addition to bTV, Bulgaria’s first private national TV station, the bTV Media Group’s television unit consists of market-leading channels bTV Action, bTV Cinema, bTV Comedy, bTV Lady, and RING. The new studio is the largest-scale technological project in the history of bTV and is unique in central and Eastern Europe, featuring three multifunctional sets, 11 video walls, and a total area of 450 square meters.
The Autoscript and Vinten equipment is part of an overall design based on maximum flexibility in camera choreography and functional efficiency. Each camera setup includes an Autoscript EPIC-IP17 teleprompter sporting a sleek carbon-fibre hood, together with an integrated talent monitor.
“It’s an honour to see our equipment playing a key role in bTV’s new studio project,” said Martin Leuenberg, VPS regional sales manager. “The showpiece new studio – including a unique 360-degree set – enables bTV journalists to present the most important news, current events, and sports programming in an even more dynamic, accessible, and interactive way. The Vinten heads and pedestals, coupled with the Autoscript prompting solutions, play a critical role in this effort by empowering bTV camera operators and its on-air talent.”