Case Studies

VSC has successfully delivered bespoke solutions to some of the most prestigious blue chip companies which include: BT, BBC, Financial Times and Oracle. These are a sample of some of the projects we have delivered.

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BBC - Clip Studios

In September 2013 VSC were successful in being chosen for the BBC Systems Integration Framework agreement. In January 2014 VSC were awarded the contract to build two clip studios for the World Service at the BBC’s New Broadcasting House in London, W1. The studios incorporate most of the elements found in the BBC’s network studios; Snell Kahuna Vision Mixers, Vizrt Graphics, Mosart Automation, Quantel Servers, Shotoku Robotics and Studer Audio Mixers. VSC have cemented our relationship with the BBC being awarded further contracts to integrate 9 additional Vizrt Graphics Engines into the NBH pool as well as upgrading the BBC Parliament DR facilities to HD.

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Shed Media - London Post Production Facilities

The Shed Media Group is a leading producer and distributor of audio visual content. The Group makes long-running brands and formats across all media and genres, encompassing scripted, factual entertainment and lifestyle content. Having worked with the Shed Media Group for a number of years, VSC were their first choice when it came to designing and installing the new post production facility in Gray’s Inn Road, London. Shed Media are part of the Warner Bros. organization and now the company’s flagship post production facility.  

Testimonial: Jamie Przygrodzki, Technical Manager

“VSC provided a complete end-to-end solution and supported Shed Media throughout the transition to our new facilities. Project management was second to none and any obstacles were overcome with ease and efficiency”.

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TV Zimbo, Angola - Broadcast Centre

When TV Zimbo first went on air in Angola in 2008 it became the countries first independently owned broadcaster. Prior to the launch VSC provided a fully integrated turnkey solution for TV Zimbo which included two SD News Studios and a 6 camera production studio, newsroom and post production facilities.  In 2013 TV Zimbo embarked on a major upgrade and expansion which included a new HD newsroom, two new HD news studios, edit suits and a two channel 24/7 playout solution. As well as providing a turnkey technical solution for this major upgrade VSC provide continuing post installation support for TV Zimbo.

Testimonial: Nuno Filipe, Technical Director

“The successful launch of TV Zimbo in 2008 was in no small part due to VSC. The extensive knowledge and experience of their team gave us great confidence that we would meet our launch deadline. During the recent major upgrade of our facilities VSC again managed and delivered the project smoothly and efficiently. Their sound technical advice and excellent support has been invaluable to us over the years”.  

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BBC - World Service Television Studio

In 2015 the UK Government announced additional funding to provide expansion of the World Service including the launch of 11 new language services. This has been described as the biggest expansion in the World Service since the 1940s. As part of this expansion there was a requirement for a new studio at BBC New Broadcasting House in central London and after a competitive tender process VSC were awarded the contract to build this studio.

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Financial Times - Television Studio

In 2010 the Financial Times (FT) awarded VSC the contract to, design, build and project manage the installation of their new video studio. VSC were responsible for the overall project management, including the civil and M&E works, adopting PRINCE2® principles throughout the process. The studio is installed at the riverside end of the FT’s headquarters providing fantastic views of St. Paul’s Cathedral, the River Thames and City of London skyline. Its importance was denoted by the new facility being officially opened by Jean-Claude Trichet, President of The European Central Bank. VSC provide on-going technical support for the FT.

Testimonial: Richard Edgar, Global Head of Video 

“What surprised me was the huge amount of work involved before anything was bought. VSC’s job included a lot of planning for what would be needed along with the use of a lot of imagination”.

“The re-build at Teddington allowed us to check the kit and the ergonomics of the console and to allow the wiring looms to be created off site rather than cluttering up the studio site. It was much more efficient. But then we have worked with VSC Design before and we know them to be very professional”.

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BT - International Media Centre 

VSC have been working with BT since 2006 and in that time have completed many projects, mainly at the BT Tower in London. These have included the Tower Post Production facilities and the Disaster Recovery facilities for BT Sport, along with BT Sports Service Monitoring Centre. In 2011 VSC installed BT’s core routing switcher responsible for switching the vision circuits for all BT’s customers. In March 2014 VSC were awarded the contract to rebuild the International Media Centre (IMC) BT’s Central Service Monitoring Hub. This was a high profile and business critical project which was awarded to VSC after a tender process which included a number of SI specialists. Since successfully delivering the IMC project VSC continues to develop the Sports Monitoring Facilities for BT.

