Electrosonic Delivers the News at CNN and BBC

U.K. and U.S.A.

Electrosonic equipment is behind the scenes on many TV studio sets. It has proved especially effective in news and current affairs shows, financial presentations, sports programs, awards ceremonies and games shows.

CNN’s popular weekday afternoon show “The Situation Room,” uses videowalls to provide an interactive backdrop for the host, Wolf Blitzer.

Electrosonic supplied the videowall system which consists of 2 × 4 and 2 × 2 arrays of Clarity Puma 50 inch displays sourced by an Electrosonic VECTOR™ image processor. It has become the videowall processor of choice for broadcasters as this and the following examples show.

In United Kingdom, the BBC’s news studios N6 (used for the One, Six, Ten News, HARDtalk/Extra Time, Have your say, Head2Head and Newswatch) and TC7 (used for Breakfast, Working Lunch, Newsround, Newsnight, Sunday AM  and The Politics Show) were completely revamped in 2006. Both studios now have massive seamless videowall backgrounds using Barco 67 inch XGA DLP™ cubes with stitched screens.

Following extensive evaluation, the BBC chose Electrosonic VECTOR™ image processing and COMMANDER™ control software to feed the displays. Seven VECTOR frames are in use (three in N6, and four in TC7).

In addition to supplying the equipment, Electrosonic provides 24/7 on call service support for the installation.


The BBC TV Centre in London uses Electrosonic's image processing to provide the studio backdrop to high profile news programs.