According to a recent study commissioned by the Royal Mail, two-thirds (65%) of UK SME craft and design retailers have seen an increase in their sales over the last 12 months. This comes as no surprise to Hochanda TV, one of the UK's leading craft TV channel dedicated to Crafts, Hobbies and Arts. Hochanda has recently expanded with a second, state-of-the-art TV studio at its headquarters in Peterborough, UK, which was designed, built and installed by Trickbox TV.
This is the second time that Hochanda has enlisted Trickbox TV’s studio installation and broadcast systems integration services. When the channel launched in September 2015, Trickbox provided the design and installation of a new studio in Peterborough, from concept through to build, commissioning and launch, within an 8-week time frame. Seven months after Hochanda launched, Trickbox moved the facility to a new building in Peterborough where both studios are now based.
The equipment supplied by Trickbox for the new studio, which was installed without any programme interruptions, provides Hochanda TV with a fully integrated studio and control room including: A Ross Video Carbonite vision mixer; expanding Hochanda TV’s existing Ross Video NK144x144 router; Ross Video openGear signal processing; Ross Video PIVOTCam remote cameras; Sennheiser mics and IEMs; and a Playbox playout system. The control room furniture supplied by MW Video was custom designed to suit Hochanda TV’s unique operations. The project also included an upgrade of the existing camera robotics (in studio 1) to Ross Video CamBot robotic camera systems.
Stuart Russell, Senior Communications Manager with Ross Video says, “We are delighted to work with Trickbox on this second project for Hochanda TV. Our range of Smart Production solutions – arguably the most comprehensive in the industry – makes it easy for broadcasters to create engaging and compelling content; the fact that Hochanda has chosen to work again with Ross and Trickbox is complimentary proof of the fact.”
Liam Laminman, Managing Director, Trickbox TV added, “We’re very happy to have been able to assist Hochanda TV with this further expansion. The studios provide state-of-the-art facilities for shows on-air 24/7/365, played out in HD across multi-language regions on Sky, Freeview and Freesat and on Hochanda.com.”
“We’re very happy to have been able to assist Hochanda TV with this further expansion. The studios provide state-of-the-art facilities for shows on-air 24/7/365, played out in HD across multi-language regions on Sky, Freeview and Freesat and on Hochanda.com.”
Liam Laminman, Managing Director, Trickbox TV