Getting crafty with Hochanda TV
Trickbox TV has applied its System Integration expertise to design and build a studio for the new 24-hour arts and crafts, Hochanda TV (Home of Hobbies, Crafts and Arts).
Launched in September 2015 across multi-language regions, the channel boasts 365 day transmission to Sky, Freeview and Freesat, with live broadcast 12 hours each day covering an array of hobby categories including DIY, kitchen, crafts and gardening.
Within an eight week timeline, Trickbox TV provided the design and installation of two brand new studios in Peterborough, from planning and design through to build, commissioning and launch within the tight time frame. Panasonic remote cameras and Ross Video were among the headline equipment used, including a Carbonite vision mixer, 144x144 video router and Ross openGear signal processing and glue cards. Additional equipment included a Trilogy intercoms system which is intuitive to learn and use, and can scale up as the channel grows.
Since it broadcasts across multiple countries, Hochanda TV also benefits from automated live audio translation and variations of graphics across the different regions.
Trickbox TV went up against other companies for the pitch and was ultimately chosen due to its flexibility and understanding of Hochanda’s requirements. David Taaffe, Head of Television at Hochanda TV said, “Trickbox TV really took the time to listen to the needs of the channel and worked with us, responding to any concerns with innovative alternatives.”
“Working with Trickbox TV has been great, we were really impressed with the efficient installation of the new studio facility in such a short time frame and their ability to respond to last minute changes,” David Taffe continued, “Trickbox TV was very approachable and worked around the clock to resolve any teething issues.”