Testimonial: Nick Jordan, BT Project Manager 

“VSC have been engaged by BT Media & Broadcast for numerous broadcast projects.  This included being responsible for delivering the broadcast facilities for the launch of the prestigious BT Vision service in 2007.  The services provided have included the design, supply, installation and commissioning of broadcast basis with BT’s technical team to produce the initial specification and scope of works for several projects.  The work has always been of a high standard and delivered on time.  I would highly recommend their services”.

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Diário, Lisbon - Económico TV

When Lisbon based Portuguese economic news media company Diário Económico were looking for a Systems Integrator with experience in designing tapeless systems they turned to VSC. Económico TV were particularly interested in VSC’s experience and track record in delivering tapeless solutions. As part of the installation, VSC delivered an Octopus Newsroom system, Apple XServe Storage SAN and an Atempo ADA Archiving Solution. The system is based on the Building4Media FORK production software suite. The production facilities include two HD studios which utilise the FORK Live assist system for full integration with the automation system.

Testimonial: António Rocha Lopes, Technical Director

"We chose VSC Design for their proven work in systems integration and in particular delivering tapeless workflows. We needed an independent consultancy to supervise all third party manufacturers and suppliers.  Our time schedule was quite ambitious as we started the project in May and wanted it delivered in September. We can say it was a good decision to involve VSC."

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ONSIGHT - Post Production Facilities

ONSIGHT are London’s leading facility company providing HD, 2K, 3D and 4K technologies to clients. When they moved premises in 2014 they turned to VSC for the system integration and project management of the technical installation. VSC were the obvious choice having successfully designed and built ONSIGHT’s facilities at their previous location in Berners Street in 2004 and at their Shepperton Studio site. Over the years VSC have worked with ONSIGHT as their technical facilities have expanded and changed. ONSIGHT have always been at the forefront of technology and are London’s leading supplier of 3D production and post production facilities.

Testimonial: Simon Craddock, ONSIGHT CEO

"VSC Design Limited has planned, designed, installed and serviced the system integration requirements of ONSIGHT since its inception, and continues to provide engineering services as part of our ongoing relationship. They moved us seamlessly into our new building and as systems integrators, they provide a service that is second to none."

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Oracle - Digital Media Studio

In 2012 Oracle were looking for a Systems Integration partner for their new digital media studio project at their headquarters in Reading, UK. After a tender process which included a number of Systems Integrators, VSC were awarded the contract. VSC provided a complete turnkey solution for Oracle which included a four camera HD studio, gallery and editing facilities. VSC are contracted to provide on-going technical support for the facilities.

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JRTV - HD OB Truck

VSC Design recently delivered Jordan’s state broadcaster, JRTV their newly acquired High Definition OB truck.  The vehicle is part of the infrastructure changes being implemented to fulfil the mandate of migrating JRTV’s entire production chain from production to transmission to HD by 2016.

 

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Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) - HD Facility, Kampala

In 2013 VSC Design were awarded the contract to provide the systems integration for the upgrade of Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) facilities in Kampala, Uganda. Uganda Broadcasting Corporation is Uganda’s state broadcaster and was formed in 2005 from the former Uganda Television and Uganda Radio Corporations.

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freuds - Newsroom Training Studio

VSC Design has created an immersive media training studio for the communications and public relations firm freuds at their London headquarters.

Testimonial: Samuel Smith, Associate Director, freuds 

“VSC have been at our side every step of the way in helping us build and support our Newsroom training/development facility. I can't speak highly enough of the team's professionalism, good humour and "can do" attitude --and the quality of their work is world class. I don't know what we'd do with without them”.

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VSC Design Support Services

VSC Design offer flexible support packages to suit all of our customer’s requirements. Many of our clients have previously employed VSC to install part or all of their installations and we continue to provide them with peace of mind that their broadcast assurance and business continuity is in safe hands.

 

We provide support services in the UK and abroad notable examples being BT broadcast infrastructure at BT Tower and TV Zimbo in Luanda, Angola.

 

The New Voice of the BT Speaking Clock 

The One Show on BBC 1 ran a competition to find the next permanent voice for the BT Speaking Clock. Recording took place at BT Tower using facilities designed, built and maintained by VSC Design as part of our ongoing support contract.

 

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